Danubius International Conferences, 6th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The Cult For The Nation,S Values In Romanian Literary Creations

Ludmila Balțatu
Last modified: 2016-05-23


Nowadays, the epoch being remarked by an intensive collaboration among nations, by a great exchange of experience among them, there rises a sharp necessity to preserve our identity as a nation. If we manifest love and fidelity for our ancestors, language, for the masterpieces of our folklore we will honour our duty.

    While pursuing the goal to provide arguments, based on literature,s statements of romanian authors and folklore masterpieces, about the way the Danube is depicted, there was especially impressive the opinion of the naval officer, the romanian writer Jean Bart: „The Rhine is romantic, The Danube is classic, is eternal ”.

     And the great rhapsodist of our nation, Vasile Alecsandri, while being inspired by the folklore pieces, created an excellent poem „Ştefan and the Danube”, in which there are described historical events of our long ago past.

     Another romanian author, Octavian Goga, laid the following impressions about the Danube: „If Romania had not another wonders but the Danube Delta, even so it would be able to claim from all nature – lovers a pilgrimage that always reveals unique charms”.