Balta drobulė has ratings and 62 reviews. Alan said: This is the first full novel by a Lithuanian writer and/or writer in translation that I have r. Antanas Škėma “Balta drobulė”. Panašumas tame, jog abu romanai yra autobiografiniai. Vyrauja karo tema abejuose romanuose. Šiame „Mokinio skaitinių“ leidinyje publikuojamas vieno iš talentingiausių lietuvių išeivijos kūrėjų Antano Škėmos romanas „Balta drobulė“.

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Balta drobulė

Just a moment while we sign you bapta to your Goodreads account. When he was in Kaunas he married Janina Drobue, a Polish economist. Rokas rated it really liked it Aug 05, This article needs additional citations for verification.

That did make the cross-hatched pattern balha the trellis on the book cover easily identifiable as that of an elevator guard rail whereas most would likely view it as that of a prison or other barrier which it is also likely meant to suggest. Died in a car accident in Pennsylvania on August 11, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

In addition, he was lecturing, writing and printing articles about theater and literature in several publications. I wonder if its better to read impressionist stream-of-consciousness writing in a language you’re not totally comfortable with, because you don’t try too hard to understand it. He’s sometimes referred to as Lithuanian Albert Camus.



Inhe left Lithuania for Germany, where he was involved in some artistic work with Lithuanian troupes, primarily in DP camps.

During World War I he lived in Russia with his parents. I felt like getting into protagonist’s mind was so personal and visual and, though these thoughts and visions were bizarre, it made me feel like I could see through the character and that he had nothing to hide.

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Valeria rated it really liked it Dec 19, Since then, it had been translated and published in LatvianEnglish and German Lists with This Book. Return to Book Page. The very thorough background information and Lithuanian folk text translations and reference explanations in the footnotes were especially helpful in this new edition published by Scotland’s Vagabond Voices who have been producing an excellent translation series with their Changelings imprint.

Inhe entered the University of Lithuania medical faculty, but in he transferred his studies to the Faculty of Law. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. An additional quirky coincidence is that my first-ever job as a teenager was as an elevator operator in an era when such jobs still existed, although not for very much longer. baltx

He’s sometimes referred erobule as Lithuanian Albert Camus. From to he did work in Vilnius State Theaterat first as an actor, and later as a director.

Alternating chapters take us back and forth from this present world to his early life in Lithuania before and during the Soviet and Nazi occupations of WWII. Ieva rated it really liked it Jan 29, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Laaura rated it really liked it Feb 28, I loved the surrealistic feel of it and how the reader could both observe the events from afar and get inside the protagonist’s mind quite literally.

I didn’t expect anything special from this book and waited for yet another pessimistic story which involves drobue tragedies of people and their suffering like every other typical Lithuanian storybut pessimism and suffering in The White Shroud were presented in dreamy, surrealistic way which I enjoyed.

Balta drobulė by Antanas Škėma (4 star ratings)

Frobule rated it really liked it Apr 07, Want to Read saving…. At the time university was renamed to Vytautas Magnus University. His daughter, Kristina, was born in in Vilnius, days after the German occupation of the city.

Most of the literary critics considered “The White Shroud” an interesting literary experiment that tried to lead the Lithuanian novel down a new path. In he entered the theater studio directed by V.

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