Love spell is the erotic story of a feminine adolescent dilemma on the fragile border between the ancestral curiosity of a virgin sacrifice of purity and the male aggression failed in traditional ridiculous vanity. The author is outraged not because the heroine has lost her virginity by excessive emotional sincerity and good intentions, but due to the fact that the idol of masculinity wouldn’t deserve so many traditional restrictions and hypocrite taboos.

After all, to tell the truth, what is there so important that the male is physically dominant, with his… superman airs, when in fact the perpetuating of the species is provided by a woman, who is going through the pains of childbirth with the power of a man and she does not win the supremacy even when she claims the right to vote, equal rights with.. His Majesty, the male and an eligible place on the voters lists in Parliament.

Shocking indeed are also the hypostasis in which the eternal feminine only mimics the obedience and the respect for the man who comes… with a genetic endowment that gives him the moral rights, unfair and undeserved moral upward, by birth, which is not constraining his consciousness to any compromise, although he feels that something is rotten in Denmark.

The ascendant of pure conscience is all contained only in the eternal feminine and the brutal reality and often undeserved, is simply maintaining the discriminatory social tics and accuses the same Woman of the eternal sin of banishment from Heaven.

There is in this new book of Oma Stănescu a subtle salon atmosphere at the end of the twentieth century, with Revolutions transmitted live on television, in which the defiant pants and insolent cigarettes of a ridiculous eighteenth century George Sand, no longer appear but only as naïve props, slightly outdated, where you could no longer hear Mozart and Debussy’ discrete sonatas, but loud music of Stravinsky and Haciaturian.

And all this, despite the fact that the Spell of love, just as the last novel written by the novelist Oma Stănescu - Be it so - (Junimea House, Iaşi, 2007) could be a kind of drawer literature, such as the most promised and much awaited for writing after the Revolution.

But Oma Stănescu finished writing Be it so by 1981, reviewed and added the manuscript in 2001, and published the book six years later, in 2007, repeating the way to The spell love, manuscript completed by 2002, which will see the light of day now, in 2008, preserved for so long due of some kind of censorship imposed by the distrust in the value of the message and of artistic polish.

Love spell is undoubtedly a romance novel, one written with certain stubbornness, in a well-tempered style, to cancel or at least alleviate the feeling of revolt in the knees, through gray contours, self-irony, or je m’en fiche ostensibly proclaimed by language and confusing lack of false modesty, with a blind track in crossword quality and high level of difficulty.

Moreover, the verbal stridence, swearing and authentic insults, as to the entrance of a Gipsy tent, - are only a masked form through which the heroes of the book and the author tries to protect herself against an excess of sensitivity, having  the inability to curb an adrift relationship, a dialogue with… the deaf people.

It is, in other words, transposed in a literary, artistic, journalistic style, the technical defence of the shy and fragile people, who are trying to temper their strong opponents, using just defence weapons attack, like a vaccine, with harmful germs for treating and reversing the effects of the virus.

After all, Oma Stănescu says with nonchalance serious events of great emotional impact, and fends off a possible tear tint turning to something that seems more aggressive: the rudimentary language, the antidote to excessive lyrical and sentimental mood, which is dominating her Spell love story.

Dumitru ANGHEL