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Người ta đã không bao giờ viết hay vẽ, điêu khắc, tạo mô hình, xây dựng, phát minh, nếu không phải để ra khỏi cảnh đời địa ngục.

No one has ever written or painted, sculpted, modelled, built, invented, except to get out of hell.

Antonin Artaud (1896-1948). “Van Gogh: The Man Suicided by Society,” 1947, Antonin Artaud Anthology, ed. Jack Hirschman, 1965

Cuộc phấn đấu của nhà nghệ sĩ nhằm vượt lên trên nỗi đau của chính mình có thể trở thành hạt mầm cho niềm hi vọng của nhiều người khác, biến đổi một hành trình cá nhân thành một viễn kiến cho tất cả chúng ta.

The artist’s struggle to transcend his pain can become the seed for many others’ hope, transforming an personal journey into a vision for us all.

Diane Cole. After Great Pain: A New Life Emerges, 7, 1992

Nghệ thuật thu hút chúng ta chỉ vì những gì nó tiết lộ vốn nằm trong bản ngã bí ẩn nhất của chúng ta.

Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.

Jean Luc Godard (1930-). “What is Cinema?” Godard on Godard: Critical Writings, ed. Jean Narboni and Tom Milne, 1972

Danh hiệu người nghệ sĩ có ý nghĩa này: đấy là một người cảm thụ nhiều hơn người đồng loại và ghi lại nhiều hơn những điều anh ta đã chứng kiến.

That is what the title of artist means: one who perceives more than his fellows, and who records more than he has seen.

Edward G. Craig. “On the Art of the Theatre,” 1905

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League of Independent Vietnamese Writers First Literary Awards

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Writer Nguyen Ngoc, Chair of the Committee to Promote the Founding of the League of Independent Vietnamese Writers, at the award ceremony

The League of Independent Vietnamese Writers (LIVW) announced its very first Vietnamese Literary Awards on March 3, 2016 – International Writers’ Day. Members, supporters and sponsors of the LIVW gathered at poet Y Nhi’s house in the suburb of Ho Chi Minh city to announce and deliver the awards, as the owner of the anticipated venue in the city had withdrawn permission under the pressure of the cultural police. The authorities also succeeded in preventing several prominent writers and intellectuals such as poet Do Trung Quan, poet Bui Chat, writer Le Phu Khai, and Professor Nguyen Dang Hung from attending the event.

Six awards were announced during the meeting. Among them, deceased writer Bui Ngoc Tan won the special award for best prose. The young poet Nguyen Hoang Anh Thu received the official award for best poetry, and the young writer Di-Hanh Nguyen won the official best prose award.

Formed in 2014 by 62 writers inside and outside Vietnam, the League aims, among other things, “to bring forth conditions for professional amelioration, to advance and promote individual creation,” as well as “to defend all legitimate materialistic and spiritual interests of its members, especially the freedom to write and publish” (Proclamation of the Committee to Promote the Founding of the LIVW, March 4, 2014).

The LIVW is not to be confused with the Vietnam Writers’ Association (VWA), which has been operating since its creation in 1957 within the boundaries of and for the official ideology of the ruling Communist Party. In May 2015, that writers’ organization urged its members to eliminate nine writers who had previously joined the independent League, which prompted twenty prominent writers to leave the VWA.

The LIVW stresses its identity as a “civil society” organization and seeks to affirm its independence from any other organizations inside and outside Vietnam, including the ruling Party. A similar movement by Vietnamese dissident writers in the 1950s was severely repressed by Party in what is known as the Nhan Van-Giai Pham Affair.

Video of the award ceremony:




Poet Nguyen Hoang Anh Thu receiving the award


Participants at poet Y Nhi’s house

Source: http://the88project.com/2016/03/05/league-of-independent-vietnamese-writers-first-literary-awards/