\bˈaza͡ɪl ɐlˈɛksɐndɹˌi], \bˈazaɪl ɐlˈɛksɐndɹˌi], \b_ˈa_z_aɪ_l ɐ_l_ˈɛ_k_s_ɐ_n_d_ɹ_ˌi]\
Definitions of BASILE ALECSANDRI
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A Rumanian poet (1821-90). He pursued literary studies in Paris, 1834-39; edited a patriotic journal, Literary Dacia, at Bucharest; was afterward director of the French Theatre at Jassy, for which he composed a series of comedies. He excels in the description of natural scenery. His war poems (1877-78) had a powerful influence on public opinion in the Danubian principalities. Other works are a poem, "In Praise of the Latin Race" (1874); "Rumanian Folk-Songs", and the drama "Prince Despot" (1880).
By Charles Dudley Warner
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