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Book reviews

Siret Campbell
Beatrice

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 2/2018
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Siret Campbell, Beatrice Siret Campbell, 2018. 60 pp ISBN 9789949880256 (also available in English:  ISBN: 9789949886517) Near-future sc...

Leelo Tungal
Comrade Kid

By Maria Lee Liivak
2/2018
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Leelo Tungal, Seltsimees laps (Comrade Kid) Tänapäev, 2018. 512 pp ISBN 9789949853076   Leelo Tungal’s Comrade Kid trilogy – Co...

Olle Lauli
The Abyss

By Oliver Berg
ELM 2/2018
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Olle Lauli, Kuristik (The Abyss) Tallinn, Gallus, 2018. 439 pp ISBN 9789949720637 Olle Lauli, writing under a pseudonym, is inarguably ...

Berk Vaher
Behind the Corner of the Eye

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 2/2018
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Berk Vaher, Silmanurga taga (Behind the Corner of the Eye) Elusamus 2018, 56 pp. ISBN 9789949884346 The title Silmanurga taga (Behind the...

Andra Teede
Tall Men, Long Lives

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 2/2018
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Andra Teede, Pikad mehed, pikad elud (Tall Men, Long Lives) Jumalikud ilmutused, 2018. 70 pp. ISBN 9789949519934 Andra Teede is a poet an...

Indrek Hargla
The Three-Spirit Stone

By Peeter Helme
ELM 2/2018
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Indrek Hargla, Kolmevaimukivi (The Three-Spirit Stone) Raudhammas, 2018. 425 pp ISBN 9789949985166   This spring, Indrek Hargla...

Eva Koff
Blue Mountain

By Erik Aru
ELM 1/2018
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Eva Koff, Sinine mägi (Blue Mountain) Tallinn, Varrak, 2017. 440 pp ISBN 9789985342213 Eva Koff’s Blue Mountain, which shared 2nd and 3...

Vahur Afanasjev
Serafima and Bogdan

By Peeter Helme
ELM 1/2018
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Vahur Afanasjev, Serafima ja Bogdan (Serafima and Bogdan) Vemsa, 2017. 560 pp ISBN  9789949880355 The plot of Vahur Afanasjev’s opus ma...

Carolina Pihelgas
Details of Darkness

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 2018/1
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Carolina Pihelgas, Pimeduse pisiasjad (Details of Darkness) Kaksikhammas, 2017, 84 pp ISBN 9789949999101 Carolina Pihelgas’s fifth poet...

Hasso Krull
We Carried the Ladder with Us

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 1/2018
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Hasso Krull, Kandsime redelit kaasas (We Carried the Ladder with Us) Tartu, Kaksikhammas, 2017, 64 pp ISBN  9789949880188 Carolina Pihe...

Madli Lippur
June/Julien

By Erik Aru
ELM 1/2018
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Madli Lippur, June/Julien Tallinn, Tänapäev, 2016. 328 pp ISBN 9789949850280 Madli Lippur’s highly praised debut June / Julien is a nov...

Jan Kaus
Compass

By Peeter Helme
ELM 1/2018
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Jan Kaus, Kompass. Miniatuurromaan (Compass. A short prose novel) Hea Lugu, 2017. 111 pp ISBN  9789949589647 Although Jan Kaus has penn...

Triin Soomets
Free Money

By Maarja Helena Meriste
ELM 1/2018
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Triin Soomets, Vaba raha (Free Money) Tallinn, Nynorden 2017. 64 pp ISBN: 9789949960071   Triin Soomets is known foremost as an...

Andrei Ivanov
Bathyscaphe

By Oliver Berg
ELM 1/2018
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Andrei Ivanov, Batüskaaf (Bathyscaphe) Tallinn: Tänapäev, 2017. 335 pp. ISBN  9789949851713  Andrei Ivanov’s world cannot simply be rea...

Paavo Matsin
The Black Sun

By Erik Aru
ELM 1/2018
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Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzmatsin (Paavo Matsin) Must päike (The Black Sun) Lepp ja Nagel, 2017, 192 pp EAN   9789789949885 Paavo Matsin...

Urmas Vadi
Neverland

By Peeter Helme
ELM 2/2017
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Urmas Vadi. Neverland Kolm Tarka, 2017. 352 pp Issues of identity remain topical in Estonian literature, and are addressed by Urmas Vadi...

Armin Kõomägi
The Secret
of My Eroticism

By Peeter Helme
ELM 2/2017
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Armin Kõomägi. Minu erootika saladus. (The Secret of My Eroticism) Sebastian Loeb, 2017. 238 pp Kõomägi has commented that the most intr...

Maimu Berg
Hitler in Mustjala

By Peeter Helme
ELM 2/2017
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Maimu Berg. Hitler Mustjalas (Hitler in Mustjala) Short Stories Tuum, 2016. 221 pp Hitler sells; it’s true. He’s become one of modern s...

Eda Ahi
Harbor

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Eda Ahi. Sadam (Harbor) Tallinn, Verb, 2017. 48 pp ISBN 9789949984152 Eda Ahi is a self-standing great of contemporary Estonian poetry....

