Marriage for Love: A Nineteenth-Century Lithuanian Woman's Fight for Justice

Author:   Violeta Kelertas ,  Maryte Racys ,  Zemaite
Publisher:   Birchwood Press
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9780996515375


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 February 2020
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Violeta Kelertas ,  Maryte Racys ,  Zemaite
Publisher:   Birchwood Press
Imprint:   Birchwood Press
Dimensions:   Width: 14.00cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.408kg
ISBN:  

9780996515375


ISBN 10:   0996515372
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 February 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Zemaite is a Lithuanian Virginia Woolf. She created her own self, becoming a pillar of the national literature and a source of inspiration for generations of women. ---Dalia Leinarte UN CEDAW Committee, Chairperson Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge Professor at Vytautas Magnus University In an age when women's rights around the world are increasingly threatened, Marriage for Love: A 19th Century Lithuanian Woman's Fight for Justice, serves as timely inspiration, showcasing how one woman successfully challenged patriarchal norms and ideologies and helped bring about change. Zemaite was a revolutionary thinker, writer, and activist who unflinchingly depicted the plight of women and other members of the underclass through her short stories and speeches. The selection of works in Marriage for Love is admirable, serving as an excellent introduction to individuals unfamiliar with Zemaite and deepening the knowledge of those who have been reading her for years in their native Lithuanian. The translations are masterful, no mean feat given the fact that Zemaite wrote her short stories in a complex and colorful Lithuanian dialect. The two translators, Violeta Kelertas and Maryte Racys, are to be commended for bringing Zemaite the wider audience she so richly deserves. ---Daiva Markelis White Field, Black Sheep: A Lithuanian-American Life Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University


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Violeta Kelertas is a literary critic, translator, and editor who analyzes the literary scene in Soviet and post-Soviet Lithuania. Formerly the PLB Endowed Chair of Lithuanian Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she is now an affiliated professor at the University of Washington. Her translations from the Lithuanian range from the poet Vytautas Macernis's Visions to the anthology of short stories, Come into My Time: Lithuania in Prose Fiction 1970-1990 to a Valdas Papievis story, Echo, or the Sieve of Time, recently published in the July-Aug. 2019 issue of the Kenyon Review. Currently she is translating an early Papievis novel, Bryde, dealing with the partisan war after the war in Lithuania. Maryte Racys is a librarian at the Seattle Public Library. She studied English Literature at Victoria University Toronto and completed graduate studies in Library Sciences at the University of Toronto. She has been a professional librarian in two countries for forty-five years. She completed training at the Academy of Theater Arts in Toronto, Canada and has had a lifelong interest in Eastern philosophy.

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