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Image for Abakuka Krisana Noveles La Chute d'Habacuc et Autres Nouvelles

Abakuka Krisana Noveles La Chute d'Habacuc et Autres Nouvelles

By: Adamsons, Eriks

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Omnia Mea: 2000

Seller ID: 001744

Condition: As New


248pp. As new. Unread. Traduit du letton par Ncolas Auzanneau at Inta Geile Latviesu un francu valoda - Adamsona noveles, manuprat, var pielidzinat divaini skaistajam namu fasadem, ar kadam 19. gadsimta nogale un 20. gadsimta sakuma pasauli parsteidza jugendstils. Ari taja kopa saderas skietami nesavienojamais - milzigas sejas un pavu astes, rapuli, ziditaji, insekti un augi. Tomer neka dzive nesastopama jugendstila dekorejumos nav, ikviens elements ir atpazistams un meistarigi ielikts istaja vieta." (Z.Skujins) xx View more info

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Die Untiefen Des Verrats

By: Aizpuriete, Amanda

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Reinbek, Rowholt: 1993

Seller ID: 001393

Condition: Very Good


89pp. Tr. and with an afterword by Manfred, Peter Hein. Schon für ihren ersten Band «Die Untiefen des Verrats» (1993) wurde sie gerühmt als neue lyrische Stimme, beschworen in ihrer stillen Rebellion der Worte und der eindringlichen Alltagsnähe ihrer Themen. Da war weder Pathos noch Beschaulichkeit, dafür beeindruckte die dichterische Leidenschaft ihrer zugleich verständlichen und doch mit Widerhaken krakenden Sprache View more info

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No Such Place Lasts Summerlong Poems

By: Andrejs Eglitis Velta Snikere

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Youlgrave, International Poetry Society & Hub Publications Ltd.: 1974

Seller ID: 000985

Condition: Very Good


67pp. Some slight edgewear to spine and extremities, otherwise, a very good, clean, tight copy. Translations by V. Snikere, introductionn by Derek Stanford. "The poems of Andrejs Eglitis are frequently the production of strong patriotic imagination and this is one of the elements that has been responsible for hiswide reputation among his countrymen --- It has been said of Miss Snikere that she writes "subconciously conceived poems bearing the stamp of surrealism. Many of her poems seek to locate inner states in an outward language." ( Derek Stanford) View more info

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Sarunaties Zem Kokiem Conversation Beneath the Trees

By: Baltvilks, Janis

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Riga, Nordik: 1998

Seller ID: 001724

Condition: As New


127pp. An as new copy. Translated by R. L. Krievina. Lakoniskas, dabas noskanu piesa-tinatas dzejas rindas latviski un angliski lasa-mas dzejnieka Jana Baltvilka krajuma ---- (Vins) ar mums sarunajas zem kokiem. Tas ir sarunas par lapseni, taurinu, caurve-u, sauli, veju, smilgu, mezu, putnu, zivim, upi, cela putekliem, zvaigznem, zemi un citu dzivo un nedzivo Latvijas dabu." View more info

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Latvian Literature 3

By: Bankovskis, Pauls Editor

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Riga, Latvian Literature Centre: 2003

Seller ID: 001064

Condition: Very Good +


83pp. Very good, clean, tight copy. Janis Grinvalds Diary Ruta Veidemane "-- Amanda Aizpuriete. Poems Edvins Raups. Poems Viesturs Vecgravis The World Captured in the Formulas of Poetry and More: Velta Snikere Velta Snikere. Poems Sergei Timofeyev About Orbita or An Introduction That Should Have Been Written by Somebody Else. Orbita. Poems View more info

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Latvian Poetry

By: Baumanis, Arturs [Compiled and Edited by]

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Augsburg, A. Baumanis: 1946

Seller ID: 002889

Condition: Good +


133pp. "An anthology of Latvian lyrics in English versions, including the Story of Latvian poetry with sidelights on the history of Latvia by ... J. Burtnieks. ( a substantial introductory essay ). Some minor age wear to cover. A good+, sound, solid clean but yellowed paper copy. View more info

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Die Indrans. Drama Aus Dem Lettischen Volksleben

By: Blaumann. R ( Rudolfs Blaumanis )

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Riga, A.Gulbis: 1921

Seller ID: 003686

Condition: Very Good


137pp. with 3 pages of Verlag Gulbis advertisements. A very good, clean unmarked copy with pages uniformly aged with some light discolouration to top of front cover. Trans by author. Does not appear to be Harro v. Hirschheydt's 1972 Hanover reprint but just might be as otherwise the book is in remarkably good condition. Lettische Literatur Band III "Blaumanis übersetzte viele lettisch verfasste Werke, wie sein naturalistisches Drama Die Indrans (1904), ins Deutsche.Er verfasste Prosawerke wie die heute in Lettland noch sehr bekannten Novellen Die Raudup-Wirtin (1889) oder Im Schatte... View more info

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Histoire de la Lettonie au 20eme Siecle

By: Bleiere, Daina et al.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Riga, Jumava: 2006

Seller ID: 003733

Condition: Fine


548pp. A New copy. Unread. "Au cours du 20eme siecle, l'histoire de la Lettonie a connu des bouleversements, son developpement ayant ete stoppe par des arrets brutaux et emaille de nombreuses reussites aussi bien que de tragiques epreuves. La Lettonie a conquis, perdu et reconquis son independance, elle a survecu a plusieurs revolutions et occupations ainsi qu'aux deux guerres mondiales devastatrices ...." View more info

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History of Latvia the 20th Century

By: Bleiere, Daina, et al.

