Octavian Paler

Octavian Paler
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Collection of Poetry - Definitions

Octavian Paler graduated in Law and Philosophy from the University of Bucharest and went on to become one of Romania's top journalists and writers. Early in his career, he acted as vice president of the Romanian Radio & Broadcasting committee and was later made president of the Romanian Journalists' Council. Originally a member of the Communist Party, he soon split with them due to his criticism of the regime, which led to persecution by the secret police and the suppression of his artistic work. Following the revolution, he was appointed Editor-in-Chief at the influential newspaper România Liberă. In a 2006 Romania Television survey, Paler was voted one of the 100 greatest Romanians of all time.