Medaus mėnuo Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė

Medaus mėnuo

Published: 2011

ISBN: 9789986396956

Number of pages: 184

Dimensions: 150 mm x 220 mm

Cover: Hardback

Publisher: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla

Černiauskaitė’s third novel won critical acclaim and was awarded the Jurga Ivanauskaitė Prize. It tells a story of Ada, a 30-year-old PhD literature student, who cannot concentrate on her work in the town and goes to a small village. There she is unexpectedly visited by an ex-convict, she allows him to stay the night, and a brief love affair unfolds. It is an almost Hesse-like conflict between the mind and the heart. Cold, lonely Ada, focused solely on her intellectual work, discovers a more human, passionate part of herself. The affair is soon over, the ex-convict is back to his old ways, after an unsuccessful attempt to join a monastery, but Ada is transformed for ever. With a strong, if slightly too obvious, religious theme, the book is a story about discovering oneself and God.

Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė

Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė (1976) is the first Lithuanian to receive the European Union Prize for Literature. Her prose is very feminine, deeply psychological, and even Freudian. She portrays people in difficult and unusual emotional situations, and watches them disentangling themselves. She often analyses families, and relationships between men and women. However, in her works, painful and hard experiences are usually for the best, as they inspire, or even force, necessary changes, in order to make her characters better people. In this sense, she is a very optimistic writer, with a strong faith in a human being. She has written three novels and several collections of short prose, and she is also quite successful as a playwright. Her play "Liučė čiuožia" has been put on in Lithuania, Russia, Italy and Scandinavian countries.

Černiauskaitė’s third novel "Medaus mėnuo" won critical acclaim and was awarded the Jurga Ivanauskaitė Prize.

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