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Cornéliu Tocan

Photo: Photo repensée – Marie-Pierre Tremblay 2018

Cornéliu Tocan (2003)

writer, poet, literary translator, illustrator

UNEQ, QWF, TWUC , IWA/AÉI Member

 

Cornéliu Tocan is a Canadian-Quebecer writer, poet, literary translator and illustrator, member of Quebec Union of Writers (UNEQ), Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF), Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) and Immigrant Writers Association / Association des Écrivains Immigrants, of French expression, but creating and translating in four languages: French, English, Spanish and Romanian.

His first author’s book – “Microscopic Twists. 50 Illustrated Microstories” – is already available in 5 languages, from two publishing houses and two countries. In his book, the writer tests the limits of the flash fiction, under extremely severe constraints – exactly 140 characters and a mandatory literary twist –, while exploring numerous techniques and styles. Cornéliu Tocan innovates in the construction and deconstruction of the literary twist, by the visual and subliminal control of the suspense and of the context, resorting to the displacement of the visual center, to the use of misleading and revelatory illustrations, as well as to the final microscopic effect.  

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Publications

Chutes microscopiques. 50 micronouvelles illustrées (French). Créatique, 2019
Microscopic Twists. 50 Illustrated Microstories (English). Créatique, 2019
Feste microscopice. 50 de micronuvele ilustrate (Romanian). Créatique, 2019
Feste microscopice. 50 de micronuvele ilustrate (Romanian). Tehnopress (Romania), 2019
Microscopic Twists. 50 Illustrated Microstories - 微观扭曲. 50个微故事 (English-Chinese). Créatique, 2019
Microscopic Twists. 50 Illustrated Microstories - 微視的ねじれ. 50の小さな物語 (English-Japanese). Créatique, 2019
Promeneur dans le jardin. Haïkus automnaux illustrés (French). Créatique, 2019
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