Ana Cartianu

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Ana Cartianu (19 April 1908[1] - 24 April 2001[2]) was a Romanian academic, essayist and translator.[3]

She studied at Bedford College, London (1928–32), and received her degree from the Literature Department, School of English Studies of Cernăuți University in 1934.

In 1936, she co-founded the School of English Language and Literature at the University of Bucharest, where she would later be dean of the School of Germanic Languages (1948-1970).

Ana Cartianu is known as the "great dame of English studies in Romania.[4]

In 1930, she married Gheorghe Cartianu-Popescu, a university professor. Her maiden name was Tomescu.[5]

Awards[edit]

Books (selection)[edit]

  • An Advanced Course in Modern Rumanian (co-author, with Leon Levițchi, Virgiliu Ștefănescu-Drăgănești), București, Ed. Științifică, (1958) (1964)
  • Proză eseistică victoriană. Antologie, ("An Anthology of Victorian Essays"), (co-editor, with Ștefan Stoenescu), București, (1969)
  • Dicționar al literaturii engleze ("A Dictionary of English Literature"), (co-author, with Ioan Aurel Preda), București (1970)

Translations[edit]

  • Short Stories by Ioan Slavici, 1955
  • Romanian Folk Tales, 1979
  • Nicolae Ciobanu, Romanian Fantastic Tales, 1981
  • Mihai Zamfir, History and Legend in Romanian Short Stories and Tales, 1983
  • Vasile Voiculescu, Tales of Fantasy and Magic, 1986
  • Selected Works of Ion Creangă and Mihai Eminescu, 1992
  • Mircea Eliade, Mystic Stories: The Sacred and the Profane, 1992
  • The Tales and Stories of Ispirescu, Murrays Children's Books, London

Bibliography[edit]

  • Ana Cartianu: Festschrift (Editura Universității din București, 2000)
  • Aurel Sasu, Dicționarul biografic al literaturii române, Vol. A-L, Ed. Paralela 45, Pitești, 2006, p. 280

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