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Panait Istrati’s birthday
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10 August 1884, Brăila – 16 April 1935
Panait Istrati was a Romanian writer of French and Romanian expression, nicknamed The Maxim Gorky of the Balkans.
His first attempts at writing date from around 1907 when he started sending pieces to the socialist periodicals in Romania, debuting with the article, Hotel Regina in România Muncitoare (Working Romania).
In 1923 Istrati’s story Kyra Kyralina (or Chira Chiralina) was published with a preface by Romain Rolland. It became the first in his Adrien Zograffi literary cycle. Rolland was fascinated with Istrati’s adventurous life, urging him to write more and publishing parts of his work in Clarté, the magazine that he and Henri Barbusse owned. The next major work by Istrati was the novel Codine.
Istrati was first noted for the depiction of one homosexual character in his work.
În limba română: https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panait_Istrati
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