George Topîrceanu


Born
in Bucharest, Romania
March 20, 1886

Died
May 07, 1937


Born in Bucharest, Topîrceanu began his schooling in the city, and then moved to the hilly countryside of the Argeş county, in the Șuici commune, where he formed his taste for themes taken from nature. After completing secondary studies, he attended the University of Bucharest Law School, and then its Faculty of Letters, without ever finishing either. This was largely due to a hectic lifestyle punctuated by numerous affairs and heavy alcohol use.He began publishing short verses to increasing critical acclaim. In 1926, he was awarded the National Poetry Prize.
He died of liver cancer in Iaşi.

His three main volumes of poetry, Balade vesele şi triste ("Ballads, Merry and Sad"), Parodii originale ("Original Parodies") and Migdale amare ("Bitter
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Average rating: 4.09 · 216 ratings · 16 reviews · 17 distinct works
Balade vesele și triste

4.02 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1928 — 5 editions
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Memorii de război:  Amintir...

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4.34 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1936 — 2 editions
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Minunile Sfantului Sisoe

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Strofe alese: balade vesele...

3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1920
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Parodii originale

4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1916 — 3 editions
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Rapsodii de toamnă

4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1988
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Versuri și proză

4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1991
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Migdale amare: versuri umor...

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Poezii

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Amintiri din luptele dela T...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1918
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“EPITAFURI pe mormantul:
Unui betiv
De saracie si necaz
Intaia oara doarme treaz.

Iubitei
S-a stins. Dar sa n-o plangi, straine,
Mai mult pe ea decat pe mine!”
George Topârceanu, Balade vesele și triste

“Balada unei stele mici
(...)
Sarman atom sentimental!
Nu stii tu oare
Ca viata voastra-i colosal
De trecatoare?

Zicea: - Ma mir ca te-ai gandit
Sa-mi canti o oda.
De cand poetii s-au prostit,
Amorul nu mai e la moda.

Oricum, voi sunteti prea marunti
Si eu, prea mare...
N-ar fi mai bine sa renunti
Si sa va duceti la culcare?

Ca nu exista pe pamant
Mai venerabila manie
Decat - sub stele juramant
Pe vesnicie.”
George Topârceanu, Balade vesele și triste

“Noiembrie

Plouă stupid...
Cerul îşi scutură
Ca dintr-o ciutură
Frigul lichid.

Cârduri de ciori -
Neagră pecingine,
Flori de funingine
Zboară sub nori...

Plouă perfid.
Şi-n doză minimă
Picură-n inimă
Neant acid.

Plouă de sus...
Toamna ironică
Îmi scrie-o cronică
Cât un Larousse.

(O Halima -
Pentru că nu cere
Nici introducere,
Nici "va urma"...)

Plouă placid:
A...e...i...o...u...ă...
Dacă continuă,
Mă sinucid!”
George Topîrceanu, Strofe alese: balade vesele și triste