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November 29, 2020 at 3:16 pm #23540Andrew PettiesGuest
Vain Art of the Fugue
by Dumitru Țepeneag
- Release date: April 1, 2007
- Author: Dumitru Țepeneag
- Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
- Language: english
- Format: paperback, 144 pages
- Genres: fiction, romania, literature, novels
- ISBN: 9781564784216 (1564784215)
About The Book
Clutching a bouquet of flowers, hurrying to catch his bus, and arguing with the driver once he’s on, a man rushes to a train station platform to meet a woman. This sequence of events occurs and recurs in remarkably different variations in Vain Art of the Fugue.
In one version, the bus driver ignores the traffic signals and is killed in the ensuing crash. In another, the protagonist is thrown off the bus, and as he chases after it, a crowd of strangers joins him in the pursuit.
As the book unfolds, the protagonist, his lovers, and the people he meets become increasingly vivid and complex figures in the crowded Bucharest cityscape. Themes, conflicts, and characters interweave and overlap, creating a book that is at once chaotic and perfectly composed.
“As you can see, madam, words are getting staler and staler… idiots have used them like so many wheelbarrows… loaded them up with all kinds of idiotic confessions, with all these ideas, each more stupid than the last… in short, with what people call messages.”
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