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Born on March 31
Passed Away on December 13

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Nichita Stanescu

Nichita Stanescu Nichita Stanescu (full name Nichita Hristea Stanescu) was born on March 31, 1933 in Ploiesti, Romania. He is one of the most important poets in Romanian's literature.

Biography and Career :

Nichita Stanescu was born in Ploiesti, 31st of March, 1933, "from a Romanian peasant come to town and a Russian girl" as the author says.

He attends "St. Peter and Pavel" Highschool in his native town. Then he comes to Bucharest to continue his studies at the University in here. He graduates in 1957. The some year is his year of debut as a poet. He gets "Herder Award" in 1975. He dies on 13th of December, 1983.

Nichita Stanescu has been compared to Mihai Eminescu and Lucian Blaga. His poetry was very modern and very deep. It has been translated into many foreign languages.

After hi s death, he leaves behind many volumes of poetry, such as: "The Sense of Love" (1960), "A Vision of Feelings" (1964), "Rigth to Time" (1965), "Vertical Red" (1967), "The Egg and The Sphere" (1967), "Laus Ptolemaei" (1968), "A Land Called Romania" (1969), "In the Sweet Classical Style" (1970), "Poems" (1970), "Belgrad in Five Friends" (1972), "The Greatuess of Cold" (1972), "Epica Magna" (1978).

Nichita Stanescu writes poetry, invents, makes fun, satirises or is just paying "making spirits" in the most "sual teenage style". His reputation of "poet" he earns it with strong emotion from his years of studency. He keeps it all his life.

Quotes :

- "The only real things which we take with us in the end are our own feelings, our loves, our hates and adversities. I ask myself: at the end of life, what will we leave outside? I suppose we can leave some feelings, less of hate, some of passion, but... especially of love. "

Trivia :

- His latest volume of poetry published in his lifetime was Noduri si semne ("Knots and Signs"), published in 1982

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Members of the Romanian Academy elected post-mortem
People from Ploieşti
Romanian essayists
Romanian poets
Romanians of Russian descent
University of Bucharest alumni
Deaths from hepatitis
Burials at Bellu
1933 births
1983 deaths


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Category: Poets  - ( Poets Archive)

Date Added: 20 October '06

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