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Literary Diva Presents: Literary Journey! Geo Bogza!

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Join us as we continue our literary journey with poet, journalist and Romanian avant-garde theorist, Geo Bogza. He was a central figure in Romanian literature for much of his life. He took special interest in the works of other writers, and contributed to establishing their reputation. Bogza's style was Socialist realism, and with that he became one of the most important literary figures to have serviced the government. As a young man he made obscenity an aesthetic credo, which at times got him in trouble with the government. He was defined by art critic S. A. Mansbach as "the most scandalous of Romania's avant-garde poets and editor of and contributor to a plethora of its radical publications", while Sex Diary was argued to be "the touchstone of Romania's emerging Surrealist avant-garde." Some of his collections include; Jurnal de sex ("Sex Diary"), 1929 Poemul invectiva ("Offensive Poem" or "Contemptuous Poem"), 1933 Ioana Maria: 17 poeme ("Ioana Maria: 17 Poems"), 1937 Cântec de revolta, de dragoste si de moarte ("Song of Revolt, Love and Death"), 1947 Orion, 1978. Tune in as we journey with Geo Bogza. Stay tuned and keep it locked.

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