Critics About M. Blecher

"The unconscious is a privileged territory for Blecher's creation. It's the storage room of all chimeras, the source of imagination, the combustion of the narrative discourse, the origin of the delirium, which feeds the revelation and the inspiration. We can talk about a romantic inspiration, with magic and ecstatic origins, it's an inspiration caused with the help of extrovert techniques, a dislocation of the geological strata of the abyss." "Authenticity, as much as it is in Blecher's prose, has a confessional tone and an autobiographic nature of the narrative. From a stylistic point of view, his novels and short stories work hard to build an artistic imaginary, delirious in a surrealist way, artificial in a decadent manner." "At the center of everything that happens in Blecher's novels (I will call them novels until we reach a conclusion upon the nature of the epic) lies the body of the narrator. Before grasping the world through abstractions, judgments and notions, the author feels it empirically, in some sort of organic tremor, through a bodily exuberance. The senses live their fervor, bathing the entire being in sensorial effluence. It's a moment of complete happiness and ecstasy, when rationality, reflexivity, observation are stifled by the climax of the body." "We don't find pure analysis in Blecher's novels. The narrator's state of focus, often close to perplexity, doesn't have a psychological subjectivity. Intimacy is seen in its concrete side, anatomic and physiologic, not as being imponderable." "The epic centering of the feelings defines this type of prose. Blecher's autobiographic novels (let's call them this way, out of the necessity to classify them) make the transition from the basic referential description to a reflexive narrative, first person narrative being the consequence of a conscious artistic choice. Not to be stuck in the frames of simple anecdotes, experience claims its best-suited form, that is, its projection in terrible illusive scenarios, depressive and glamorous, thrilled by the touch of death, ostentatious to decadence, scenarios, which turn despair into perplexity." "Blecher doesn't repress his taste for the artificial and decadent props, even if he uses the entire naturalist detail technique. In a very artistic register, full of stylistic devices, the author offered us the image of the human unburdened by its own body, in which suffering had voluptuously crept. As we have seen with the Gnostics (especially with neo-Platonics), the body is not a heavenly gift, it's a burden on the way of redemption. 'Quis me liberabit de corpore mortis huius?' Who shall set me free from the body of this death? This was the question Plotinus' disciples were asking themselves, without knowing that this question will live on through the ages without an answer."Radu G. ŢEPOSU"Occurrences in Current Unreality is more of a metaphysical autobiography, a symbolic narrative in which the episodes have an initiation meaning." "'The current unreality' is in fact the correspondent of the supra-reality defined by André Breton, in its strange quality of depaysement, of anguish associated with a certain paradoxical euphoria caused by the 'miracle' hidden in the very strangeness of the surrounding objects and events. The commonest of incidents, the most insignificant object may become with Blecher an unusual presence, mysterious and even aggressive: 'The things around me never gave up their attitude of secrecy, kept with the fierceness of their immobile severity.' The moods of the protagonist oscillate between the odd sensation of perfect permeability towards the exterior ('Everything surrounding me was invading my body from head to toes, as if my skin were pierced.') and that of opposition to an opaque universe, dense and material. In both circumstances, a precarious feeling of the self and the outside world prevails, the fundamental pain of living, the radical insufficiency of the human condition."Ion POP "Blecher's power to make us walk with him in an 'immediate unreality' comes from his art of minute description of the ordinary, concentrated observation, insistent, piercing, and troublesome transparency."Ov. S. CROHMĂLNICEANU "The conscience of the receptive subject has a completely special refraction angle in its morbid sharpness, leading to a perspective that sometimes seems almost delirious."Dinu PILLAT  "Occurrences in Current Unreality is a book without correspondent in Romanian literature. I could compare it to Nadja, the book of magic and dream that will survive André Breton. Even in the imperfect pages. But is stylistic perfection necessary at every time? Only polished nails are real nails?"Saşa PANĂ "Can we still call him the Romanian Kafka? There exists in Max Blecher a propensity to adventure, to miracle, to Romanesque, which belongs only to him. It's him that offers a real literary originality, it's his capacity, extremely rare, to excite in a lucid manner his conscience to observe step by step the existence, this marvelous and twisted show, normal and sick at the same time – the drive to transform the constants of all the proportions and all the perceptions seen as normal, by a simple perversion or sabotage."Adrian MARINO "Blecher's attitudes towards his own experience of suffering and primary pathos of existence in the universe, as far as we know or we can presuppose them, have been multiple. Gestures of avoidance, compensation through activity, combat through various concrete techniques: they all looked at suffering as something passing, partial, finite, thus easily abolished." "Like Kafka, another great sick man of literature of this century, Blecher writes only apparently a literature of confessions."Nicolae BALOTĂ 

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