Alexandru Macedonski


Born
in Romania
March 14, 1854

Died
November 24, 1920

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Debuting as a Neoromantic in the Wallachian tradition, Macedonski went through the Realist-Naturalist stage deemed "social poetry", while progressively adapting his style to Symbolism and Parnassianism, and repeatedly but unsuccessfully attempting to impose himself in the Francophone world. Despite having theorized "instrumentalism", which reacted against the traditional guidelines of poetry, he maintained a lifelong connection with Neoclassicism and its ideal of purity. Macedonski's quest for excellence found its foremost expression in his recurring motif of life as a pilgrimage to Mecca, notably used in his critically acclaimed Nights cycle. The stylistic stages of his career are reflected in the collections Prima verba, Poezii, and Excel ...more

Average rating: 3.82 · 388 ratings · 16 reviews · 25 distinct worksSimilar authors
Poezii

3.92 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 1979 — 7 editions
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Excelsior

3.73 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 1895 — 2 editions
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Thalassa

3.37 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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Poema Rondelurilor

3.82 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 1927
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Excelsior. Poema rondelurilor

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Poezii - Al. Macedonski

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2015
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Flori Sacre

3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1912
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If I Knew...

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Spre Meka

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2016
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Naluca unei nopti

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2003
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“Dacă-aș fi trăsnet v-aș trăsni,
V-aș îneca dacă-aș fi apă,
Și v-aș săpa mormântu-adânc
Dac-aș fi sapă.

Dacă-aș fi ștreang v-aș spânzura,
Dacă-aș fi spadă v-aș străpunge,
V-aș urmări dac-aș fi glonț,
Și v-aș ajunge.

Dar eu, deși rămân ce sunt,
O voce-adâncă îmi murmură
Că sunt mai mult decât orice,
Căci eu, sunt ură.”
Alexandru Macedonski, Excelsior

“Aveam în casă o pisică,
Era sălbatică de mică,
Dar uneori, și ea,
Părea
Cu ochii că-mi vorbea,
Părea
Că nu mai este rea.”
Alexandru Macedonski, Excelsior

“Viața e o mamă pentru mulți grozavă...
Orice zi le-aduce un pahar de-otravă...”
Alexandru Macedonski, Excelsior