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Romanian Academy pays homage to Marin Sorescu

A session dedicated to the writer Marin Sorescu, to mark the 75th anniversary of his birth, will take place today, starting 12 am, at the Romanian Academy, bringing together academy members and writers like Eugen Simion, Augustin Buzura and Adam Pusloji?.


The event is organized by the Romanian Academy’s Philology and Literature Section, the National Foundation for Science and Art and the National Museum of Romanian Literature, a release informs. The speakers’ list includes: Eugen Simion, the chair of the Philology and Literature Section, Grigore Brancus, Associate Member of the Romanian Academy, the academician and writer Augustin Buzura, the former chair of the Moldovan Writers’ Guild, Mihai Cimpoi, honorary member of the Romanian Academy, and the Serbian poet Adam Pusloji?, honorary member of the Romanian Academy. Marin Sorescu (February 19, 1936 – December 8, 1996) was a poet, playwright, prose writer, essayist and translator. His work was translated in over 20 countries. In 1992, he was elected a member of the Romanian Academy. He won six times the Romanian Writers’ Guild award for poetry, theatre and literary criticism, as well as prizes offered by the Romanian Academy and Accademia delle Muse in Florence, and the prestigious Herder award, granted by the University of Vienna in 1991, for his lifetime achievement in literature.


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