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In Lithuanian Wood
     

In Lithuanian Wood

by Wendell Mayo
 

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Written as a series of montages, this novel reflects the current times in Eastern Europe. A young American travels to Lithuania, taking with him a copy of Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Although he tries to bury himself in his book, he meets a translator who opens his eyes to a the magical world beyond the everyday and commonplace. By bringing folktales vividly to

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Written as a series of montages, this novel reflects the current times in Eastern Europe. A young American travels to Lithuania, taking with him a copy of Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Although he tries to bury himself in his book, he meets a translator who opens his eyes to a the magical world beyond the everyday and commonplace. By bringing folktales vividly to life, she enables him to understand the differences and similarities between their two cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781877727870
Publisher:
White Pine Press
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Gladys Swan
In his beautifully achieved collection...Wendell Mayo explores the hard truths of the post-Iron Curtain era. through the person of Paul Rood, who takes his enthusiasm for Walt Whitman to a country that has known only the depredations of Nazi and Soviet tyranny for half a century, the reader enteres into the recognition of what tyranny, with its attendant corruption, economic exploitation, and cynicism do to the human spirit...It is a book of great humanity and splendid prose.
Gordon Weaver
...a marvelous experience. In Lithuanian Wood brings the reader a profound, ambitious, and complex vision of a part of the world few of us know...a rare fiction, executed with equally rare skill and compassion.

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