Sixth volume highlights Eglītis’ work since return

The sixth in a planned seven-volume collection of the work of poet Andrejs Eglītis, who spent more than 50 years in exile in Sweden before returning to Latvia in 1998, has been published by the Rīga-based Valters un Rapa.

The volume presents work created from 1998-2004, including his 2001 collection, Sila priede; interviews with the poet from newspapers and magazines, speeches and other writings. Also included are the poet’s correspondence with exile writers Anšlavs Eglītis (1906-1993) and Jānis Klīdzējs (1914-2000).

The 288-page hard-cover volume includes commentary from literary critic Dzidra Vārdaune, according to a July 21 press release from Valters un Rapa.

Valters un Rapa, which is both a well-known bookstore in downtown Rīga as well as a publishing house, released the first volume of Eglītis’ work in 2002. The fifth volume, covering the 1980s up to his return to Latvia, was released earlier this year.

Andrejs Eglītis book

The sixth volume of work by poet Andrejs Eglītis has been published by Valters un Rapa.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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