Memorial plaque dedicated to well-known departed Moldovan writer inaugurated in Chisinau
17:29 | 18.07.2022 Category: Culture
Chisinau, 18 July /MOLDPRES/ - Writers, children, nephews and friends of poet Nicolae Dabija on 17 July assembled at the headquarters of the Literatura și Arta (Literature and Art) weekly newspaper nearby the bust to the departed writer (donated by singer Paul Surugiu-Fuego) and nearby the memorial plaque set on the building façade. A well-known verse of Nicolae Dabija was imprinted on the plaque.
Contacted by MOLDPRES, academician Mihai Cimpoi said that Nicolae Dabija had been a complex personality, who combined the capacity of poet with the one of a man of community: he was editorialist, generation leader, translator from universal poetry.
Nicolae Dabija was born in the Codreni village, southern Cimislia district, on 15 July 1948. In 1972, he graduated from the Philology Faculty of the Moldovan State University (USM). In 1975, Dabija debuted with his first book, Ochiul al treilea (The Third Eye), followed by other books of poems. His novel Tema pentru acasă (The Homework) has reached its 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, and which appeared in the Unites States. Dabija wrote over 80 volumes of poetry, prose and essays.
Nicolae Dabija died on 12 March 2021.