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Well-known Moldovan writer to be paid homage at 90th birthday anniversary

20:54 | 20.07.2021 Category: Culture

Chisinau, 20 July /MOLDPRES/ - The Mihail Kogalniceanu National Literature Museum (MNLMK) on 21-22 July organizes a string of events to pay homage to writer Vladimir Besleaga at his 90th birthday anniversary.    

Thus, on 21 July at 16:00, the museum, in partnership with the Moldovan Writers’ Union and the Institute for Cultural and Education Initiatives, will hold a new issue of the literary Wednesdays titled, Vladimir Besleaga, the 90th birthday anniversary.   

On 22 July, a national scientific conference titled, Vladimir Besleaga, the man and self-conscience of the literature, will be held during 9:30-14:30. The inaugural lecture titled, The Writer and the purpose of literature, will be given by Vladimir Besleaga. The event is organized in partnership with the B.P. Hasdeu Romanian Philology Institute, Institute for Cultural and Educational Initiatives and will take place at the headquarters of MNLMK.   

Vladimir Besleaga was born in the Malaiesti village, eastern Grigoriopol district, on 25 July 1931. In 1955, he graduated from the Moldovan State University (USM) and trained for the doctor’s degree at the same University with the research subject, Liviu Rebreanu, novelist. He worked as editor-in-chief at the Nistru magazine, secretary of the Moldovan Writers’ Union, director of the Dimitrie Cantemir Republican Literature Museum /presently Mihail Kogalniceanu National Literature Museum.     

Besleaga made his editorial debut with a prose volume in 1956. He wrote a lot of novels and signed works of memoir prose, diaries, etc. Manuscripts of many of his novels are preserved in funds of the Mihail Kogalniceanu National Literature Museum.   

Besleaga’s novels are translated in other languages. He translated from works of Longos, Erasm from Rotterdam, etc. He was awarded the State Prize of the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic (RSSM) (1978). He is People’s Writer (1991). Besleaga was awarded the Order of the Republic (1996, which he challenged). In 1990s, Vladimir Besleaga got involved in the national revival movement and was lawmaker in the first parliament of the independent Moldova.         


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