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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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The editor is a faculty member of Titu Maiorescu University in Romania.
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.
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).
A historia de quase um seculo e meio de critica literaria romena, amplamente sobreposta com aquela do moderno estado romeno, (1) esteve sob o signo do chamado "principio de autonomia estetica" lancado por Titu Maiorescu (1840-1917), o primeiro critico literario canonico romeno.
So did Mircea Eliade who contended that eating is assimilating part of the Universe, or rather the mystic side of the Universe and, last but not least, Petru Ursache who--in such seminal anthropology books as Poetica folclorica / Folklore Poetics (1976), Titu Maiorescu, esteticianul / Titu Maiorescu, the aesthetics mentor (1987), Camera Sambo.
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).
Contractor address : str Titu Maiorescu, nr 2 , Localitatea Deva , Cod postal 330054 , Romania ,
Sturdza (1895, 1897, 1901, 1907), Titu Maiorescu (de doua ori in 1912), Ion I.
Throughout the centuries Titu Maiorescu, this self-made-man of our Romanian culture has been talked about and commented by various experts from different and complex fields of activity starting with critics, philosophers, poets, journalists, and the list can be very long.
One of the first attempts of creating financial independence for the royal family appeared in 1870 as proposed by the conservators, soon after the moment of Carol the First with Elisabeth of Wied marriage, initiative reminded by the conservator politic character Titu Maiorescu, during the meeting of the Romanian Senate from 6th/18th of June 1884.