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Smuggling, Surrealism, & Sympathetic Magic: On Translating Gherasim Luca Julian Semilian and Laura Semilian

Sometime during the late fall of 2003, my (Julian’s) childhood friend R---called me from Bucharest. Guess what I’m holding in my hand, he said. His tone was gleeful. R---- was gloating over the accuracy of a prediction I had made earlier that year as he and I were leaving the Romanian Academy Library, me grasping my trophy, a photocopy of Gherasim Luca’s The Inventor of Love, predicting gleefully — and somewhat spitefully — that within six

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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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