Conversations

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Portraits

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Jaan Kross –
An Estonian ambassador

By Cornelius Hasselblatt
ELM 1/2020
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When Estonia gained independence in 1918, one of the first tasks of the new state was to tell the rest of the world that it exists. Diploma...

Andres Allan Ellmann:
One of the few mystics

By Lauri Sommer
ELM 2/2019
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Andres Allan Ellmann (1964-1988) was one of the very few mystical poets in post-war Estonian poetry. I think it was in his blood – his moth...

Reflections

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Memories of Jaan Kross

By Mati Sirkel, Maima Grīnberga and Tiina Ann Kirss
ELM 1/2020
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A speech by Mati Sirkel on Jaan Kross’s 80th birthday celebration at the Estonian Drama Theater, 2000Honorable Jaan!If you would allow me t...

A path a quarter-century long

By Krista Kaer
ELM 1/2020
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A very long time ago, so long now that it came as a great surprise even to myself, Piret Viires and I were the original editors of Estonian...

Veronika Kivisilla
A perfect day

By Veronika Kivisilla
ELM 2/2019
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A perfect day naturally begins early in the morning. That is my time! I hope I never learn to sleep in! I’d never exchange the promisin...

Book reviews

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Mudlum
Polish Boys

By Helena Läks
ELM 2/2020
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EU Prize for Literature Laureate 2020 To write about one of the most distinctive and vibrant cultural groups to emerge in Estonia in rec...

Eia Uus
What It Feels Like for a Girl

By Taavi Hallimäe
ELM 1/2020
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Postimees Kirjastus 2019, 272 ppISBN 9789949669653 Eia Uus’s new novel, What It Feels Like for a Girl, could be catalogued in the “leisu...

Jaanus Vaiksoo
Shoe #39

By Helena Koch
ELM 1/2020
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Ärkel 2019, 184 pp9789949727223 Jaanus Vaiksoo’s Shoe #39 tells the story of 11-year-old Paul, who skips school for the first time in hi...