Poet, prose writer and playwright Andrei Strâmbeanu died. The announcement was posted by the director of “JOC” Ensemble Aliona Baroncea on her Facebook page, being quoted by IPN.
“Andrei’s heart stopped beating. He went to a better world, where there is Grigore Vieru, Nicolae Sulac, Mihai Dolgan, Ion Ungureanu, friends, mates, comrades who fought for the Romanian ideal. A lot of sadness and emptiness remain behind him. We will keep his memory alive and will study his works so as to lighten our souls. The poets, artists do not die. They talk to God and watch over us from above,” Aliona Baroncea posted on Facebook.
Andrei Strâmbeanu was born in Fântâna Albă village of Bălți County, currently Edineț district, on August 25, 1934. He is a laureate of the National Award of the Republic of Moldova and of the Award “I. L. Caragiale” for dramaturgy of the Romanian Academy. He was conferred the Order of the Republic.
Among his most famous works are “White Well” (poetry, 1963), “Throw Me into the Sky” (children’s stories 1965), “The Bride” (stories, 1967), “Counterpoint” (anthology, 2004), “Poems with Wormwood Taste (2015), etc.
As author of poems, he cooperated with composers Mihai Dolgan, Constantin Rusnac, Eugen Doga, Valentin Dînga etc. His prose was translated into Finish, French, Lithuanian, Armenian, Georgian, Estonian, Hebrew.
He sat on Moldova’s Parliament in 1998-2001.