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Metamorphosis of a Moorish Nude Postcard Richard Waara

Note to the Reader: Richard Waara, a surrealist artist and poet who lives in the San Francisco Bay area, offers his view of how Gherasim Luca's cubomania inspired a series of new works rooted in the spirit of the original.

Ghérasim Luca's brief but compellingly enigmatic Les orgies des quanta (The Orgies of Quanta) was first published in Bucharest in 1946. Luca, a founding member of the Romanian Surrealist group, which seemed at times to exist “on the delirious scales of space and time,” if I may borrow this phrase by Luca that can be found in the recent English translation of his book Le vampire passif (The Passive Vampire), is primarily remembered today in France and Romania

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Gherasim Luca Centenary Issue  

Essays and reflections in English and French on Romanian surrealist Gherasim Luca, including Luca's own texts and art. Also featuring rumi...

Gherasim Luca Centenary Issue  

Essays and reflections in English and French on Romanian surrealist Gherasim Luca, including Luca's own texts and art. Also featuring rumi...

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