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All I Have Is Words
1st edition
By (author): Knuts Skujenieks Translated by: Margita Gailitis



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UK Trade
Paperback , UK Trade
Apr 01, 2018
$20.00 CAD


9in x 6 x 0.3 in | 210 gr

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118 pages
Guernica Editions
Guernica World Editions
POETRY / European / General
For various reasons but particularly due to political censorship, my poetry, written in prison, was published as a collection only in 1990. I myself, following several rejections by publishers, was not in a hurry to go public with the poems from those years, wanting my imprisonment experience to speak with a more mature and deeper voice. In the introduction to the first of the several books now published I wrote: ?I have been unwilling to make claims of uniqueness for my life's most difficult period--those seven years of imprisonment. That which for me personally was a tragic exceptional experience, for my people was a horrific historical norm.? -- Knuts Skujenieks

Poet, translator and literary critic, Knuts Skujenieks was born in Riga, Latvia in 1936. In 1962 he was arrested, accused of ?anti-Soviet propaganda,? and sentenced to seven years in a forced labour camp in Mordovia. During his imprisonment, Skujenieks wrote more than 1,000 poems, from which this collection is taken. He has been awarded the prestigious Order of Queen Isabella the Catholic of Spain (2004), the Three Star Order of Latvia (2005) and the Cross of Recognition (2008), a Latvian medal of honour. In 2008, he was awarded the Baltic Assembly Prize for Literature for his Writings, the collected works in eight volumes.

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