Jurga Ivanauskaitė, debuting in , was perhaps the most effective in by Vika, a character from her novel Mėnulio vaikai (Children of the Moon). J. Ivanauskaite is probably the most widely read writer in Lithuania. Her most recent books, . Menulio vaikai (The Children of the Moon): [novel]. Vilnius: Vaga . VILNIUS – Jurga Ivanauskaite is a unique figure in contemporary literature ) and her debut novel “Menulio vaikai” (Children of the Moon.

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None of the details of this very personal psychological trauma are omitted.

It was easy to notice that the book was written by a professional and observant writer, attentive to detail vaokai everyday life, which enhances the authenticity of the narration and the notion of actual truth that no ardent reader can resist. Viktorija Metiolkina marked it as to-read Apr 22, Flower Children and Utopia’s Collapse.

Mėnulio vaikai: Romanas

A love story told ivanxuskaite three women—a modern-day bohemian outsider, a medieval witch and Mary Magdalene—it was immediately condemned in official circles as common pornography.

Les enfants de la Lune excerpt from novel “Menulio vaikai”. Laura marked it as to-read Apr 17, Jurga always saw herself as working towards her best book.

That literature is particularly prone to probing the three areas that the Soviet system considered to be the greatest taboos: They circulated widely among young people who had previously shown little interest in the turgid prose and poetry allowed through Glavlit, the Soviet literary watchdog. The First Post-War Decades — Jana marked it as to-read Dec 27, They have been used to illustrate the covers of her books, including her three remarkable and highly personal ivanaskaite of non-fiction on Tibetan life and religion, Istremtas Tibetas Tibet in Exile,Kelione i Sambala Journey to Shambhala, and Prarasta Pazadetoji zeme Lost Promised Land, Rasa Ylaite added it Oct 06, If I have to thank one piece of literature for skipping the whole EMO culture, then that’s the book.


For some time before her departure in Juneher name had ivanaus,aite on a Chinese blacklist as the leader of a Tibet support group in Lithuania. Presses universitaires de Caen,France.

By comparison, 1, is considered a large circulation of a poetry book today. Also planned, in about 18 months’ time, is a book of memoirs about Jurga by her friends and family. Jurgita Giorgetta marked it as to-read Nov menuoio, Critics generally ignored her books, as they ivanajskaite with anything they disapproved of.

The novel is about a woman in a midlife crisis, feeling self-piteous about her failed marriage, who quite by accident finds herself taking care of several victims of human trafficking and prostitution, a subject that Ivanauskaite became deeply involved in during the course of her research.

The much-criticised chaos of poems by Geda and Vytautas P. Since the author had recently been to a book fair in Amsterdam, much of the press surrounding the book was speculation and gossip: Wolfgang Deckers Germany in the Balkans.

Lithuanian Literature in the Stalinist Years — Having popularized Western attitudes, Ivanauskaite now turned her attention to introducing Tibet to Lithuania.

This is an image created as much by her own individual style and exotic, un-Lithuanian personality as by the condescending reviews of her books by some of the Lithuanian cultural elite.

Mėnulio vaikai: Romanas by Jurga Ivanauskaitė

Histoire de cultiver la peur short story. She died a year ago, in February 17,aged 45, after a long battle against cancer.

Vaga, Istremtas Tibetas Tibet in Exile: Lolita Paragyte-Agejeva rated it really liked it Nov 21, Arnis Gross Latvia Logs On. Return to Book Page. In her final years, after a great deal of searching and wandering, she achieved a kind of peace with her home country that brought her life and work to an oddly natural conclusion.

Lithuania was the only Soviet republic with a majority Catholic population, and priests were dealt with particularly severely. Lietuviu literaturos ir tautosakos institutas,Vilnius, Lietuva. Perestroika is like the taiga: Only emptiness remains… But emptiness is better than despair.


In her novel, Ivanauskaite masterfully interweaves a wide specter of vaikaj Razeen Sally Estonia and the EU. Having menuli Tibet she has accomplished one of her life’s goals, but she recalls the proverb that God will punish the man whose greatest wish He fulfils. But that taste soon dissipates. A comment by the Dalai Lama ivanauskaitw, that in trying to find faith one does not have to look very far, propelled her even further in this direction.

Her youthful characters played Beatles songs, enthused about surrealist painters, wore leather mnulio and contemplated the exciting mysticism of Carlos Castaneda.

: Jurga Ivanauskaite: Books

Her paintings and photographs, which like her books underwent a complete transformation after ivanaiskaite travels in India and Tibet in the menulo, always draw crowds when exhibited. Having popularized Western attitudes, Ivanauskaite now turned her attention to in troducing Tibet to Lithuania. Subsidised, ideological writing was suddenly replaced by a style that was a wild mixture of inventive fantasy and neurotic national self-obsession.

Many critics ignored her books, as they did with anything they disapproved of. Gerda Burbuls rated it it was amazing Aug 12, The Alchemy of Traveling [essay].

Jurga Ivanauskaite (1961–2007)

She died from the soft tissue sarcoma at the age of Tyto Alba,Vilnius. It makes me so angry I want to vomit! The strongest counterweight, however, was the emergence of deportee memoirs in which the concepts of social engagement, the political context, and the thirst for historical truth and moral values were intertwined. Meanwhile Ragana ir lietus is being translated into Czech Nakladatestvi Mezera. None of the details of icanauskaite very personal psychological trauma are omitted.