Elo Viiding
Consciousmaker

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Elo Viiding, Teadvuselooja (Consciousmaker). Tallinn, Tuum, 2016. 64 pp ISBN 9789949979431 Consciousmaker begins in a psycho-mythologic...

Kristjan Haljak
Conceptio Immaculata

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2017
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Kristjan Haljak. Conceptio Immaculata. Tallinn, Vihmakass ja Kakerdaja, 2017. 65 pp ISBN 9789949811212 Kristjan Haljak is the only cred...

Triin Soomets
Chosen Qualities

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 1/2017
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Triin Soomets, Valitud omadused (Chosen Qualities) Tallinn, Tuum, 2016. 327 pp. ISBN: 9789949979424 Chosen Qualities (Valitud omadused)...

Tarmo Teder
Andrus’ Life and Joy

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 1/2017
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Tarmo Teder, Andruse elu ja õnn (Andrus’ Life and Joy) Tallinn, Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2016. 102 pp. ISBN: 9789985796795 Tarmo Teder (19...

Katrin Johanson
Atlantis in a Cove

By Peeter Helme
ELM 1/2017
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Katrin Johanson, Atlantis abajas (Atlantis in a Cove) Tallinn, Varrak, 2016. 160 pp. ISBN: 9789985337967 Katrin Johanson’s (1972) entra...

Maarja Kangro
The Glass Child

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 1/2017
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Maarja Kangro, Klaaslaps (The Glass Child) Tallinn, Nähtamatu Ahv, 2016. 208 pp. ISBN: 9789949813629 Maarja Kangro (1973) has been one ...

Eeva Park
Pets’ Paradise

By Peeter Helme
ELM 1/2017
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Eeva Park, Lemmikloomade paradiis (Pets’ Paradise) Tallinn, Verb, 2016. 239 pp ISBN: 9789949984138 Eeva Park (1950) is one of those rar...

Jan Kaus
The Book of Closeness

By Paul Raud
ELM 2/2016
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Jan Kaus, Läheduste raamat (The Book of Closeness) Tallinn, Verb, 2016. 72 pp ISBN: 9789949969067 The miniature, just like many other f...

Karl-Martin Sinijärv
KMSX: How to Say

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2016
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Karl Martin Sinijärv, KMSX: Kuidas öelda (KMSX: How to Say) Tallinn, Näo Kirik, 2016. 96 pp ISBN: 9789949980901 Karl Martin Sinijärv (1...

Mehis Heinsaar
The Killing Growth of Dreams

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2016
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Mehis Heinsaar, Unistuste tappev kasvamine (The Killing Growth of Dreams) Tallinn, Menu Publishing, 2016. 232 pp ISBN: 9789949549245 Me...

Meelis Friedenthal
The Language of Angels

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2016
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Meelis Friedenthal, Inglite keel (The Language of Angels) Tallinn, Varrak, 2016. 208 pp ISBN: 9789985337004 Meelis Friedenthal (1973) i...

P. I. Filimonov
She Sang to the End

By Jürgen Rooste
ELM 2/2016
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P. I. Filimonov, Laulis, kuni kõik lõppes (She Sang to the End) Tallinn, Varrak, 2016. 312 pp Translated into Estonian from the Russian by...

Silvia Urgas
Destnation

By Paul Raud
2/2016
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Silvia Urgas, Siht/koht (Destination) Tartu, Elusamus, 2015. 48 pp. ISBN 9789949387083  Silvia Urgas (1992) is one of Estonia’s newest ...

Urmas Lennuk
Once, in Estonia

By Jan Kaus
ELM 1/2016
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Urmas Lennuk, Ükskord Eestimaal (Once, in Estonia) Viljandi, Ugala teater, 2015. 294 pp ISBN: 9789949387342 Urmas Lennuk (b 1971) has b...

Paavo Matsin
The Gogol Disco

By Jan Kaus
ELM 1/2016
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Paavo Matsin, Gogoli disko (The Gogol Disco) Viljandi, Lepp ja Nagel, 2015. 144 pp. ISBN: 9789949386918 Paavo Matsin (b 1970) is an ins...

Rein Raud
The Death of the Perfect Sentence

By Peeter Helme
ELM 1/2016
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Rein Raud, Täiusliku lause surm (The Death of the Perfect Sentence) Tallinn, Mustvalge Kirjastus, 2015. 176 pp ISBN: 9789949947386 Rein...

Olavi Ruitlane
On the Water

By Peeter Helme
ELM 1/2016
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Olavi Ruitlane, Vee peal (On the Water) Tallinn, ZA/UM, 2015. 196 pp ISBN: 9789949384693   Olavi Ruitlane (b 1969) is a Souther...

Jürgen Rooste
The Ideal Husband

By Carolina Pihelgas
ELM 1 /2016
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Jürgen Rooste, Ideaalne abikaasa (The Ideal Husband) Saarde-Pärnu, Ji, 2015, 107 pp ISBN: 9789949519552 Jürgen Rooste (b 1979) is one o...

Lauri Sommer
Once

By Carolina Pihelgas
ELM 1/2016
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Lauri Sommer, Kunagi: 2008–2015 (Once: 2008–2015) Räestu, Tiivaalune, 2015, 86 pp Although Lauri Sommer (b 1973) made his debut in 1998 as...