Several poetry volumes of the 1960s

The 1960's generation (in Romanian: generația șaizeci) was the generation  that, taking advantage of the "defrost" started by poet Nicolae Labiș and novelist Marin Preda, reacted to socialist realism and returned Romanian literature to its aesthetic premises and reestablished the prestige of modernist writers. Nichita Stănescu had been considered the pinnacle of his generation as early as his 1960 debut volume, Sensul iubirii (The Meaning of Love), released in the same time with the debut volumes of Cezar Baltag and Ilie Constantin in the collection Luceafărul.

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      See also Lost generation, Romanian writers in exile, Sibiu Literary Circle, Steaua and poetry of the banal, Luceafărul (collection), neotraditionalism, neo-expressionism, aesthetic oneirism, Nouvelle roman, Târgoviște school and objectualism.


Photo: Petre Stoica Archive


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