New Bedford/ New York
BOOK TITLE(s): The Hidden Third (Basarab Nicolescu) and Alma (Javier Moreno)
SYNOPSIS – The Hidden Third:
“Liminally landing between prose and poetry, science and art, philosophy and spirituality, The Hidden Third charismatically disseminates a new renaissance transmission, one highly pertinent for contemporary times. Leaving the reader breathless. Re-imagined, re-generated. Mind duly sanctified.” – Gary P. Hampson
BIO: BASARAB NICOLESCU (Ploiesti, Romania, 1942) is an honorary theoretical physicist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at Paris, Professor at the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania, Professor Extraordinary at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, in South Africa, member of the Romanian Academy, and President-Founder of the International Center for Transdisciplinary Research and Studies (CIRET).
SYNOPSIS – Alma
“The only possible points of comparison for Javier Moreno’s Alma, a book made of sentences, dealing with the materiality of the living, and obsessed with sorting, would be those texts that are most luminous and uncanny. Alma, unlike anything else I have read, brings together certain amazing qualities of Craig Dworkin’s “Legion” (which consists entirely of statements from a psychiatric diagnostic instrument), of the more radical of David Markson’s novels, and of the quietly fevered voices from the writing of Roberto Bolaño. Is it a soul? A novel? Interesting questions – but in any case, Alma is a configuration of words that demands to be sorted through, one that is compellingly unhinged, open and shut” Nick Montfort
BIO: JAVIER MORENO is a Spanish writer, poet, mathematician and literary critic. He is the author of the novels Buscando Batería, La Hermogeníada, Click (Recipient of the FNAC New Talent Award 2008), Alma (Finalist Premio Mandarache 2014), 2020, and Acontecimiento. He also wrote the collection of short stories Atractores Extraños and the books of poems Cortes Publicitarios (Miguel Hernández Award, 2008), Acabado en diamante (International Prize La Garúa, 2009) and Cadenas de Búsqueda. Moreno writes criticism for the literary journals Revista de Letras and Revista Buensalvaje.
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