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A Life Reviewed

By: Lams, Visvaldis

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Moscow, Progress Publishers, 1979


252pp. A very good, clean, tight, bright copy. Dj has a very small chip out of the top ofthe rear panel, else dj. clean and bright. A portrait of the "working man" in the best traditions of Latvian realist writing with the tense rhythem of modern narrative and fine portraits of our contemporaries" ( Publisher) Although not quite openly a dissident, Lams wrote with an integrity which often was not acceptable to the Soviet literary establishment, yet on the other hand, e... View more info

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A Life's Journey: Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of Latvia

By: Vitols Dixon, Nadine

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Riga, Petergailis, 2005


227pp. Photographs. Almost as new. Biography of Latvia's President, VVF. Includes bibliography and chronology. As a psychology professor, psycholinguist and Latvian folklorist VVF had already established an impressive reputation before her return to Latvia. After the failed Soviet coup against Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991, Latvia along with the two other Baltic nations, Lithuania and Estonia, saw an opportunity to break free and declared independence.Seven Years later, V... View more info

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Abakuka Krisana Noveles La Chute d'Habacuc et Autres Nouvelles

By: Adamsons, Eriks

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Omnia Mea, 2000


248pp. As new. Unread. Traduit du letton par Ncolas Auzanneau at Inta Geile Latviesu un francu valoda - Adamsona noveles, manuprat, var pielidzinat divaini skaistajam namu fasadem, ar kadam 19. gadsimta nogale un 20. gadsimta sakuma pasauli parsteidza jugendstils. Ari taja kopa saderas skietami nesavienojamais - milzigas sejas un pavu astes, rapuli, ziditaji, insekti un augi. Tomer neka dzive nesastopama jugendstila dekorejumos nav, ikviens elements ir atpazistams un m... View more info

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Ajurjonga

By: Eglitis, Anslavs

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Daugava, 1955


231pp. Dj. unfaded. A very good, clean, bright, tight, almost as new copy. An attractive book. Translated by L. Parks. "Ajurjonga displays the author's conception of the Far East in full scale. It is based on a thorough study of the past and present day problems besetting the folks of Asia. Above all, it is an adventure story of excessive tension, salted with wit and relieved by glimpses of humour, which can hardly leave the reader unconcerned." (publisher) View more info

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All Birds Know This Selected Contemporary Latvian Poetry

By: Sadovska, Kristine

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Riga, Taipals, 2001


255pp. Fine, as new. Introduction by prominent Latvian literary critic Guntis Berelis.Poets represented: Amanda Aizpuriete, Vizma Belsevica, Uldis Berzins, Leons Briedis, Peteris Bruveris, Maris Caklais, Astride Ivaska, Jo, Juris Kronbergs, Liana Langa, Maris Pujats, Edvins Raups, Janis Rokpelnis, Maris Salejs, Gunars Salins, Knuts Skujnieks, Karlis Verdins, Mara Zalite, Imants Ziedonis, Peteris Zirnitis. Translations by:Ieva Lesinska, Mara Rozitis, Astride Ivaska, Ingu... View more info

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At the Fallow's Edge a Selection of Poems By Astrid Ivask Edited and Translated By Inara Cedrins

By: Ivask, Astrid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Inklings 3 Mudborn Press, 1982

Inscription: Signed by Author


32pp. Second printing. Published by a small art press. Elegant layout. top and bottom edges slightly browned with slight signs of crinkling, else a very good, clean, bright copy enclosed in original mylar. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR Intoduction by Cedrins. Afterword by Ivask. Bilingual Latvian English edition. View more info

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Between Two Midsummer Nights

By: Kalme, Egils

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Branden Press, 1976


198pp/ A very good + clean, bright, tight, unmarked copy.Exile Latvian author's first novel in English. "The Ligo songs,, the bright intricate dance, the crowning of garlands,- all the traditional Latvian festivities were interrupted that Midsummer's Eve when a girl was found drowned in the millpond. This happening fatally disrupts all of Igna's plans for the future. To search for the meaning of this tragedy Igna leaves the countryside for the capital city of Riga, f... View more info

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Brother Oak, Sister Linden

By: Baltvilks, Janis

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Riga, Janis Roze, 2017


65pp. Illustrated An atractive children's reference book on Latvia's most common trees Suitable for older children and young adults... Atractively illustrated. Translated from the Latvian by Ize Krteismane. "Honouring the upcoming Latvia’s Centenary Janis Roze Publishers has released an updated edition of the book Brother Oak, Sister Linden by Janis Baltvilks and Edgars Folks The book is a good source of reference information about the most common tree species... View more info

