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Adventures in Immediate Irreality

by Max Blecher

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The thing that renders Blecher's gaze so penetrating is the eroticism that dwells in all things, pining to get out.

—Herta Müller

Proclaimed "the Kafka of Romania" by Eugène Ionesco, Max Blecher wrote this incandescent masterpiece shortly before his untimely death.

Adventures in Immediate Irreality

Fiction by Max Blecher

translated by Michael Henry Heim

Adventures in Immediate Irreality, the masterwork of the Romanian writer Max Blecher, vividly paints the crises of “irreality” that plagued him in his youth: eerie unsettling mirages wherein he would glimpse future events. In gliding chapters that move with a peculiar dream logic of their own, this memoiristic novel sketches the tremulous, frightening, and exhilarating awakenings of a very young man.

published February 17th, 2015