! Video in English coming at a later date


Aplauze pentru poet • Ion Minulescu

Poezii: “Epilog sentimental”, “Ultima oră”, “Romanța tineretii”, “Ploaia Sfântului Ilie”, “Acuarela”, “Peisaj umed”, “Cântecul nebunului”, “Păpuşa automată”, “Celei care pleaca”, “Romanța celor 3 romanțe”, “Romanța retrospectiva”, “Romanța meschină”, “Sinuciderea unui anonim”, “Fetiţa din Făgădău”
Recită actorii Victor Rebengiuc, Rodica Mandache, Mihai Mălaimare
Filmări realizate în noiembrie 2021, la Sala ArCuB Bucureşti

Traian Demetrescu

b. 3 November 1866, Craiova – d. 17 April 1896, Solca

poet, prose writer, playwright, journalist

Traian Demetrescu often signed his work under the penname Tradem. He was first noticed by Alexandru Macedonski when he published the poem ‘Rain out of the Blue’ in Vocea Oltului magazine in 1882: so impressed was the older poet that he wrote a preface to Tradem’s Poesii, published three years later, in 1885.

Over a career spanning fourteen years, Traian Demetrescu published a number of collections of poetry, two novels, collections of short prose, and essays. As a journalist, Tradem translated Western literature and penned portraits of writers, literary criticism, and theatre reviews.

He was one of the most popular Romanian poets of the late nineteenth century and a precursor of the work of major symbolist poet George Bacovia.

Contracting tuberculosis in 1892, Demetrescu stayed in sanatoria in Austria and Switzerland. His health continued to deteriorate, however, and he finally succumbed to his illness on 17 April 1896.