Panait Istrati was a Romanian working class writer, who wrote in French and Romanian, In Istrati’s story Kyra Kyralina (or Chira Chiralina) was published with a preface by Rolland. It became the first in his Adrien Zograffi literary cycle. Panait Istrate was born in the Danube port Braila in Romania, on 11 August to Joita Istrate, Codin si Chira Chiralina (novel “Chira Chiralina”). Chira Chiralina este o nuvela scrisa de Panait Istrati n limba franceza si tradusa in limba , Chira, in toate limbile in care se afla tradusa, a mers in.

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January Learn how and when to remove this template message. In the meantime, he was a prolific reader. His views were also harshly made clear in two letters he sent to the GPU leadership in December This list and many of Istrati’s works are on Wikisource.

Panait Istrati

He and Kazantzakis wrote Stalin a congratulatory letter that remained unanswered. He was joined in Moscow by his future close friend, Nikos Kazantzakis ; while in the city, Panait Istrati met Victor Serge and expressed his wish to become chiralinx citizen of the Soviet Union. Istrati dealt with the mounting persecution of Old Bolsheviks and the gradual victimization of whole population groups.

As such, Istrati became associated with the group’s leader Mihai Stelescuwho had been elected as a member of Parliament for the Iron Guard in and whose dissidence was the reason for his brutal assassination by the Decemviri later in the same year; Istrati isstrati himself assaulted several times by the Guard’s squads. Views Read Edit View history. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


Kira Kiralina was filmed in as a Soviet silent film. He went to BucharestIstanbulCairoNaplesParis —and Switzerland where he settled for a while, trying to cure his tuberculosis.

Panait Istrati – Wikipedia

Istrati came back to Romania ill and demoralised, was treated for tuberculosis in Nice, then returned to Bucharest.

Istrati was first noted for the depiction of one homosexual character in his work. While in the Soviet Union, Istrati wrote a chidalina based on his own work entitled, The Banditsa project that was never completed. Panait Istrati works in Romanian. It became the first in his Adrien Zograffi literary cycle.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He was buried in Bellu Cemetery. The political opinions Istrati expressed after his split with Bolshevism are rather ambiguous. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Panait Istrati. He travelled through large sections of the European part, witnessing celebrations in Moscow and Kiev.

In he visited the Soviet Union on the anniversary of the October Revolutionaccompanied by Christian Rakovsky during the first stage chirslina the journey Rakovsky was Soviet ambassador to Paris, and by then already falling out of favor with Joseph Stalin. Istrati shared the leftist ideals of Rolland, and, as much as his mentorplaced his hopes in the Bolshevik vision.

The next major work by Istrati was the novel Codine. Romanian Wikisource has original text related to this article: This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat Thereafter, he suffered a crisis of conscience mainly due to being branded a ” Trotskyist ” or even a ” Fascist ” by his former communist friends, the most violent of which proved to be Henri Barbusse.


He then earned his living as an apprentice to a tavern -keeper, then as a pastry cook and peddler.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This article needs additional citations for verification. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Shortly before the attempt, he had written to Romain Rollandthe French writer he admired most and with whom he had long tried to get in touch. Istrati’s travels were marked by two successive unhappy marriages, a brief return to Romania in when he tried to panaiit his living as a hog farmerand long periods of vagabondage.

In —29, after a tumultuous stay in Greece where he was engaged in fights with the police and invited to leave the countryhe went again to the Soviet Union.

Retrieved from ” https: Rolland had praised Istrati’s letters to the GPU, but he nonetheless chose to stay clear of the controversy. Living in misery, ill and depressed, he attempted suicide in on his way to Nicebut his life was rescued in time. Rolland received the letter through the Police and immediately replied.