Victor Eftimiu

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Victor Eftimiu
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Born 24 January 1889
Boboshticë, Albania
Died 27 November 1972 (aged 83)
Bucharest, Romania
Viktor Eftimiu on a 1999 Albanian stamp

Victor Eftimiu (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈviktor efˈtimju]; 24 January 1889 – 27 November 1972) was a Romanian poet and playwright. He was a contributor to Sburătorul, a Romanian literary magazine. His works have been performed in the State Jewish Theater of Romania.

Eftimiu was of Albanian origin.[1][2] He was born in Boboshticë village near Korçë (back then Ottoman Empire). In 1913, he emigrated from Albania to Romania, where he found work as a theatre manager. He published several books of poetry, and wrote comedies and satirical pieces for the theatre. He also wrote a volume of Romanian fairy tales, and several children's books. He wrote also criticisms and articles for numerous magazines.

Works[edit]

Plays[edit]

Poems[edit]

  • Poemele singurătății (1912)
  • Candele stinse (1915)
  • Lebedele sacre (1920)
  • Cântecul milei (1925)
  • Noaptea subterană (1933)
  • Oglinzile (1939)
  • Cântecul mamei și al copilului (1939)
  • 13 decembrie și alte poeme (1947)
  • Odă limbii române (1957)
  • Soliile terestre (1961)
  • Poezii (1964)
  • Crizanteme

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Elsie. A Biographical Dictionary of Albanian History. p. 55. He was also the author of translations of plays and short stories from Russian and Romanian, in particular of the works of Victor Eftimiu (1889-1972), a Romanian dramatist of Albanian origin. 
  2. ^ Institutul de Construcții București. Buletinul științific. p. 116. We had great Romanian writers of Albanian origin like Victor Eftimiu, great literary critics like Garabet Ibraileanu,...