Nina Cassian

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Sue Lawley's guest this week is the Romanian poet Nina Cassian. She was forbidden to return home, after a visit to New York, because of her outspoken critisism the Ceaucescu regime. The loneliness of the unwilling exile is often reflected in her work, but so is love, passion and her wicked sense of humour.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Ach Golgatha by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
Luxury: Cigarettes and whisky

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45 minutes

Last on

Fri 19 Feb 1999 09:00

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestNina Cassian

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