Bacovia, Georghe

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Bacovia, Georghe


(pseudonym of G. Vasiliu). Born Sept. 4, 1881, in Bacău; died May 22, 1957, in Bucharest. Rumanian symbolist poet.

Bacovia’s work reflects the rebellion of the individual against the capitalist system; at times it borders on a class protest of the growing Rumanian proletariat. However, he remained essentially a poet of personal experiences; the description of the gray and meaningless existence in the bourgeois city in his poems reaches heights of lyrical generalization (collections of poems Lead, 1916; Bourgeois Stanzas, 1946; and others).


Poezii.[Bucharest,] 1962.
Plumb.[Bucharest,] 1966.
In Russian translation:
“Stikhi.” In Antologiia rumynskoi poezii. Moscow, 1958.


Grigorescu-Bacovia, A. Bacovia: Viatapoetului.[Bucharest, 1962.]
Petroveanu, M. G. Bacovia. Bucharest, 1969.


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