Histria Books is pleased to announce the release today, November 1, 2019, of Mihai Eminescu: Poems and Prose, a collection of literary writings in English translation of one of the greatest figures in Romanian and East European literature. The book is published by the Center for Romanian Studies, an imprint of Histria Books dedicated to works on the history and culture of Romania.

This new edition of poems and prose by Mihai Eminescu includes a selection of the best English-language renditions of poems and prose by this remarkable cultural figure of the nineteenth century, whom the British writer George Bernard Shaw once referred to as “the Moldavian who raised the XVIII-XIX fin de siècle from its grave.” It is undeniable that to have an appreciation of Romanian culture one must become acquainted with the works of Mihai Eminescu. The leading cultural figure of nineteenth century Romania, Eminescu (1850-1889) was not only a poet, but also a philosopher, prose writer, translator, and journalist. He is best seen as a man who embodied the national culture and, therefore, through his work, helped to give it shape.

The selections in this volume include English language versions of some of Eminescu’s best-known poems such as Doina, Lacul, Și dacă, Luceafărul, Odă (în metru antic), Mai am un singur dor, Scrisoarea III, and many others. It also includes English versions of his most important prose writings — Făt Frumos din lacrimi, Sărmanul Dionis, Geniu pustiu, and Cezara. This beautiful, deluxe casebound volume also includes an introduction on the life and work of Eminescu by A.K. Brackob, and original artwork by Ioana Lupușoru. It is dedicated to the memory of Irina Andone, a remarkable Romanian translator and scholar responsible for many of the translations that appear in this volume.

The book is available at HistriaBooks.com and at all major book retailers. Titles published by Histria Books are distributed worldwide by the Casemate Group. For information on publishing with Histria Books please visit HistriaBooks.com or contact us at info@histriabooks.com

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