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ELM 2017/1

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...

Silvia Urgas
It´s just about late enough

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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it’s just about late enough that the clock hands show you’re-a dope-for-caring- but-time-for-us-to-have-one-more-drink-now and some guy i...

Mihkel Mutt
The Estonian Circumciser

Translated and commented by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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With Mihkel Mutt’s (1953) first novel since his hefty work The Cavemen Chronicle (2012), the unparalleled master of Estonian irony has emerg...

Nikolai Baturin:
A celebrated stranger

By Berk Vaher
ELM 1/2017
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How can one explain Nikolai Baturin’s works and creative identity to someone from a different and distant culture, when they are quite the m...

Eda Ahi
Dance lessons with gravity

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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they dance with you, gravity, everyone. but only the brave know the steps they should take. you’ve got that cruel but equalizing trait: b...

Kelly Turk
Where do little fat girls go?

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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where do little fat girls go when insulted beneath clotheslines behind a house to practice to practice a speech for getting back at ...

Five Snow Whites
and not a single prince

By Carolina Pihelgas
ELM 1/2017
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Writing about female poets, one inevitably arrives at a disturbing thought: why are some women regarded as poets, and others as poetesses? T...

Indrek Koff
Stories of a Hundred Nations

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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A fairy tale about warm light. A fairy tale about the hundred faces of loneliness. A reflective fairy tale about your life. A fairy tale ...

Paavo Matsin
The Gogol Disco

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2017
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Cutlets for Gogol Katerina had been crying over Grigory’s disappearance the entire day, alone downstairs. She finally pulled herself togeth...

Paavo Matsin’s performances

By Jan Kaus
ELM 1/2017
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I last saw Paavo Matsin (1970) at a museum that honors the Estonian literary classic Eduard Vilde, where we were both scheduled to speak. We...