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ABSTRACT

The present study refers to the destinies of the of the representative poets of the Romanian inter-war literature: Lucian Blaga, Ion Barbu, George Bacovia. In the course of 1944-1961, the final part of their existence, their life and, especially, their work was subjected to long series of disputes, aimed at eliminating them from the literary occurrence. The marginalisation of the three appears in various degrees: Blaga is considered to be an ideological enemy, and, therefore, the man and the work are publicly argued against. Ion Barbu is admitted as a scientist, but, on the other hand, the artistic creation of the mathematician poet is put under derisory. Bacovia's poetry shifts from one extreme point to the other. At first recovered for the social fund of young proletcultists, it soon degenerates, „a glass of poison on the readers' lips”, yet to reserve a triumphal ending for the poet, soon after his 75th anniversary. As an alternative to the three poets' creation, to which we must also add Arghezi, a new kind of poetry is published within the cultural press: that is profoundly subjected to proletcultist ideologies, torn apart from the previous Romanian lyrics' tradition and deprived of aesthetical value. The research was carried exclusively relying on the 1944-1961 press and benefited of some minimal historical-literary references.

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