Max Blecher (1909-1938). Romanian writer of Jewish origin. From the 19 years he was suffering from bone tuberculosis that took him to the grave in his youth. This conditioned its literary work, composed of three novels, which acquires a singular character in Romanian literature. Physical torture that produced his illness led the author to a particular world view, his work acquires a Kafkaesque tone, which afforded him the nickname of the Romanian Kafka.
Even though his literary debut was received with enthusiasm, among others, by Eugène Ionesco, it was not sufficiently valued until recently, especially after his "discovery" in Germany, where this novel has been a critical success and sales. First, his Jewishness condemned him almost ostracized in a tragic time; Second, during the years of communist power, Surrealism was hard fought by the system. It is therefore considered a "cursed" writer in Romanian literature.