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My Native Land A4 free pdf Ana Blandiana is one of Romania's foremost poets, a leading dissident before for the fall of Communism, and now her country's strongest candidate for the Nobel Prize. A prominent opponent of the Ceausescu regime, Blandiana became known for her daring, outspoken poems as well as for her courageous defence of ethical values. She was co-founder and President of the Civic Alliance from 1990, an independent non-political organisation that fought for freedom and democratic change, and more recently co-founded the Memorial for the Victims of Communism. Blandiana redefines her poetics in every new book of poetry she publishes. My Native Land A4 is her most recent collection, and recreates a land of words, water, trees, cities with abandoned churches, fallen angels that cannot find their way back to heaven, and gods that learn to roller-skate to try to reach the young who remain oblivious of their existence. She projects visionary spaces within the confines of a page - the A4 sheet of her title - which emerge out of her imagination as anguished territories in which the lyrical 'I' is compelled to draw precise, clear boundaries out of a diffuse magma of words. The poems articulate a quest for love, beauty and truth and affirm an urgent need for existential authenticity as a requisite for the redemption of the self, chronicling the struggle between a constantly deteriorating body that is learning how to die and the spirit that strives to overcome its physical constraints. My Native Land A4 contains meditations on fundamental themes such as the fragility and vulnerability of being, the inexorable toll of time, the limitations of the human condition and the correspondence between life and death within the cosmic rhythms of the universe.

About Ana Blandiana

Ana Blandiana was born in 1942 in Transylvania. She has published 14 books of poetry, two of fantastical prose, seven books of essays and one novel. Forty-seven of her books have been translated into 26 languages. In Britain her earlier poems have been published in The Hour of Sand: Selected Poems 1969-1989 (Anvil Press, 1989), with a later selection in versions by Seamus Heaney in John Fairleigh's contemporary Romanian anthology When the Tunnels Meet (Bloodaxe Books, 1996). She was co-founder and President of the Civic Alliance from 1990, re-founded and became President of the Romanian PEN Club, and more recently co-founded the Memorial for the Victims of Communism. She has won numerous international literary awards. Her latest book My Native Land A4 was published in Romania in 2010, and is first published in English by Bloodaxe Books in 2014.

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Author : Ana Blandiana
Publisher : Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Data Published : 29 May 2014
ISBN : 1780371055
EAN : 9781780371054
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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