Alexandru Macedonski (novelist)
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Who is Alexandru Macedonski?
Alexandru Macedonski was a Wallachian-born Romanian poet, novelist, dramatist and literary critic, known especially for having promoted French Symbolism in his native country, and for leading the Romanian Symbolist movement during its early decades. A forerunner of local modernist literature, he is the first local author to have used free verse, and claimed by some to have been the first in modern European literature. Within the framework of Romanian literature, Macedonski is seen by critics as second only to national poet Mihai Eminescu; as leader of a cosmopolitan and aestheticist trend formed around his Literatorul journal, he was diametrically opposed to the inward-looking traditionalism of Eminescu and his school.
- also known as Alexandru A. Macedonski; Duna; Luciliu; Sallustiu; Мачедонски, Александру
- born on (160 years ago) in Bucharest, child of Maria Fisenţa and Alexandru D. Macedonski
- nationality: Romania, Wallachia
- education: Carol I National College, graduated in
- profession: Writer, novelist, civil servant, translator, journalist, literary critic
- Marriage with Ana Rallet-Slătineanu since
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- died on (94 years ago) in Bucharest
- written works: "Versuri. Simboliştii. Vol. I", "Opera poetică (3 vol.)", "Prima Verba", "Ithalo", "Poezii", "Iadeş!", "Dramă banală", "Saul", "Excelsior", "Bronzes", "Falimentul clerului ortodox", "Cartea de aur", "Thalassa", "Flori sacre", "Zaherlina", "Le Calvaire de Feu", "Unchiașul Sărăcie", "Poema rondelurilor", "Nuvele", "Gemenii", "Calul arabului", "Lewki", "If I knew", "Moartea lui Dante Alighieri", "Nebunul?"
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