Dimitrie Vatamaniuc (September 25, 1920 –July 4, 2018) Cover Image

Dimitrie Vatamaniuc (September 25, 1920 –July 4, 2018)

Author(s): Rodica Jugrin
Subject(s): Present Times (2010 - today)
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Dimitrie Vatamaniuc; Bukovina; literary and scientific work; Romanian Academy;

Summary/Abstract: Dimitrie Vatamaniuc was born on September 25, 1920, in the Sucevita village, Rădăuţi County (nowadays Suceava County). He attended the primary school in Sucevita, then graduated from theTeacher Education School in Cernăuţi and Bacău, the “Eudoxiu Hurmuzachi” High School from Rădăuţi and the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy at the University of Cluj. In 1957 he obtained his doctorate at the Institute of Literary History and Folklore, under the guidance of George Călinescu, with the thesis Ioan Popovici Bănăţeanul şi lumea meseriaşilor. He is the author of works dedicated to Ion-Popovici Bănățeanul, George Coșbuc, Ioan Slavici, Lucian Blaga, Tudor Arghezi. Dimitrie Vatamaniuc's name will forever be linked to the great critical edition of Mihai Eminescu's work, which was initiated and coordinated by Perpessicius in 1939. He overtook together with Petru Creția the continuation of the entire edition of the national poet's work. Under his supervision the reappeared, between 1977 and 1993, the volumes VII-XVI of Eminescu's work. Dimitrie Vatamaniuc was the director of the Centre for “Bukovina” - Studies of the Romanian Academy (since 2007 reorganized as the “Bukovina” Institute), editor of the institute's periodical “Annals of Bukovina”and coordinator of the book collection Encyclopaedia of Bukovina in studies and monographs. In 2006 Dimitrie Vatamaniuc published the volume Bukovina between the West and the Orient. Studies and documents and in 2010 appeared a series of personal interviews, published by Constantin Hrehor with the title Conversations under Angels' Staircase. This longandrich cultural and scientific activity was rewarded by the election of Dimitrie Vatamaniuc as an honorary member of the Romanian Academy (2001). Dimitrie Vatamaniuc died on July 4, 2018, at the venerable age of 98, leaving behind a vast work dedicated to the values of the Romanian literature and the culture and civilization of Bukovina.

  • Issue Year: 52/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 339-344
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Romanian