Titu Liviu Maiorescu

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Maiorescu, Titu Liviu


Born Feb. 15, 1840, in Craiova; died July 2, 1917, in Bucharest. Rumanian critic and politician.

Maiorescu served as minister of education, of justice, and of foreign affairs and was also prime minister. His politics were conservative, and he was a follower of the monarchy. He advanced the slogan “art for art’s sake” and strove to subordinate literature and social thought to the interests of the bourgeoisie. At the same time his demands for purity of language and expressiveness of form helped to raise the artistic level of literature. Maiorescu’s literary criticism was published under the title Criticism (1874; the first and second volumes were republished in 1967).


Manolescu, N. Contradicţia lui Maiorescu. [Bucharest] 1970.
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(6) Titu Maiorescu University School of Medicine, Bucharest, Romania
(2) Associate Professor, PhD., Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, mironela.pirnau@utm.ro
Aunque se le conocia entre los coetaneos por la obra ya publicada en revistas literarias, quien lo consagra es Titu Maiorescu, intelectual de espiritu humanista de amplias miras, critico e historiador literario, mentor no solo de Eminescu, sino de toda una generacion de literatos que se convierten en "clasicos", hombre de letras y tambien de estado, que decide confeccionar y publicar el primer volumen, llamado Poesias (1884) el cual recoge, segun el mismo anuncia en el prefacio, "todos los poemas de Eminescu publicados en Convorbiri Literare (Coloquios literarios) en los ultimos doce anos, junto con algunos que solo existen en version manuscrita, en posesion de varios particulares".
The editor is a faculty member of Titu Maiorescu University in Romania.
Professor, Dr., Titu Maiorescu University, Academy of Romanian Scientists, Bucharest, Romania
In his 1868 article, "In contra direcpei de astazi in cultura romana" ["Against the Contemporary Direction in Romanian Culture," the present author's translation], Titu Maiorescu warned against the "falsification of etymology and [Romanian] philology" (Maiorescu, 1868 in Filimon, 1998: 107), as a result of such publications written in Latin which "were aimed at showing strangers the cleanness of the language spoken by the Romanian people, but which [in fact] showed a language that has never been and will never be spoken by the Romanian people" (Maiorescu, 1868 in Filimon, 1998: 107).
(1) PhD Lecturer, Faculty of Finances, Banks, Accounting and Business Administration, the Department of Accounting and Managerial Information System, Titu Maiorescu University, e-mail: traiancalota@yahoo.com
In this equation, involved in the cultural marketing project mentioned above were the promoter: Titu Maiorescu (an influential literary critic and politician); the translator: Carmen Sylva (Queen Elisabeth of Romania); the editor: Mite Kremnitz (Maiorescu's sister-in-law).
Obregia", fost director general al acestui spital, fost sef al Catedrei de Psihiatrie si Stiintele Comportamentului la Facultatea de Medicina, Universitatea "Titu Maiorescu" din Bucuresti.
Cristina-Georgiana Voicu, PhD; English teacher, Titu Maiorescu School; Iasi, Romania; voicucristina2004@yahoo.fr
Regarding the war, king Carol I and the minister of foreign affairs Titu Maiorescu announced a neutral position, but in case certain territorial changes would appear in the Balkan area, the Romanian diplomacy warned that Romania would sustain the claims referring to the Dobrogea border (Maiorescu, 1995: 281-282).
(*) PhD, Lecturer, Faculty of Finances, Banks, Accounting and Business Administration, the Department of Accounting and Managerial Information System, Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania.