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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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. Views Read Edit View history.

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 a citizen of the Soviet Union. 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.

Istrati was first noted for the depiction of one homosexual character in his work. Istrati shared the leftist ideals of Rolland, and, as much as his mentorplaced his hopes in the Bolshevik vision.

Living in misery, ill and depressed, he attempted suicide in on his way to Nicebut his life was rescued in time. Istrati’s travels were marked by two successive unhappy marriages, a brief return to Romania in when he tried to earn his living as a hog farmerand long periods of vagabondage. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His views were also harshly made clear in two letters he sent to the GPU leadership in December Kira Kiralina was filmed in as a Soviet silent film.


This list and many of Istrati’s works are on Wikisource.

Panait Istrati

Rolland received the letter through the Police and immediately replied. This page was last edited on 29 Novemberat In the meantime, he was a prolific reader. It became the first in his Adrien Zograffi literary cycle.

Istrati came back to Romania ill and demoralised, was treated for tuberculosis in Nice, then returned to Bucharest. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The next major work by Istrati was the novel Codine. Istrati dealt with the mounting persecution of Old Bolsheviks and the gradual victimization of whole population istrzti.

chira,ina He then earned his living as an apprentice to a tavern -keeper, then as a pastry cook and peddler. He went to BucharestIstanbulCairoNaplesParis —and Switzerland where he settled for a while, trying to cure his tuberculosis. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

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 iztrati same year; Istrati was himself assaulted several times by the Guard’s squads. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Panait Istrati.


Panait Istrati (Author of Kyra Kyralina)

Retrieved from ” https: He and Kazantzakis wrote Stalin a congratulatory letter that remained unanswered. He travelled through large sections of the European part, witnessing celebrations in Moscow and Kiev. January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Rolland had praised Istrati’s letters to the GPU, but he nonetheless chose to stay clear of the controversy.

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Romanian Wikisource has original text related to this article: The political opinions Istrati expressed after his split with Bolshevism are rather ambiguous. While in the Soviet Union, Istrati wrote a screenplay based on his own work entitled, The Banditsa project that was never completed.

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In he visited the Soviet Union on the anniversary of the October Revolutionaccompanied by Christian Rakovsky during the first istratii of the journey Rakovsky was Soviet ambassador to Paris, and by then already falling out of favor with Joseph Stalin. He was buried in Bellu Cemetery. 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.