Novel by Moldovan writer published in Berlin
10:52 | 02.05.2018 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 2 May /MOLDPRES/ - A novel by writer, academician Nicolae Dabija, Tema pentru acasă (The Homework), translated into German by Ion Margineanu in cooperation with Wolfram Niess, has appeared at a Publishing House from Berlin.
In a presentation made for the German-speaking readers, editors note that “Mircea is one of many children of an orphanage from the Soviet Union. The native place of the boy is uncertain. Yet, he seems to be certain on his name, which he bears tattooed on forearm. On one of the days, Mircea gets acquainted with a man named Mihai Ulmu, who claims to be his biological father. The reader is proposed a deep excursion into the history of Bessarabia (the present Republic of Moldova), annexed to the USSR on 28 June 1940. Nicolae Dabija proves literary genius by his novel Tema de acasă.”
According to the editors, the novel “is a fascinating work, full of intellectual subtleness and originality, with the author managing to tell about an entire war generation through the destinies of two unprecedented lovers. Nicolae Dabija, born in Codreni, Moldova in 1948, is journalist, poet and political figure. After the graduation of the Faculty of Letters, he was concerned, to a great extent, by subjects dealing with the history of his country and nation, with his works being involved particularly in the recognition of the Romanian culture in the world. He was awarded numerous international prizes for his literary works.”
The novel, Tema pentru acasă, was published in 8,000 copies and is to be spread in bookshops from Germany, Austria and other German-speaking countries.
This novel by Dabija has been earlier published in France, Italy, Bulgaria, Macedonia and the United States.
(Reporter N. Roibu, editor L. Alcaza)