Mihai Eminescu Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Bantas, Andrei. “The Poetry of Mihai Eminescu: Challenges, Food for Thought.” Synthesis 16 (1989): 17-24.

Studies the formal and thematic qualities of Eminescu's poetry.

Bhose, Amita. “Cosmology of Mihail Eminescu.” Cahiers Roumains d'Etudes Litteraires, no. 2 (1989): 76-85.

Discusses Eminescu's “cosmology” in relation to the poet's writings.

Ciopraga, Constantin. “The Synthesis of the Romanian Genius.” Romanian Review 29, no. 3 (1975): 104-07.

Traces Eminescu's development as a poet and thinker.

Dominte, Constantin. “Mihai Eminescu's ‘Of All the Ships’: Textual Structure and Extratexual Hypotheses.” Cahiers Roumains d'Etudes Litteraires, no. 4 (1984): 135-48.

Provides a very technical formalist study of “Of All the Ships.”

Moscaliuc, Mihaela. “On Translating an East European Romantic.” Romanian Civilization 6, no. 3 (winter 1997-98): 67-72.

Describes different approaches to translating Eminescu into English.

Niculescu, Alexandru. “Lyric Attitude and Pronominal Structure in the Poetry of Eminescu.” In Literary Style: A Symposium, edited by Seymour Chatman, pp. 369-80. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1971.

Scrutinizes the personal pronoun and its linguistic significance in Eminescu's poetry.

Petrescu, Ioana Emanuela. “The Mystery of a Manuscript.” Romanian Review 41, no. 1 (1987): 67-70.

Expounds on the image of a “manuscript of signs” in Eminescu's story “Poor Dionis.”

Prut, Constantin. “The Image of Genius.” Romanian Review 33, no. 12 (1979): 141-46.

Comments on Gheorghe Anghel's statue of Eminescu.

Serbanescu, Tia. “A Duty of Honour.” Romanian Review 40, no. 1 (1986): 7-10.

Documents a conversation with the editor of the thirteenth volume of the standard edition of Eminescu's Works.

Tohaneanu, G. I. “‘The Desire’—A Possible Comment.” Cahiers Roumains d'Etudes Litteraires, no. 2 (1989): 123-25.

Offers a linguistic analysis of Eminescu's poem “The Desire.”

Vrăjitaru, Liana. “Translation—A Cultural Bridge.” Romanian Civilization 6, no. 2 (fall 1997): 91-94.

Discusses the complexities of translating, particularly from Romanian.

Zancu, Liliana. “Burns, Eminescu, and Whitman: Romantic Nationalism or Xenophobia?” History of European Ideas 16, nos. 1-3 (January 1993): 351-57.

Examines Eminescu, Robert Burns, and Walt Whitman as examples of Romantic poets whose works have enjoyed enduring popularity.

Additional coverage of Eminescu's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Literature Resource Center; Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 33.