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A Brief History of Romanian Poetry

Wednesday 4 December, 5pm
Wolfson Theatre, D702, Clement House

Ion Martea, award-winning Romanian poet, will be traversing the history of Romanian poetry at LSE on Wednesday 4 December.

Ion will talk on the highlights from every period - from folklore, the Illuminists and the Romantics of the modern age, to the Symbolists, Modernists and the experimentations of our days. Poems by Mihai Eminescu, Eugen Ionesco, Vasile Alecsandri, George Bacovia, Nichita Stanescu and many others will be presented in the finest translations to date.

Ion Martea is an award-winning Romanian poet from the Republic of Moldova. To date, he has published three books of poetry, including the first book of acrostics in Romanian literature (Anthem to a Sinless Man, Pontos, Chisinau, 2000).

His poetry, essays and journalistic reports have been published and critiqued in magazines in Moldova, Romania, the UK, USA and Japan. This autumn, he made his debut in prose with his novel Primordial Sin (Pontos, Chisinau, 2002).

This event is free and open to all. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis and no ticket is required.

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To reserve a press seat, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This event is organized by the LSE Poetry Society in association with the LSE Romanian Society. For further information, please email Su.Soc.Poetry@lse.ac.uk| 

Ion Martea also translates poetry into Romanian from English, French, Russian, and Romanian poetry into English.

29 November 2002

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