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There was a precise moment – between The Drillers and Professor Bumb and the Swedish Maquis – when Augustin Cupșa’s storytelling leapt from the purest and most demented dystopia into the most mixed and unpredictable reality. As if he had turned a lens on the other side that encompassed everything, without focusing on anything, this alert storyteller, attentive to the unpredictable inner movements of reality, is content in Great joys and great sorrows to describe, to narrate, to focus and to give a close-up on an unexpected detail: A verbal tic, some green dandelions, a dark lion’s roar, a pair of fried-egg earrings, a cat’s ear in a purple liquid, a warm spine, a girl from Deva. Every inside, every outside, every real or mental space, every meeting of destiny and every curve of the past brought into the present coagulates a round world, living out of its own articulation and haunting us for days after we close the book. – Simona Sora

There’s something that can never be told, not to the end, not to the final point or full dimension. In the good tradition of my Ardennes parents, I was taught that great joys and great sorrows are not shown in public. But it’s more than a rule of good behavior. Even in front of those close to us we fail to say that something, whether it’s a thought, a feeling or our individual truth. Words push each other forward, states masquerade as others, disguise themselves, pirouette or melt to escape confession. Without lying. Because even if we manage to tell each other everything, in the wake of the deepest emotion or even born from sharing it, something remains. And that something makes us, in fact, alone with others, alone too. – Augustin Cupșa

Augustin Cupșa (b. 1980) published his novel The Perforators in 2006 when he won the USR and Cartea Românească manuscript competitions. He subsequently received the UNPR and USR Excellence Award for his literary debut, the Petre Pandrea Award and the annual prize of the magazine Ramuri. After The Train to Bucharest Leaves from Line 3 won the HBO award for short film screenplay, and Oh, Johnny, oh! entered the finals of the feature film screenplay competition of the Anonimul International Film Festival, he began to collaborate as a screenwriter with various television and independent production companies – TVR, HBO, MediaPro Pictures, Film Factor. He has given readings in the country, at the annual colloquiums of young writers and in Berlin, Istanbul, Beirut and has received the European Alliance for Television and Culture grant. In 2011, he returned to literature with Professor Bumb and the Swedish Maquis for which he was nominated for Young Novelist of the Year. His prose has been included in anthologies and translated into German, Slovenian, Swedish, French and Turkish.


Autor: Augustin Cupsa
Editura: Humanitas
Colectie: Scriitori romani contemporani
Anul aparitiei: 2.021
Luna aparitiei: 3
Tip coperta: Brosata
Numar de pagini: 220
Format: 130 x 200
ISBN: 978-973-50-6991-9
Cod de bare: 9789735069919

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