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ELM 2016/1

Poetry by Juhan Viiding

Translated by Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov
ELM 1/2016
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SIMPLE POEM happiness once came into the yard and the yard was ever so happy then happiness came into the room and the room was ever so ...

The many voices
of Estonian drama

By Heidi Aadma
ELM 1/2016
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Ten years ago was the one-hundredth anniversary of professional Estonian theatre. To celebrate the grand occasion, Pärnu’s Endla Theatre mad...

Insanity in Estonian literature

By Maarja Vaino
ELM 1/2016
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According to US literary critic Shoshana Felman, insanity is an obsession of contemporary literature: stories being told are almost exclusiv...

The irony of hope

By Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2016
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"How’s that—we do have freedom now, don’t we?" Sõrgats insisted. "Well, we do," Lumepart said, "but what am I supposed to do with that?" ...

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...