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Moldovan writer edits short prose book in Paris

19:46 | 27.05.2021 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 27 May /MOLDPRES/ - A short prose book titled, ”Da, eu l-am ucis pe Hitler” (Yes, I have killed Hitler) by writer Dumitru Crudu has been published at a published house from Paris.  

Contacted by MOLDPRES, the author said that it was about his short prose book, „Salutări lui Trotki”, (Greetings to Trotsky), published in Romanian at a publishing house from Bucharest.     

”The volume comprises over 270 pages. The title in French is different, but the book is the same. It was translated in French by Benoit Vitse, who was director of the French Cultural Institute from Iasi for many years. The book is not about Hitler. This is the nickname of a mafia member from Chisinau,’’ the author said.     

‘’The tales by Dumitru Crudu show all agitation of the present life, in a tasty language, with verve and humour, which we share with smile and emotion,’’ reads the annotation signed at the publishing house.  

The prose writer, dramatist and poet Dumitru Crudu was born in the Flutura village, western Ungheni district, on 8 November 1967. Crudu was awarded the prize of the Theatre Union of Romania (UNITER) and the Princess Margaret for the best theatre play in Romania for the 2003 year. Dumitru Crudu was nominated for the prize, European poet of Freedom, the edition 2016-2018, Gdansk, Poland, for the poetry book, The False Dimitrie, published in the Polish language in 2018, translated by Jakub Kornhauser and Joannei Kornaś-Warwas.     

Crudu received the prize for debut in the Serbian language, for the volume of poems, Five Poems from Rotterdam, translated by Vasile Barbu, at the 2019 issue of a festival from Uzdin, Serbia. He has been writing prose since 2008. Dumitru Crudu was nominated for the Visegrad Eastern Partnership Literary Award from Bratislava, Slovakia, for the novel, An American in Chisinau, for the prizes of the magazine Observator Cultural” and Ziarul de Iași (The Iasi Newspaper) and got the prize of the Writers’ Union of Romania, Chisinau Branch.  Crudu received the Ion Creanga prose prize of the Romanian Academy for the short prose book, Greeting to Trotsky. The novel, People from Chisinau, was translated into the Czech language by Jiři Našinec.     




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