TE15 Lithuanian Honey Cake

TRAFIKA EUROPE 14 - ITALIAN PIAZZA Editors Welcome Welcome to our fifteenth issue of Trafika Europe, with focus on current Lithuanian literature – plus a few gems from elsewhere. Among the outstanding highlights in this focus, we’d like to call attention to our first foray intomemoir, with a chapter from Lithuanian intellectual and Holocaust survivor Irena Veisaitė’s striking story, as told to Aurimas Švedas, in Irena: Life Should Be Clear . This work is helping Lithuanian society come to a better understanding of a previous historical chapter. Our publication represents the work’s debut in English. Lithuania has come such a long way since then; several of the other authors here represent some of the very best writing coming from Lithuania today, in poetry and prose, which we hope you will enjoy. More information about the authors comes at the end of the issue. This is complemented by several other works in this issue, from authors in Iceland, Slovenia and Ireland. A highlight of this is surely “7 Stones” – an entire libretto by Icelandic author Sjón!


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