Ana Blandiana (Pseudonym for Otilia Valeria Coman, Mrs. Romulus Rusan)

(b 25 March 1942, Timişoara)

Poet, dissident, co-founder of the Civic Alliance, founding member of the Memorial of the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance

Selected Quotations

On Justice and Memory:

When justice fails to be a form of memory, then memory can be the only form of justice.

Biography (Excerpt)

Ana Blandiana is one of the most celebrated contemporary Romanian poets and also one who has been translated in many languages. In 1976 she was invited by the Club des Poètes, in Paris, to an international festival of poetry, together with fellow poets from 37 other countries...

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