A New Year and a New Book at the National Library of Lithuania

February 11, 2013

2013 began with the release of a published bibliography of TOMAS VENCLOVA’s work – Tomas Venclova Bibliographic index (1956 – 2011). A poet, translator, literary scholar, winner of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize – Tomas Venclova is one of the best-known persons of Lithuanian culture nowadays.

indexThis index is a testimony to the exceptional number and diverse works of the author in areas such as fiction, journalism, essay writing, and literary criticism. Translations of T. Venclova’s works were published in more than twenty languages. The bibliography consists of nine sections, and the one called “Fiction” reflects the author’s poetics. Another chapter, called “Literature about T. Venclova” is no less interesting and informative – it presents extensive thoughts from Lithuanian and foreign authors about Venclova’s writings. This section also contains a review of Venclova’s political and social work. The book is complemented with pictures of the writer with famous Lithuanian and international authors. The bibliography also embraces personal names, publishing places and alphabetical indexes.

The book was compiled by Jolanta Budriūnienė and Jolanta Garlaitė; book artist – Elona Marija Ložytė; special editors – Nijolė Bliūdžiuvienė (Vilnius University) and Piotr Kłoczowski (Documentation and Polish Literature Studies Institute, Adam Mickiewicz Museum Branch, Warsaw).

Publication was sponsored by the Penki kontinentai enterprise and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

To purchase this book, please contact the head of the Lituanica Department, or one of the authors Jolanta Budriūnienė (j.budriuniene@lnb.lt).