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ABSTRACT

Hasdeu’s writings in the publicistic sphere is one of great buoyancy – a waste of witticism, of ingenious ‘mots d’esprit’ – regarding the satirical part of his journalistic work. ‘Satyrul’ and ‘Aghiuta’ are the two newspapers where Hasdeu proved preeminently an admirable mastery of rhetorical and stylistic means in the construction of a representative satirical prose of journalistic essence. At one stroke of the pen, his unique skill succeeds in arguing with sudden argumentative force and insinuating verve, to serve forsetting forth his political and social theories.

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