Book trade in Romania after the Great Union: Understanding a literary contest from 1925 Cover Image
  • Price 3.90 €

Book trade in Romania after the Great Union: Understanding a literary contest from 1925
Book trade in Romania after the Great Union: Understanding a literary contest from 1925

Author(s): Bogdan Popa
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Social history, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Interwar Period (1920 - 1939)
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: Great Union of Romania; book trade; „Ideea Europeană”; Ion Minulescu; Liviu Rebreanu;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the present contribution is to analyse an unofficial literary contest, organised in 1925 by the Bucharest based cultural magazine “Ideea Europeană” [European Idea]. Without completely ignoring the literary quality of the writings involved, I aim to take a quick look into the changes brought upon by the Great War and the Great Union in the structure of the book trade industry and book market of 1920s Romania. In order to do so, I shall briefly present both the contest as well as the publishing houses asked to compete for the favours of an elusive public. The main thesis is that the 1916-1919 events brought deep, mostly positive, changes in the book trade.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 64
  • Page Range: 591-598
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English