Sorin Alexandrescu

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Sorin Alexandrescu (born 18 August 1937) is a Romanian-born academic, literary critic, semiotician, linguist, essayist, and translator.

Born in Bucharest as the son of Constantin, a magistrate, and Ileana, Mircea Eliade's sister, he graduated from the "Mihai Viteazu" High School in his hometown (1955), and after that, from the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest (1959). After teaching comparative literature at the University of Bucharest, where he was considered to be a structuralist, he was sent in 1969 by the Romanian authorities to teach Romanian language and literature at universities in Amsterdam and Groningen.[1] In 1974 he decided to defect.[2]

In 1976, he founded the International Journal of Roumanian Studies.[1]

During the 1989 Romanian Revolution, he returned to Romania as a correspondent for a Dutch newspaper.[3]

In 1998, he was named presidential adviser for culture. In 2001, he settled permanently in Romania again.[3] That same year, he was one of the founders of the so-called Centrul de Excelență în Studiul Imaginii at the University of Bucharest, together with Dan Grigorescu, Mihai Zamfir, Laura Mesina, Vlad Alexandrescu, Vasile Morar and Zoe Petre.[4]

Books[edit]

  • Dickens in Rumania. A Bibliography for the 150th Anniversary (with Alexandru Duțu) 1962
  • William Faulkner, 1969; revised edition in French, Paris, 1971
  • The Logic of Personages, 1973
  • Logique du personnage: reflexions sur l'univers faulknerien, (1974)
  • Dimitrie Cantemir: Roemeens historicus en politicus 1673-1723, Bussum 1975
  • Dichters uit Roemenië, (Poeți din România), 1976
  • Transformational grammar and the Rumanian language 1977
  • Roemenië. Verhalen van deze tijd, (Proza din România), 1988
  • Hemel en Aarde. Werelden van verbeelding, (Rai și pământ), 1991
  • Rumänien im Umbruch: Chancen und Probleme der europäischen Integration, (eds. Ilina Gregori and Angelika Schaser) (1993)
  • Richard Rorty, 1995
  • Figurative of the Art. Beginning and End. 20th Century in Romania, 1998
  • Paradoxul român, 1998
  • Identitate în ruptură. Mentalitati românești postbelice, 2000
  • La modernité a l'Est. 13 aperçus sur la literature roumaine, 2000
  • Mircea Eliade, dinspre Portugalia, Editura Humanitas, 2006 - fragments

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexandrescu, Sorin" (PDF) (in Romanian). Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Simut, Ion (2008). "Cronologia exilului literar postbelic (II)" (in Romanian). Romania literara. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Laurențiu Ungureanu; Anca Vancu; Alina Boghiceanu (28 August 2014), "Adevărul Live. Nepotul lui Mircea Eliade și moștenitorul Brătienilor: "Teama era că Ceaușescu o să trăiască mai mult decât noi"", Adevărul (in Romanian), retrieved 7 September 2014 
  4. ^ "Sorin Alexandrescu", Pagina oficială a Centrului de Excelență în Studiul Imaginii (in Romanian), retrieved 7 September 2014 

External links[edit]

Interviews