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While he initially belonged to the local Symbolist movement , launched as a poet by Al. In the s, he wrote the poem " Cogito " which is his poetical testament. At only six years of age he began his study of German. One autumn night, an oversight by the sexton led to his being locked overnight in the tower of the Precista church, an experience which would later inspire his first major poem, 's Amurg violet Purple Twilight. He exhibited a talent for drawing and developed into an excellent violinist in the school orchestra, which he directed.
He also distinguished himself in gymnastics. George" — was published in the magazine Literatorul on 30 March, launching his literary career. He wrote the poem Liceu High School in response to a Ministry of Education questionnaire sent to graduates in the course of Spiru Haret 's educational reforms.
He matriculated at the Faculty of Law in Bucharest and soon became a fixture in the city's literary life; an early reading of his poem Plumb Lead at Alexandru Macedonski 's salon produced a powerful impression. Instead, he spent his time working with Constantin Al.
In —, his health deteriorated and he was eventually forced to relinquish his post. In , Bacovia was interned at the sanitorium of Dr. In , after leaving Bucharest, he became co-editor of the review Orizonturi noi and continued to publish poetry, prose and book reviews under a multitude of pseudonyms.
He rekindled his friendship with Alexandru Macedonski. In , he became a secretary at the Directory of Secondary and Superior Education in the Ministry of Instruction, and was in Bucharest when Plumb first appeared in July. Bacovia returned to Bucharest in , resuming his post as a functionary. In he returned to the Boys' Commercial School and continued to teach drawing and calligraphy. In , Agatha gave birth to Bacovia's only son, Gabriel; in , the Romanian Society of Writers approved a monthly pension of 1, lei.
The family returned to Bucharest permanently in , never to move away again. In , Bacovia published an anthology of his poems entitled Poezii ; in , his pension increased to 2, lei per month. He then founded the House of Pensions for Writers, from which he subsequently drew a 10,lei monthly pension. In his Opere Works appeared, a collection including all of his previously published works.
In Bacovia was named librarian of the Ministry of Mines and Oil. In he published his final volume of Poezii before dying on the afternoon of 22 May in his Bucharest residence. Literary critics initially classified Bacovia as a Symbolist, but later criticism has argued that he transcended his milieu to form a part of modern Romanian poetry. Just after the Second World War, however, Bacovia's poetry began to be linked to newer currents of thought, being linked with and compared to the theatre of the absurd M.
Petroveanu , poetic modernism, surrealism, automatic writing, imagism, expressionism, and even philosophic movements like existentialism Ion Caraion.
Bacovia thus succeeded in becoming recognized as one of the most important Romanian poets, an author who executed a vast canonical leap from minor poet to enduring classic of Romanian literature. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. George Bacovia. George Bacovia original works in Romanian. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Contribute Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.