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a candle for my son!

Dumitru Radu Popescu
writer

Born on August 19, 1935, Papusa Village, Bihor County

Education

  • Colleges of Medicine and Philology, Cluj-Napoca

Career

  • 1956-1969 - reporter at the literary magazine "Steaua"
  • 1969-1982 - editor-in-chief of the literary magazine "Tribuna"
  • 1982 - editor-in-chief of "Contemporanul"
  • 1969-1979 - alternate member of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party
  • 1979-December 1990 - member of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party
  • 1980-1990 - Chairman of the Romanian Writers' Union

Major works

Collections of short stories

  • Fuga (Flight) - 1958
  • Fata de la miazazi (A Girl from the South) - 1964
  • Somnul Pamantului (The Earth's Sleep) - 1965
  • Dor (Longing) - 1966
  • Umbrela de soare (Parasol) - 1967
  • Prea mic pentru un razboi asa de mare (Too Little for Such a Big War) - 1969
  • Duios Anastasia trecea (Tenderly Anastasia Passed) - 1967
  • Leul Albastru (The Blue Lion) - 1981

Novels

  • Zilele Saptamanii (Weekdays) 1959
  • Vara Oltenilor (The Oltenians' Summer) - 1964
  • Vinatoarea Regala (The Royal Hunt) - 1973
  • O bere pentru calul meu (A Beer for My Horse) - 1974
  • Ploile de dincolo de vreme (Rains beyond Time) - 1976
  • Imparatul Norilor (Emperor of the Clouds) - 1976

Plays

  • Vara imposibilei iubiri (The Summer of Impossible Love) - 1966
  • Vis (Dream) - 1968
  • Acesti ingeri tristi (Those Sad Angels) - 1969
  • Pisica in Noaptea Anului Nou (Cat on the New Year's Eve) - 1970
  • Pasarea Shakespeare (The Shakespeare Bird) - 1973
  • Rezervatia de Pelicani (The Pelican Reservation) - 1983
  • Iepurele schiop (The Lame Rabbit) - 1980
  • Orasul Ingerilor (The Angels' City) - 1985

Poems

  • Cainele de Fosfor (The Phosphorus Dog) - 1981

Essays

  • Virgule (Commas) - 1978

Prizes and Awards

  • Prize of the Romanian Writers' Union: 1964, 1969, 1974, 1977, 1980
  • Prize of the Romanian Academy: 1970
 

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