Meniuk, Georgii

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Meniuk, Georgii Nikolaevich


(pseudonym, Dzhordzhe Meniuk). Born May 20, 1918, in Kishinev. Soviet Moldavian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1953. Son of a worker.

Meniuk studied in the faculty of philosophy at the University of Bucharest from 1937 to 1940. From 1957 to 1959 he was editor in chief of the magazine Nistru. His works were first published in 1934. In 1939 he published the collection of poetry The Inner Cosmic World. The narrative poem Song of Dawn (1948; Russian translation, 1953) depicts the socialist transformation of a Moldavian village. Among Meniuk’s other poetry collections are Ballads and Sonnets (1955), Selected Poems (1958), and The Time of Ler (1969). He published several volumes of literary essays, including The Image in Art (1940), The Dug-up Grass (1959), and Essays (1967). Among his other publications are tjie short story collections The Last Car (1965) and The Dolphin (1969; State Prize of the Moldavian SSR, 1972) and the novella The Disk (1968). He translated The Tale of Igor’s Campaign and the works of A. S. Pushkin, M. lu. Lermontov, and F. M. Dostoevsky into Moldavian. Meniuk has been awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and medals.


Skrier’ vols. 1-2. Kishinev, 1970.
In Russian translation:
Mioritsa. Kishinev, 1962.
Zhuravlinye tropinki Moscow, 1971.


Ocherk istorii moldavskoi sovetskoi literatury. Moscow, 1963.
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