Păstorel Teodoreanu

Poet, Author

1894 – 1964

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Who was Păstorel Teodoreanu?

Păstorel Teodoreanu, or just Păstorel, was a Romanian humorist, poet and gastronome, the brother of novelist Ionel Teodoreanu. He worked in many genres, but is best remembered for his parody texts and his epigrams, and less so for his Symbolist verse. His roots planted in the regional culture of Moldavia, which became his main source of literary inspiration, Păstorel was at once an opinionated columnist, famous wine-drinking bohemian, and decorated war hero. He worked with the influential literary magazines of the 1920s, moving between Gândirea and Viața Românească, and cultivated complex relationships with literary opinion-makers such as George Călinescu.

Teodoreanu's career peaked in 1937, when he received one of Romania's most prestigious awards, the National Prize. He was later employed as a World War II propagandist, which caused him to be shunned by Romanian leftists. From 1947, Păstorel was marginalized and closely supervised by the communist regime, making efforts to adapt his style and politics. Beyond this facade conformity, he contributed to the emergence of an underground, largely oral, anti-communist literature.

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Born
Jul 30, 1894
Dorohoi
Also known as
  • Alexandru Osvald Teodoreanu
  • Păstorel
  • Păstorel Teodoranu
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Siblings
Nationality
  • Romania
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Died
1964
Bucharest

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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