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Entries from June 23rd, 2009

Voices & Shadows of the Carpathians – an Anthology of Romanian Thought

June 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments · Books, Diaspora, PEOPLE, Translations

Voices & Shadows of the Carpathians …………………………………………………………………………………….. An Anthology of Romanian Thought – selected and introduced by Constantin Roman. POSTFACE: A Conspiracy of Silence Now, I am a person who likes simple words. It is true, I had realised before this journey that there was much evil and injustice in the world that I had […]

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Cu boii lui Grigorescu pe Calea Vacilor

June 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Art Exhibitions, Diaspora, OPINION, Reviews

Din Codrii Vlasiei la codrul Barbizonului – sau cu boii lui Grigorescu pe Calea Vacilor (Comentarii pe marginea expozitiei Grigorescu de la Barbizon, 2006) Cand ai un deficit intelectual  si iti lipseste suprafata de cultura europeana, atunci cauti sa o carpesti cum poti, sau, parafrazand zicala englezeasca, in vernacularul romanesc s-ar zice ca incerci sa […]

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Poetry in Translation (LVIII-LXII): Horia STAMATU – Five Translated Poems

June 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Poetry, Translations

In the company of Horia Stamatu, a poet and a pessimist like all Romanians, we were asking ourselves: is there any more to extract from the Romanian culture? Ionesco has said the essential, introducing into his theatrical writing material extracted from his origins: a genius of the absurd, of the derisory and of derision. His super-Romanian genius allowed him this tour de force of managing to express himself in French. Cioran has imprinted a new tonality on the classic French style, a scepticism filtered through a West-European culture. Vintilà Horia has introduced a certain Romanian ‘wisdom’ into French….
(Sanda Stolojan, in: “Blouse Roumaine – the Unsung Voices of Romanian Women”)

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