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Riga, Jumava: 2006

Seller ID: 004138

Condition: As New


558pp. A very good, clean, tight, bright as new copy. "This book is designed to help -- understand what happened here and why, what decisions were made and who made them, and what influences shaped Latvia and the Latvians in the 20th, century --- It has been prepared -- on the basis of both published and archival materials --- includes scholarly notes and a suggested bibliography. (Paul Goble) View more info

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History Of Latvia

By: Butulis, Ilgvars; Zunda, Antonijs

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Riga, Jumava: 2015

Seller ID: 003783

Condition: As New


252pp. Illustrations. As New, Translated by Aija Abens and Ieva Lesinska. This particular history is of significance not only in that it deals with the period of newly restored independence and its problems starting with 1991 but also in that it relates the recent period of economic upheaval and its consequences - 2009-2014. View more info

Priekssajuta Premonition Dzeja Poetry

By: Caklais, Maris

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Riga, Liesma: 1987

Seller ID: 000673

Condition: Very Good +


143pp. Translated by Ruth Speirs Almost as new. "...commitment expresses itself in tenderness as well as irony, but most often in a streak of compassion that feeds his poetry like an underground stream." (A. Ivaska) " Dear reader, set your watch by Caklais's clock. What time is it.... by Caklais's.. it is The Hour of the Hedgehog, the Second of the Grasshopper..."( Andrei Voznesensky) View more info

Image for Desmit Milas Dziesmas Rigai  Zehn Liebesgedichte An Riga  Ten Love Songs To Riga

Desmit Milas Dziesmas Rigai Zehn Liebesgedichte An Riga Ten Love Songs To Riga

By: Caklais, Maris

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Riga, Petergailis: 2000

Seller ID: 002867

Condition: Almost As New


67pp.Illustrated - 10 tipped in colour plates by Varuzs Karapetjans. Text in Latvian, German Russian and English. An attractively published paen celebrating Riga. "The subject of this book is Riga - Riga, a Hanseatic city and treasure trove of art nouveau; a city that for centuries has been a dynamic intersection of roads and cultures; a city coveted and conquered, treasured and protected. The paintings by Armenian poet Varuz echo and further enhance the poetry." View more info

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Tikai Tevi Dzeja Rigai Only You Poem For Riga

By: Caks, Aleksandrs

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Riga, Jumava:

Seller ID: 002927

Condition: Almost As New


15 poems by Aleksandrs Caks translated into German, English, Russian, French, Spanish and Swedish15 dzejoli tulkoti vacu, anglu, krievu, francu, spanu un zviedru valoda. View more info

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Contemporary Latvian Poetry

By: Cedrina, Inara

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press: 1984

Seller ID: 004507

Condition: Fine


170pp. University of Iowa Translation Series. FINE includes erata slip. An informative introduction with notes by Juris Silenieks. These translated poems of six Soviet Latvian and six exile poems are the voice of a people whose language dates back to Sanskrit and who have endured centuries of domination and threats to their mother tongue. As contemporary poets born in Latvia, the authors combine ancient folkloric motifs with modern forms to evoke a multitude of voices and perceptions, and to restore levels of incantation to everyday language. The introduction reviews Latvia’s history, ... View more info

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In the Name of Freedom President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga

By: Cimdina, Ausma

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Riga, Jumava: 2003

Seller ID: 001772

Condition: Fine


250pp. Photographs. Fine. "Cimdina does an excellent job illustrating the president's war-torn childhood and how it molded her into the women she is. --There are moments when she goes so far as to almost deify the president. --The book's strength is its raw material - direct interviews, powerful excerpts from speeches, publications and poems, official documents, and poignant photographs " (E.Celms) View more info

Image for Latvia and Latvians A People and a State in Ideas, Images and Symbols  Latvija Un Latviskais  Nacija Un Valsts Ideas, Telos Un Simbolos

Latvia and Latvians A People and a State in Ideas, Images and Symbols Latvija Un Latviskais Nacija Un Valsts Ideas, Telos Un Simbolos

By: Cimdina, Ausma; Hanovs, Deniss (compiled by)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Riga, Zinatne: 2010

Seller ID: 003387

Condition: New


285pp + 242 pp Text in English and Latvian."The purpose of this collection has not been to overview the historical developments for the 20-year period following the renewal of independence, but more so focusing on specific spiritual and intellectual aspects of life - its ideas, images, and symbols which, since the period of National Awakening in the mid 19th century, but especially at the beginning of the 20th century, have consciously or unconsciously created the ideological foundations for the nation and the state. Latvia and the Latvian dimension as it has been realised and recorded throu... View more info

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Gebt Mir Einen Anderen Himmel Gedichte Zusammengestellt von Gerd Steiner. Aus dem Lettischen übertragen von Elfriede Eckardt-Skalberg, Rosemarie und Gerd Steiner.

