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April 18, 2021

Critic Matei Calinescu passed away

Critic and literary theoretician Matei Calinescu passed away on Wednesday in Bloomington, Indiana (USA), representatives of the Polirom Publishing House told Mediafax. “He was a great author, an extraordinarily sensitive and intelligent person, a personality of a rare warmth and generosity,” critic Carmen Musat, editor-in-chief of the magazine Observatorul Cultural said. Moreover, the specialized publication presented a portrait of Matei Calinescu a few days ago, at the critic’s 75th anniversary.

“He was a genuinely gifted writer with a difficult destiny,” Carmen Musat also remembered. The burial is scheduled on Monday, at the All Saints Chapel in Bloomington, at the local hour 11.00.

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