Gellu Naum


Born
in Bucureşti, Romania
August 01, 1915

Died
September 29, 2001

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André Breton, Geo Bogza


Gelu Naum was a prominent Romanian poet, dramatist, novelist, children's writer, and translator. He is remembered as the founder of the Romanian Surrealist group. The artist Lyggia Naum, his wife, was the inspiration and main character in his 1985 novel Zenobia.

Born in Bucharest, he was the son of the poet Andrei Naum (who had been drafted in World War I and died during the Battle of Mărăşeşti) and his wife Maria Naum née Rosa Gluck. In 1933, he began studying philosophy at the University of Bucharest. In 1938, he left for France, where he continued his studies at the University of Paris. He took his PhD diploma with a thesis on the scholastic philosopher Pierre Abelard.

In 1936 (the year when he published his first book), Naum met Victor
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Zenobia

4.18 avg rating — 828 ratings — published 1985 — 9 editions
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Cartea cu Apolodor

4.33 avg rating — 666 ratings — published 1959 — 10 editions
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A doua carte cu Apolodor

4.16 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1964 — 7 editions
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Apolodor, un pinguin călător

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4.44 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1988
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Cărțile cu Apolodor

4.40 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Calea Searpelui

4.70 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2002
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Cel mai mare Gulliver

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My Tired Father

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Poezii

4.64 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2011
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Despre identic si felurit. ...

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Cartea cu Apolodor
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“Am sa viermuiesc singur, am sa umblu razna prin lume, ca un sicriu, purtînd în mine imaginea ei aproape lesinata pe care o iubesc neînchipuit de mult, am sa-i vorbesc, în gînd, prin paduri si prin gari, am sa-i fac patul în mine, s-o culc, în fiecare seara, s-o învelesc în cîrpe, voi stiti foarte bine cîte cârpe poarta în sine fiecare dintre noi, si ea n-o sa-mi raspunda niciodata pentru ca n-o sa ma auda cînd o sa-i spun nani-nani, pentru ca acolo, în mine, în cîrpele din ea, are sa-l înveleasca pe iubitul ei care o va purta învelita în cîrpele din el si o va legana si îi va spune nani-nani si asa mai departe;”
Gellu Naum, Zenobia

“Câte nu se întâmpla în noi si le uitam acolo ca într-un ghiozdan si fiecare crede ca numai el stie lucrul acela pe care îl stiu foarte bine si altii.”
Gellu Naum, Zenobia

“întelegeti ca traim într-o pasare imensa care ne poarta în ea”
Gellu Naum, Zenobia

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