Second-Hand Souls (Paperback)

By Nichita Danilov, First Last, Sean Cotter (Translator)

Twisted Spoon Press, 9788086264080, 100pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2015

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Poetry. Translated from the Romanian by Sean Cotter. Nichita Danilov (b. 1952) places himself in the tradition of mystics such as Meister Eckhart, St, John of the Cross, and Pseudo-Dionysius. Combining the spiritual heritage of his native Romania with a surrealist poetics, his writing is playful, ironic, and language-centered, engaging in games of a metaphysical depth. In this selection of his poetry (presented bilingually) and prose, Danilov describes a world full of caprice in a voice coming from the darkness of a purgatory where the divine appears in bizarre images.