The same and not quite the same,
I walked through oak forests
Amazed that my Muse, Mnemosyne,
Has in no way diminished my amazement.
A magpie was screeching and I said: Magpiety?
What is magpiety? I shall never achieve
A magpie heart, a hairy nostril over the beak, a flight
That always renews just when coming down,
And so I shall never comprehend magpiety.
translated with Peter Dale Scott
Lithuanian literature :: World literature :: Translated fiction
Our two upcoming titles are Marius Katiliškis's Autumn Comes Through the Woods translated by Birutė Vaičjurgis Šležas, and Bees on the Snow (original title Kalės vaikai) by Saulius Šaltenis, who we congratulate for winning the 2020 Lithuanian National Prize for his lifetime of work in literature. See the announcement here.
Bees on the Snow
by Saulius Šaltenis
Bees on the Snow is coming soon! We've been cutting it really close, but it should be available on the 5th of February. Look for it then!
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