Transitions of Lithuanian postmodernism : Lithuanian literature in the post-Soviet period
- Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2011.
- Physical description
- 363 p. ; 24 cm.
- On the boundary of two worlds 32.
- Kvietkauskas, Mindaugas.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Mindaugas Kvietkauskas: Introduction: The Paradox of the Double Post Ausra Jurgutiene: The History of Post-Soviet Literature: Challenges and Models of a New Identity Dalia Satkauskyte: Postmodernism as Conjuncture Loreta Jakonyte: The Writer in the Post-Soviet State: Trends in Self-Interpretation Jurate Sprindyte: Lithuanian Prose: In Search of a New Identity Algis Kaleda: Present of Past Things: Transformations of Lithuanian Historical Discourse Regimantas Tamosaitis: Apocalyptic Imagination in the Novels of Ricardas Gavelis Loreta Macianskaite: Three Articulations of Isaac in Lithuanian Literature Solveiga Daugirdaite: Women's Literature and Its Readings Saule Matuleviciene: Patterns of Post-War Memory Elena Baliutyte: Forms of Self-Awareness in Lithuanian Documentary Literature Dalia Ciocyte: Lithuanian Essay: Between the Soviet Era and Independence Donata Mitaite: Tomas Venclova: The Poet and Totalitarianism Audinga Pelurityte-Tikuisiene: Sources of Classicism in Contemporary Polish and Lithuanian Literature Rita Tutlyte: Lyric Poetry since the 1980s: Caught Between Unrest and Meditation Brigita Speicyte: The Art of the Unpoetic Poem: Trends in Post-Soviet Lithuanian Poetry Authors Index of Names.
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- Publisher's Summary
- In 1990, Lithuania was the first of fifteen Soviet Republics to proclaim its independence from the USSR and, in doing so, dealt a fatal blow to this superpower. Overnight, this small country, whose very existence had been erased from the world map for 50 years, became Post-Soviet and proclaimed its return to a multicultural Europe. So, what happened then in the lives of Lithuanians? How did they survive the collapse of a planned economy and the crisis of values? How does Lithuania, together with the other Baltic countries, which had once been the most prosperous Republics in the USSR, come to terms with the fact that they are now among the poorest member nations in another transnational configuration - the European Union? These issues are actively addressed in the works of contemporary Lithuanian writers, whose texts are analyzed in the collection of articles, Transitions of Lithuanian Postmodernism: Lithuanian Literature in the Post-Soviet Period. Utilizing various perspectives, leading Lithuanian literary scholars discuss identity transformations and the discourse of reinterpretations of the past in contemporary Lithuanian prose, poetry, essay writing, and memoir. This book reveals both existentially universal dramas and specific experiences that arise from this unique double-post (Post-Soviet and postmodern) condition.
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- Publication date
- edited by Mindaugas Kvietkauskas.
- On the boundary of two worlds : identity, freedom, and moral imagination in the Baltic States ; 32