“When today’s writers are not capable to make up anything well-proportioned and intelligible, — humorously prefaces his new work ALEXANDER KHURGIN, — they write “The Notes””. This arch joke sets the pitch to his new work of the same name which is written with the usual for this author sense of humour camouflaging deep and often sorrowful observations and thoughts.
UNDINE RADZEVICHUTE. Strekaza. “Such a novel” as the author herself defines the genre of her work. A significant sample of the modern Lithuanian prose awarded with one of the national literary prizes in 2004. An ironical, bitter, grotesque narration of a young woman about her own life.
Poetical section of this issue is presented by some of the most significant modern Lithuanian poets MARCELIUS MARTINAITIS, DAIVA TCHEPAUSKAITE, HENRICAS RADAUSKAS, BERNARDAS BRAZDZHIONIS, THOMAS VENCLOVA.
DONATAS BANIONIS. Fragments of the memoirs.
The well-known all over the ex-USSR Lithuanian actor tells about his youth, his career and shares his thoughts on the history of his motherland.
MARCELIUS MARTINAITIS. Lithuanian Wooden Epos.
The famous Lithuanian poet and man of letters introduces to the Russian readers a special kind of Lithuanian folk art — large mass of the so called wooden idols which reflect some special features of the national character and believes.
RAMAZAN ABDULATIPOV. Friendship of the Peoples as One of the Greatest Moral Categories. An interview with a well-known Russian politician and public figure, now the Ambassador Extraordinary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Tadjikistan, on the problems of interrelationships between Russia and the countries of the ex-Soviet area.