Latvian Literature, Essays

By: Andrups, Janis, Kalve, Vitauts

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206pp. Plates, textual illustrations, index, bibliography. Translations by Ruth Spiers. Many attractive illustrations. Pages uncut. Some slight cover wear, else a very good attractive copy. " In his introduction, Arnolds Spekke discusses the influence of European thought and historical events upon Latvian literature. The introduction is followed by Janis Andrup's essay on Latvian folk poetry and early writings. His section on the folk songs shows remarkable insight - not only into the Latvian folk-songs but into the whole subject of folklore. For centuries, the folk songs formed the innermost centre of resistance of Latvian folk culture, into which all external forces, not merely material but spiritual, were powerless to break." The written Latvian literature is seen to have a close relation to other modern European literatures." ( The Slavonic and East European Review)

Title: Latvian Literature, Essays

Author Name: Andrups, Janis, Kalve, Vitauts

Categories: Proza (Prose), Pardomas/Esejas (Reflections/Essays), Latvian (All Categories)), General (English Language et.al.), Dzeja (Poetry),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Stockholm, Zelta Abele: 1954

Binding: Paper Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 004437

Keywords: Latvian Literature Essays Fine Press