On Saturday, April
12, 2014, 11:00 a.m., the multilinguistic magazine Contemporary Literary
Horizon is organizing the annual event called “Intercultural Spring 2014.
Romanian and foreign authors and the translation of the contemporary literary
Issue no. 1 (39) /
2014 of Contemporary Literary Horizon, which is in its seventh year of
existence, is being launched on this occasion. The content of the new issue is
diverse, balanced and includes a wide range of literary texts signed by
Romanian, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German authors. The
translations were made by teams of students and translators coordinated by
Professor Lidia Vianu and Monica Manolachi, University of Bucharest.
The guests will
speak about the magazine and about their own experience as writers and
Daniel Dragomirescu is to refer to the evolution of the CLH intercultural
project over the last year, since the last meeting with its public in April
2013, as well as to the relationship with the contributors to the magazine,
both from the country and from abroad.
In the second part
of the event, the audience will listen to music and will be invited to a debate
on topics related to translating the contemporary literary text.
expected to participate are: the readers of the magazine, MA and BA students,
as well as lovers of literature, culture and intercultural relationships from
Bucharest and elsewhere. (Shortened excerpt from a press release by Daniel Dragomirescu)
to the editorial team and the audience
“For whom am I writing?
Should I know this?
In any case I am writing for me.
Can I have an idea of
who is able to read and, above all,
who is willing?”
Many authors around the globe may have similar
thoughts – the young ones in particular but also the experienced and successful
You never can be sure who your readers are, how
they think and interpret your intentions, what they are depending on: traditional
believings, fashion, political reprisals, diplomatic cheatings or just the
empty behavings of permanent consuming and “chilling out”.
I have put my doubts into perspective since
Daniel Dragomirescu – meanwhile a real friend of mine – introduced to me his
magazine “Contemporary Literary Horizon”, and I feel honoured by contributing
to this multilingual and multicultural publication since 2010.
First I am impressed by the enormous variety of
actual literature from so many countries, I appreciate the different styles and
purposes of a fascinating and increasing community of authors. And all this is
united in one magazine!
My second aspect of valueing CLH is of political
One might suppose that such an example of
independency and open-minded creative power would come from one of the leading
so-called free nations, but CLH is published in Romania, in one of the younger
member states of the European Union.
In my opinion this is a sparkling signal that
freedom cannot be regarded as a domain of some “first-world-states” only which,
by the way, seem to get tired of freedom as they are acting more and more
against democratic principles.
Freedom and democracy stand for humanity
worldwide, so they have to be propagated and defended by convincing but nonviolent
In this sense I am very thankful especially to
the editor in chief, Daniel Dragomirescu, and his competent team for the
support of my new philosophy which I call “Cosmonomy” and which is documented
in the “Cosmonomic Manifesto”. Several cosmonomical essays have been published
in various CLH editions.
So, from Paderborn in Germany, I am sending best
wishes for the CLH launching in Bucharest on April 12th, 2014.
Kind regards to all people who join the event at
the National Literature Museum and pay tribute to our “Contemporary
Let us stand together in widening our horizons
for the benefit of mankind. Humane writing and reading is it worth.
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