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The Launch of the Volume 'The Eulogy of Conceit' by Andrei Vieru at Gaudeamus International Book and Education Fair
Sever Voinescu, the editor-in-chief of "Old Dilemma" magazine participated to this event with the author:
"Firstly this book it`s an ultimate and superb musical exercise and secondly a moral one. This book has a very rich casuistic which is taken by Andrei Vieru from two sources. First he has his books and his meetings with a lot of personalities. We can also find names starting from Dostoyevsky and Pushkin to Thomas Mann and Spinoza but in the same time, Andrei Vieru uses as a source what friends tell him- it is a book full of friends."
This laudatio was continued by the writer Horia Roman Patapievici:
"His first trait is his enourmous inteligence. His second trait is the capacity to install in various ways of thinking which you don`t exactly know where they come from. They come from literature, music, composition, interpretation, philosophy, logic, mathemathics. So this is a way to think that is present in various domains. He uses different domains because he wants to achieve from thinking some kind of a retaliation against unambiguity of thought. Yes, he is definitively polyphonic."
Andrei Vieru told us at the end:
"I wanted to write a book about covetousness, conceitedness, jealousy and human pettiness and actually I believe I wrote a book about how these defects can lead you to all directions, to absurdness or greatness. A book in which music is very present especially of Mozart and Bach`s. I hope it feels that I am a musician. Music is my first love but has something that goes beyond the subjective. I do hope that building a sequence of words has something common with the way of building a polyphony.
Translated by Ilinca Dinulescu
MTTLC, Second year University of Bucharest