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Breathing Free

ed. Vyt Bakaitis

ISBN  1-881471-91-8    $24.95     524 pages

Generous selection of the best 20th century, contemporary Lithuanian verse, with strong preliminary excerpts from two earlier classics. Reliable bi-lingual format with fresh, sturdy versions in eminently readable English. Extended preface locates the poetry in broader cultural, historical context; end-notes offer capsule bios and compact interpretations of 53 poets.

 

Rewarding gift and usable tool for all readers.

     Vilnius "Observer"

Vyt Bakaitis, Poet and translator, a native of Lithuania,has lived in the US from an early age. His book of poems City Country was published in 1991 (NY: Black Thistle Press) and since then twobooks of his translations have also appeared. Several translations are in the anthology World Poetry (NY: W. W. Norton, 1998).