Grigore Alexandrescu

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Grigore Alexandrescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ɡriˈɡore aleksanˈdresku]; 22 February 1810, Târgovişte – 25 November 1885 in Bucharest) was a nineteenth-century Romanian poet and translator noted for his fables with political undertones.

Of a noble family, he participated in secret revolutionary societies. In his fables his political and social views were often reflected on the uneasiness of living under the Russian protectorate. His works such as Tombs at Drăgăşani were particularly nationalist and patriotic in nature.[1]

He founded a periodical, Albina Româneascǎ. Alexandrescu wrote Poezii (1832, 1838, 1839) and Meditaţii (1863), many of which were fables and satires influenced by French literature.[2]

Works (summary)[edit]

  • Poezii (1832)
  • Fabule (1832)
  • Meditații (1835)
  • Poezii (1838)
  • Fabule (1838)
  • Poezii (1839)
  • Memorial (1842)
  • Poezii (1842)
  • Suvenire și impresii, epistole și fabule (1847)
  • Meditații, elegii, epistole, satire și fabule (1863)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Columbia Encyclopedia Sixth Edition (2007) Retrieved on March 18, 2008
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, Retrieved on March 18, 2008

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