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Book dedicated to departed well-known Moldovan writer launched at Chisinau-based Municipal Library

16:59 | 26.05.2021 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 26 May /MOLDPRES/ - A book titled, „Nicolae Dabija, cioplitorul de ferestre: monografie biobibliografică” (Nicolae Dabija, carver of windows: Bio-bibliographic monograph), dedicated to the departed writer, was launched at the Chisinau-based B.P. Hasdeu Municipal library on 25 May.    

Contacted by MOLDPRES, the library’s director, Mariana Harjevschi, said that the work had about 600 pages and was edited when the pandemic started. ‘’For clear reasons, the book did not have a proper publicizing in the world. Then the summer came, the autumn passed, the winter ended. We everybody thought that the pandemic would end. Yet, the quite sad 12 March came, when one year of pandemic was over. Nicolae Dabija no longer wanted to wait for the book’s launch and gave us a bitter lesson of COVID. A quite bitter one. The painful lesson of departure,’’ Harjevschi also said.      

Nicolae Dabija was born in the Codreni village, southern Cimislia district, on 15 July in 1948. In 1972, he graduated from the Philology Faculty of the Moldovan State University. He debuted with the first book of poems titled, The Third Eye, in 1975.

In the last ten years, Nicolae Dabija edited prose books. His novel, The Homework, (2009) reached the eighth edition, with more than 60,000 copies sold. It was translated in more languages, which is a record for a book of Romanian prose and was appreciated in France with the prestigious prize, Prix de l’ Autre Edition. Dabija is author of over 80 volumes of poetry, prose and essays.  

Nicolae Dabija was awarded the Order of the Republic, Order Star of Romanian in Rank of Commander, Order Cultural Merit in rank of Grand Officer, Grand Prize of the International Poetry Festival from Trieste, Giacommo Leopardi Prize of the World Poetry Centre from Recanati, Umberto Mastroiani International Poetry Prize, the Grand Prize Dulce Maria Loynaz of the International Poetry Festival from Havana, etc.

The writer died on 12 March 2011.


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