Zenobia

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NORTHWESTERN University Press, 1995 - Fiction - 192 pages
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A full-length novel by a member of the Romanian literary avant-garde, Zenobia is the evocation of the singular quest of a Surrealist knight-errant who strives to be true to the gentle demands of his lady in a landscape of snares, desolation, incipient madness, and material poverty magically interrupted by moments of extreme beauty. Love, in all its intimate, carnal communion, lights the path through the dark forest, the streets of Bucharest, and the desert swamps. The narrator, speaking from the depths of love and despair, invites the reader to share his quest.

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A member of the Romanian literary establishment, Naum has penned an existentialist antinovel that has no clear plot, little development of characters (in fact, sometimes it's difficult to tell if the ... Read full review

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Gellu Naum (August 1, 1915 September 29, 2001) was a prominent Romanian poet, dramatist, novelist, children's writer, and translator. He is remembered as the founder of the Romanian Surrealist group. The artist Lyggia Naum, his wife, was the inspiration and main character in his 1985 novel Zenobia.

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