By: Eglitis, Andrejs

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Hamburg-Hamm, Hary V. Hofmann Verlag: 1964

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001467

Condition: Very Good +


73pp. Cover has some very faint scuffmarks, else a very good, clean, tight copy. SIGNED by Eglitis with a presentation inscription in his hand. "vienam no pirmajiem Andrejam Eglitim nu individuals krajums, tulkots vacu valoda Hamburg-Hamm -- virsraksts patapinats no krajuma "Lasts" publiceta dzejola "Dodiet man citas debesis", kas labi izraudzits, jo Eglisa dzeju var raksturot ari ka izmisigas klainotaja un izdzita raudas zem kurlam debesim." (G.Irbe) View more info

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Hand Holds Hand

By: Eglitis, Andrejs

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Riga, Pils: 2001

Seller ID: 002813

Condition: As New


62pp. An as new copy. Translated from the Latvian by V. Snikere. "these pledges of love, written during a whole lifetime, are vividly intertwined with voices of the living and the dead, with graves aqnd cradles, roses and moonlight, with emotions and visions appearing like rainbows and streaks of lightning, and expressing the heights of pain and longing." ( A. Egliena View more info

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Gallows Over Europe Poems

By: Eglitis, Andrejs

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, John Calder: 1984

Seller ID: 002877

Condition: Very Good +


126pp. A very good, clean unmarked, almost as new copy." Translated from the Latvian by Robert Fearnley in collaboration with Velta Snikere. "Eglitis, one of Latvia's great poets, has been writing with elegance and great lyric power of love, humanity and freedom for half a century. The 80 poems in Gallows over Europe express his political awareness and his fervent patriotism as well as his deep religious experience and concern for the human condition. These eloquent translations will carry the universal message of these poems to a wider public--" (Lituanus) View more info

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God, Thy Earth is aflame! ( Cantata ) Dievs, Tava Zeme deg! Latvian Prayer

By: Eglitis, Andrejs

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Oskars Sakarnis: 1947

Seller ID: 003414

Condition: Very Good ++


[16] A very good, clean, bright copy. 3 full page colour plates by Strunke and 2 b&w. Translated from the Latvian by Velta Snikere. Edited by W.K. Mathews. "Of unequalled beauty and intensity of feeling are the prophetic pre-exile lines by Andrejs Eglitis, the dean of our national bards: "God, Thy earth is aflame - in fires of hatred and sin!" (J. Silenieks) ( reference to the loss of independance and freedsom through the Soviet invasion) View more info

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Ajurjonga

By: Eglitis, Anslavs

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Daugava: 1955

Seller ID: 003566

Condition: Almost As New


231pp. Dj. unfaded. A very good, clean, bright, tight, almost as new copy. An attractive book. Translated by L. Parks. "Ajurjonga displays the author's conception of the Far East in full scale. It is based on a thorough study of the past and present day problems besetting the folks of Asia. Above all, it is an adventure story of excessive tension, salted with wit and relieved by glimpses of humour, which can hardly leave the reader unconcerned." (publisher) View more info

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Citada Riga

By: Fedirka, Kestutis

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Kaunas, Baltoprint: 2013

Seller ID: 004237

Condition: New


120 pp. FINE In original sealed shrinkwrap. An attractive arial overview of the City of Riga and its immediate surroundings taken from helicopters and drones by the photographer. Numerous full page colour illustrations Text in Latvian English and Russian. "The uniqueness of these photos will let you feel the pulse of the city---" View more info

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Saules Balsi Vairas Vikes Freibergas Kartojums Latvian Sun Song Melodies Selected and Commented By Vaira Vike-Freiberga

By: Freiberga, Vaira- Vike Selected By

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Riga, Karogs: 2005

Seller ID: 004443

Condition: Fine


148pp Fine. An unread copy. Text in Latvian and English. "As the years went by, I would hear, time and time again, both Latvian and non-Latvian folklore specialists and choirs express their intereswt in Latvian sun song melodies. This interest finally led to the idea of publishing at least the material we had assembled, as a representative sample of the sun song melodies that form a small part of Latvias rich folk tradition."( V. Vike Freiberga) View more info

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The Devil's Priest

By: Freimanis, Eduards

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Np, "An Author's Publication": 1988

Seller ID: 003045

Condition: Very Good


280pp. Very Good. Translated from the Latvian by Robert Fearnley. This author has been described as having the makings of a Latvian Dostoyevsky. Our tortured protagonist forsakes Canada for the Soviet Union, only to escape and return to his now reunited parents in Canada again. xxyy View more info

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La Litterature Lettonne Au XX Siecle

By: Geile -Sipolniece, Inta

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Riga, Nordik: 1997

Seller ID: 001577

Condition: Very Good


190pp. A very good copy. " En effet, et ce bien avant la fondation de l'Etat letton, la culture francaise etait le troisieme element fecondant dans l'elaboration des canons de l'art moderne letton.(V. Vecgravis) View more info