Camil Petrescu


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Petrescu, Camil

 

Born Apr. 9 or 21, 1894, in Bucharest; died there May 14, 1957. Rumanian writer. Academician of the Academy of the Socialist Republic of Rumania from 1948.

Petrescu wrote a number of dramas, including The Dance of the Bad Fairies (1916-18), Hard Souls (1925), Mitică Popescu (1928), and Danton (1931). Among his novels are Last Night of Love, First Night of War (1930), and Procrustes’ Bed (1933). His work focuses on the tragic lives of heroic intellectuals who reject the bourgeois values and seek ways of reorganizing society. After Rumania was liberated from fascism in 1944, Petrescu’s philosophical and ethical search led to his alignment with those who were building socialism. In the trilogy A Man Amongst Men (1953-57), Petrescu embodies his moral ideal in the portrait of the revolutionary democrat N. Bălescu. Petrescu was twice awarded the State Prize of the Socialist Republic of Rumania.

WORKS

Opere, vol. 1. Bucharest, 1968.
Teatru, vols. 1-4. [Bucharest] 1957-59.
Opinii si atitudini. Bucharest, 1962.
Teze şi antiteze: eseuri alese. Bucharest, 1971.

REFERENCES

Petrescu, A. Opera lui C. Petrescu. Bucharest, 1972. (Bibliography.)
Popa, M. Camil Petrescu. [Bucharest] 1972.
Sîrbu, I. C. Petrescu. [Iaşi] 1973. (With bibliography.)
Camil Petrescu: Biobibliografie de recomandare. Bucharest, 1960.

IU. A. KOZHEVNIKOV

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Directed, written by Viorica Mesina, Sergiu Prodan, based on the novel by Camil Petrescu. Camera (color), Sergei Akopov; editor, Prodan; music, Eugeniu Doga; production designer, Vlad Travinski; costume designers, Andreea Hasnas, Niculina Vasile.
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Caragiale's Kings of the Old Court (1929); Camil Petrescu's The Last Night of Love, The First Night of War (1930), and The Bed of Procust (1933); Anton Holban's A Death Which Proves Nothing (1931); Garabet Ibraileanu's Adela (1933); Gib I.