Convorbiri Literare

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Convorbiri Literare
First page, 1 May 1885
CategoriesArt magazine
PublisherConvorbiri Literare publishing house
FounderTitu Maiorescu
Founded1867; 156 years ago (1867)
Based in

Convorbiri Literare (Romanian: Literary Talks) is a Romanian literary magazine published in Romania. It is among the most important journals of the nineteenth-century Romania.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Convorbiri Literare was founded by Titu Maiorescu in 1867.[2][3][4] The magazine was the organ of the Junimea group, a literary society which was established in 1864.[4][5] The group included aristocratic Moldovans except for Titu Maiorescu.[4] The magazine was first headquartered in Iaşi and later moved to Bucharest.[5]

Convorbiri Literare is published monthly[4] by Convorbiri Literare publishing house.[6] The magazine covered art reviews[7] and translations of literary work.[3] From 1906 the magazine also featured articles on plastic arts.[7] The contributors included Alexandru Tzigara-Samurcaș and Apcar Baltazar among others.[7] The other significant contributors were Mihai Eminescu, Ion Creangă and Ion Luca Caragiale.[8]

Convorbiri Literare has a conservative stance,[5] and its literary rival was socialist Contemporanul during the communist regime in Romania.[4]


  1. ^ Titu Maiorescu (2010). "Against the contemporary direction in Romanian culture". In Ahmet Ersoy; et al. (eds.). Modernism: Representations of National Culture. Budapest: Central European University Press. p. 87. ISBN 978-9-6373-2664-6.
  2. ^ "Romanian literature". The Columbia Encyclopedia (6th ed.). 2014.
  3. ^ a b Mona Baker; Gabriela Saldanha, eds. (2009). Routledge Encyclopedia of Translation Studies. Abingdon; London: Routledge. p. 867. ISBN 978-1-135-21113-4.
  4. ^ a b c d e Alex Drace-Francis (2006). The Making of Modern Romanian Culture: Literacy and the Development of National Identity. London; New York: I.B.Tauris. p. 174. ISBN 978-1-84511-066-6.
  5. ^ a b c Adrian Petre Popescu (2014). "19th century impact on the Romanian diplomat-writers" (PDF). Buletin Ştiintific. 1 (37).
  6. ^ "Thought". The Framptonian. 29 September 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  7. ^ a b c Art review as reflected by the Romanian press (PDF) (PhD thesis). Universității "Lucian Blaga" din Sibiu.
  8. ^ "Culture of Romania". Europe Cities. Retrieved 17 January 2015.

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