|AAA||Alexandrescu Grigore (1810-1885) - Radulescu’s pupil he continued the work begun by Carlova and completed it.|
|Born in Targoviste he spent his childhood together with Carlova and Balaceanu learning Greek and French.|
|In 1827 he lost his parents. He continued his studies at Vaillant’s French School (where he met Ghica I.) and afterwards at Sf. Sava.|
|He was appreciated by Vacarescu Iancu and Radulescu Heliade in whose house he moved, meeting important man of the cultural movement. Althow he didn’t join the fight he was an active person, the worked in the editorial office of the newspaper s “Popolul suveran”.|
poem Anul 1840 (The
year 1840) was published in Dacia Literara. He participated at
he unionists’ action writing the poem Unirea
principatelor (The union of the Principalities.
|Positions: director of the State’s Arclives then director of the Minister of Culture. His most important work was written between 1832 (his first published poem was Miezul noptii (Midnight) and 1846 when he work O impresie dedicata ostirii romane (An impresion dedicated to the Romanian army. After that he didn’t publish much.|
|Considered the best Romanian fable-writer, Alexandrescu Grigore included in his work, creations belonging both to classic and romantic style.|
|The fables, the letters, satires, written in a classic French maniere express the cultural spirit and his epoch’s ideology.|
|The well-known fables Cainele si catelul (The dog and the little dog), Toporul si padurea (The axe and the wood), Lupul moralist (the moralist wolf), Vulpea liberala (The liberal fox).|
The letters contain reflections on the purpore of art
and the poet’s relations with the world Epistola catre Voltaire (Letters
to Voltaire), Epistola catre I.C. .
In satires he proves to be a realistic observer. He
made his debut under the influence of romanticism by his meditations.
époques the past comparing it with the present. The motif of night and
that of the ruins appears in Umbra
lui Mircea. La Cozia (Mircea’s shadow. At Cozia), Rasaritul lunii. La
Tismana (Moon’s Rise. At Tismana), Mormintele. La Dragasani (The
Graves. At Dragasani), Adio. La Targoviste (Fare well. At Targoviste).
By his ideas and methods he inaugurated the great
romantic national poetry.