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vakar yra rytoj

  • Country in which the text is set
    Slovakia, Lithuania
  • Featured locations

    Prussia, Banská Štiavnica - Schemnitz (Slovakia), Naugardukas (Navahrudak, Belorussia), Vilnius (Wilno (pl), Lithuania), Bratislava (Slovakia), Dugnojus (Danube, in Lith. it should read: Dunojus)

  • Impact

    The poet Vladas Braziūnas pays a lot of attention to folk creation, ethnic identity, he is always open to the mythical time, the archetypal beginning of time. Time has never stopped for him – it is infinite, therefore creation and the holistic history of all European nations is continuing. Historical Great Duchy of Lithuania embraced the lands of the Baltic tribes as well as South Slavs, Balkan regions. These parallels have always arisen in Braziūnas’s poetry not only as the signs of history and culture that links various nations. The core band is a common protolanguage, and mythical memory. In the poem “Yesterday is tomorrow” there is a vivid model of the mythological world, the archetypes of the horse and the bird, the image of a poet as a shaman. There are abundant historical details which connect Lithuania, Sweden, Germany, Belorus, and Poland.

  • Balticness

    The author travels along historical time embracing the geographical sites which are associated with the Great Duchy of Lithuania. He mentions Lithuania, Belorus, Slovakia, the Prussians, Swedes and Germans.

  • Bibliographic information
    Braziūnas, Vladas. Vakar yra rytoj. – Vilnius: Lietuvių kalbos ir literatūros institutas, 2007.
  • Translations
    Language Year Translator
    English 2008 Jonas Zdanys
    German 2009 Claudia Sinnig
    Polish 2007 Izabela Korybut-Daszkiewicz
    Russian 2007 Georgij Jefremov
    Swedish Liana Ruokytė & Juris Kronbergs
  • Year of first publication
    2003
  • Place of first publication
    Vilnius

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