Tag: Claudia Moscovici
21st Century Dada: when logic is not enough
From Literary Kicks, here’s Claudia Moscovici on Barna Nemethi’s Fashionable 21st Century Dada: “One of the most creative and irreverent art movements was Dada, founded by a Romanian poet, Tristan Tzara. Like Surrealism, which later sprung from it, Dada was a broad cultural movement, involving the visual arts, poetry, literature, theater, graphic design and–inevitably–even politics.…
Good Reading Ahead
Two books arrived in the mail yesterday! Thomas Pynchon (1974, Warner Paperback Library), by Joseph W. Slade, is a detailed analysis of all Pynchon’s short stories and novels up through Gravity’s Rainbow, which was Pynchon’s most recent book at the time this study was written. In the preface, Slade’s list of prerequisites for studying Pynchon include, among others, Joseph…
Eyes Over Romania: Dracula Survives
Claudia Moscovici, via Literary Kicks, says, “As a native Romanian who is also a novelist, I’m very intrigued and, frankly, somewhat baffled by America’s obsession with vampires and the Dracula legend.” Read the entire article here, including Claudia’s list of five possible reasons we are fascinated by vampires, followed by some discussion.