Ana BLANDIANA (Romania) – IPNHK 10th Anniversary Celebration

Ana BLANDIANA

Ana BLANDIANA (Romania) is a poet, essayist and prose writer, civic right activist and legendary figure in Romanian culture. She has authored eighteen books of poetry, two books of short stories, seven books of essays and one novel that have been translated into twenty-six languages and grouped into eighty books of poetry and prose to date. Blandiana was the co-founder and president of the Civic Alliance from 1990. She also re-founded and became the president of the Romanian PEN Club in 1990. Under the aegis of the European Community, she created the Memorial to the Victims of Communism (1993), distinguished with the European Heritage Label. Her numerous international literary prizes include the Herder Prize, the European Poet of Freedom Prize and the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry. In recognition of her contribution to European culture and her valiant fight for human rights, Blandiana was awarded the highest distinction of the French Republic the Légion d’Honneur (2009) while the State Department of the United States distinguished her with the Romanian Women of Courage Award (2014).

North

The power of the sun
Rejects the balance between night and day,
Unquiet light
Like the absolute good,
Proof that mankind
Has not condemned its criminals
To death,
But its saints.

(Translated by Viorica Patea)


安娜.布蘭迪亞娜(羅馬尼亞),詩人、散文家、人權鬥士,亦是羅馬尼亞文化界的傳奇人物。著有十八本詩集、兩本短篇小說集、七本散文和一本長篇小說,她的作品曾獲翻譯成二十六種語言出版,至今選編入八十本詩歌與散文集。在1990年,布蘭迪亞娜成為公民聯盟的聯合創辦人兼主席;同年她與一眾作家成立羅馬尼亞筆會,並當選主席。在歐盟的支持下,布蘭迪亞娜創製了「共產主義受害人紀念碑」,並獲嘉許「歐洲文化遺產標籤」。她獲獎無數,包括赫德獎、歐洲自由詩人獎及格里芬詩歌基金會終身成就獎。布蘭迪亞娜為歐洲文化作出了偉大貢獻,並英勇爭取人權,於2009年獲法國頒發最高榮譽軍團勛章,並於2014年獲美國國務院頒發英勇女性大獎。

北方

太陽之力
拒絕晝與夜的平衡,
不安的光
猶如純粹的善構成威脅,
這證明人類
不僅將罪犯
也將聖者,
判處了死刑。

(翻譯﹕高興)