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Snow Drifts, I Sing: Selected Poems
Juhan Liiv, Jüri Talvet (Translator) and H.L. Hix (Translator)
Guernica Editions, Fall 2013
108 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550718256
ISBN10: 1550718258
English
Translated from the Estonian
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US



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Juhan Liiv (1864-1913) has the same significance for Estonian culture that Federico García Lorca and T.S. Eliot have for modern culture created, respectively, in Spanish and English. Liiv's existential-patriotic and intimate-holistic lyrics have had an impact across Estonian society. Rebellion against all models and fashions existing in poetry unites Liiv with Walt Whitman: noble and proud, always in search of original expression, ever aspiring to resemble God in the inimitability of creation.
It would be madness / to silence one's mother tongue. / Even the hen explicates things / to her brood.

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