George Topîrceanu

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George Topîrceanu

George Topîrceanu (born March 20, 1886 in Bucharest , Romania ; † May 7, 1937 in Iași ) was a Romanian poet, poet and short story writer.


Topîrceanu started school in his native Bucharest in 1893 and attended elementary school until 1895, before the family moved to the village of Valea Topologului in what is now Argeș County in Wallachia . After graduating from school, he returned to the capital to begin studying law and then literary studies at the University of Bucharest , both of which he failed to complete. In 1905 he published his first verses in Sunday newspapers and smaller magazines, before publishing the satirical text Răspunsul micilor funcționari in Viața Românească four years later . In 1911 he moved to Iași at the invitation of the poet Garabet Ibrăileanu and became editor-in-chief of Viața Românească.

In 1912 he married the teacher Victoria Iuga, with whom he had a son named Gheorghe. During the First World War , Topîrceanu was captured and imprisoned by Bulgarian soldiers in September 1916 during the battle for the Tutrakan fortress . He spent the time until the end of the war in 1918 in a prisoner of war camp . Upon his return, Topîrceanu published war memories, including a vivid description of the impact of a cholera epidemic on the morale of Romanian troops during their attempted withdrawal.

He began to publish short poems. 1926 received a national prize for his literary services. Topîrceanu died in 1937 in Iasi to cancer .


His works include:

  • Cum on devenit moldovean
  • Cum on devenit ieșean
  • Balade vesele și triste
  • Parodii originals
  • Migdale amare
  • Balada unui greier mic
  • Rapsodii de toamna
  • Acceleratul
  • Minunile Sfântului Sisoe (no longer finished)

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