THE CORRESPONDENCE OF T. MAIORESCU AND SEXTIL PUȘCARIU
Due to the generous support of the “Sextil Puşcariu” Institute of Linguistics and Literary History (Cluj-Napoca), who provided us a part of Pușcariuʼs correspondence – unfortunately, not put into value until now –, we offer to those interested some letters that reconfirm – if needed – T. Maiorescuʼs exceptional teaching skills. Three substantial missives (dating from 1905, 1907, respectively 1911) and several smaller graphical artifacts (visiting cards) signal the presence of the mentor of the cultural society “Junimea” in the proximity of Sextil Puşcariu, only a young promising philologist at the beginning of the XXth century, whose research efforts benefit from Maiorescuʼs reputable and trusted guidance. We attach to these texts some historical-literary notes indispensable to the understanding of the cultural context of the time.
Keywords: correspondance, Titu Maiorescu (1840–1917), Sextil Pușcariu (1877–1948), Romanian Language Dictionary, Romanian Academy.