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Choral Music Volume I Vocal-Instrumental Works Kora Muzika I Sejums Vokalinstrumentalie Darbi

By: Vitols, Jazeps

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Riga, Musica Baltica, 2003


282pp. Fine. Introduction and comentary in English and Latvian . Songs translated into English. Includes Beverinas dziedonis. Dziesma. Ziemelblazma. No atzisanas koka. Kalna spredikis. Jezus pie akas. Marija un Marta. Jezus un greciniece. Kantate. Iesvetisanai. Jezus Nacarete. Bikeris mironu sala. Dievs augstais, dveseles izredetais. " The aim of this three volume work is to publish all the existing choral works of Jazeps Vitols, both his unaccompanied songs and also ... View more info

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Confrontations with Tyranny Six Baltic Plays

By: Straumanis, Alfreds Edited By

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Prospect Heights, Waveland Press Inc, 1977


363pp. Photographs. A very good, clean, tight, bright copy. Some very slight wear todj enclosed in mylar protector "This collection satisfies the need for an introduction to Baltic drama, but reveals a greater one: the need for at least some of these plays to be disseminated among not just those who already have an interest in Baltic theatre and literature, but those who are interested in theatre and literature, regardless of the nationality. I hope and urge that the ... View more info

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Descant 124. Spring 2004. Vol. 35 No. 1. In Latvia / Abroad / in Memory

By: Mulhallen, Karen; Larissa Kostoff, Edited By

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Descant, 2004


251pp. As new. Illustrated. Some 25 contemporary "postmodernist"Latvian authors represented from both within and without Latvia - Margita Gailite, Banuta Rubess among the selection of adept translators. The emminent Latvian diaspora scholar Janis Kreslins in a seperate Jauna Gaita review regards the essay "A Kaleidoscopic Perspective on Latvian Culture" misleading and factually incorrect in various places. View more info

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Desmit Milas Dziesmas Rigai Zehn Liebesgedichte An Riga Ten Love Songs To Riga

By: Caklais, Maris

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Riga, Petergailis, 2000


67pp.Illustrated - 10 tipped in colour plates by Varuzs Karapetjans. Text in Latvian, German Russian and English. An attractively published paen celebrating Riga. "The subject of this book is Riga - Riga, a Hanseatic city and treasure trove of art nouveau; a city that for centuries has been a dynamic intersection of roads and cultures; a city coveted and conquered, treasured and protected. The paintings by Armenian poet Varuz echo and further enhance the poetry." View more info

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Die Indrans. Drama Aus Dem Lettischen Volksleben

By: Blaumann. R ( Rudolfs Blaumanis )

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Riga, A.Gulbis, 1921


137pp. with 3 pages of Verlag Gulbis advertisements. A very good, clean unmarked copy with pages uniformly aged with some light discolouration to top of front cover. Trans by author. Does not appear to be Harro v. Hirschheydt's 1972 Hanover reprint but just might be as otherwise the book is in remarkably good condition. Lettische Literatur Band III "Blaumanis übersetzte viele lettisch verfasste Werke, wie sein naturalistisches Drama Die Indrans (1904), ins Deu... View more info

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Die Untiefen Des Verrats

By: Aizpuriete, Amanda

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Reinbek, Rowholt, 1993


89pp. Tr. and with an afterword by Manfred, Peter Hein. Schon für ihren ersten Band «Die Untiefen des Verrats» (1993) wurde sie gerühmt als neue lyrische Stimme, beschworen in ihrer stillen Rebellion der Worte und der eindringlichen Alltagsnähe ihrer Themen. Da war weder Pathos noch Beschaulichkeit, dafür beeindruckte die dichterische Leidenschaft ihrer zugleich verständlichen und doch mit Widerhaken krakenden Sprache View more info

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Don't Call Me, Don't Look for me! Life of Soviet Secret Agent

By: Kolbergs, Andris

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Talsi, A.K.A. Jurmala, 2004


485 pp. A very good, clean tight copy. Original Latvian title Meklejiet sievieti ( Cherchez la femme) Translated by Anita Liepins. Kolbergs is the foremost Latvian detetctive fiction writer with a Balzacian eye for detailing everyday life. "According to the Latvian Institute, Andris Kolbergs critically analysed " the social environment of the genre of crime and detective novels". Don't call me, don't look for me! Life of Soviet secret agent appears to be t... View more info