Romanian Book and Manuscript Collectors: Benjamin Fondane, Mateiu Caragiale, V. A. Urechia Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781233094479

Published: August 19th 2011

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Romanian Book and Manuscript Collectors: Benjamin Fondane, Mateiu Caragiale, V. A. Urechia by Source Wikipedia
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Benjamin Fondane, Mateiu Caragiale, V. A. Urechia. Excerpt: Benjamin Fondane (French pronunciation: )MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 35. Chapters: Benjamin Fondane, Mateiu Caragiale, V.

A. Urechia. Excerpt: Benjamin Fondane (French pronunciation: ) or Benjamin Fundoianu (Romanian pronunciation: born Benjamin Wechsler, Wexler or Vecsler, first name also Beniamin or Barbu, usually abridged to B.- November 14, 1898 - October 2, 1944) was a Romanian and French poet, critic and existentialist philosopher, also noted for his work in film and theater.

Known from his Romanian youth as a Symbolist poet and columnist, he alternated Neoromantic and Expressionist themes with echoes from Tudor Arghezi, and dedicated several poetic cycles to the rural life of his native Moldavia. Fondane, who was of Jewish Romanian extraction and a nephew of Jewish intellectuals Elias and Moses Schwartzfeld, participated in both minority secular Jewish culture and mainstream Romanian culture. During and after World War I, he was active as a cultural critic, avant-garde promoter and, with his brother-in-law Armand Pascal, manager of the theatrical troupe Insula.

Fondane began a second career in 1923, when he moved to Paris. Affiliated with Surrealism, but strongly opposed to its communist leanings, he moved on to become a figure in Jewish existentialism and a leading disciple of Lev Shestov. His critique of political dogma, rejection of rationalism, expectation of historical catastrophe and belief in the soteriological force of literature were outlined in his celebrated essays on Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud, as well as in his final works of poetry.

His literary and philosophical activities helped him build close relationships with other intellectuals: Shestov, Emil Cioran, David Gascoyne, Jacques Maritain, Victoria Ocampo, Ilarie Voronca etc. In parallel, Fondane also had a career in cinema: a film critic and a screenwriter for Paramount Pictures, he later worked on Rapt with Dim...



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