Cezar Petrescu, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Cezar Petrescu

Romanian writer

Date of Birth: 01-Dec-1892

Place of Birth: Cotnari, Iași County, Romania

Date of Death: 09-Mar-1961

Profession: writer, translator, journalist, children's writer

Nationality: Romania

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Cezar Petrescu

  • Cezar Petrescu (Romanian pronunciation: ['t??ezar pe'tresku]; December 1, 1892, Cotnari, Iasi County–March 9, 1961) was a Romanian journalist, novelist and children's writer. He was inspired by the works of HonorĂ© de Balzac, attempting to write a Romanian novel cycle that would mirror Balzac's La ComĂ©die humaine.
  • He was also under the influence of the Samanatorul critique of Romanian society. As a journalist, Cezar Petrescu made himself known as one of the editors of the magazine Gândirea, alongside Nichifor Crainic and Lucian Blaga.
  • For a long time, he was a member of the National Peasants' Party, and wrote extensively for its press, especially for Aurora. His major work consists of novels such as ĂŽntunecare ("Darkening"; 1928), Calea Victoriei (the name of a Bucharest avenue; 1930), Dumenica orbului ("The Blind Man's Sunday"; 1934), and Noi vrem pamânt ("We Demand Land"; 1938). Notwithstanding his prolific output as a novelist, Petrescu is mostly remembered for his children's book Fram, ursul polar ("Fram, the polar bear"—the circus animal character was named after Fram, the ship used by Fridtjof Nansen on his expeditions). He is buried in Bellu cemetery, in Bucharest.

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