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ELM 2018/1

Rein Raud –
A cosmopolitan with roots

An interview by Joonas Hellerma
ELM 1/2018
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The Estonian public knows Rein Raud foremost as an intellectual and a scholar of the humanities who doesn’t balk at speaking up in discussio...

Doris Kareva
High tension captured in bare palms

An interview by Jürgen Rooste
ELM 1/2018
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I’ve known Doris Kareva for many years. I know her to be a good person, editor, and poet, who works persistently to help and publish other p...

Love doesn’t exist
in a vacuum

By Maarja Vaino
ELM 1/2018
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Published in 1935, I Loved a German (Ma armastasin sakslast) was the seventh novel written by the Estonian literary classic A. H. Tammsaare ...

Rein Raud
Bell and Hammer

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2018
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  Undivere Manor, North-Central Estonia. 1979.   Arno was left alone in the lounge of the sauna house. I suppose I should...

Eeva Park
Sensuous and social

By Johanna Ross
ELM 2018/1
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A woman furtively squeezes the rounded surfaces of hard, unripe pears in her purse: she must somehow change the mind of a man who is threate...

Poetry by Eeva Park

Translated by Adam Cullen
ELM 1/2018
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* It wasn't I who made you this way said Darwin, the divine intuitive care of genetics opted to give you light hair and a dark l...

A regular writer’s salary: Really?

By Piret Põldver
ELM 1/2018
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Estonia is a small country where people generally can’t make a living purely on art and literature: the market simply isn’t large enough. ...

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...