White Shroud Antanas Škėma

White Shroud

Published: 2013

ISBN: 9789955236627

Number of pages: 192

Dimensions: 125 mm x 185 mm

Cover: Paperback/softback

Publisher: UAB Alma littera

The novel “White Shroud” was first published in 1958. It is a detailed diary of a man of the 20th century revealing the experience of the world’s greatest shocks. The novel talks about the tragedy of an exile who had experienced the crisis of traditional values and could not take root in the foreign land. The novel reflects quite a few autobiographical facts.

A. Škėma’s books were first issued in the West and reached Lithuania much later. „White Shroud" is one of the most interesting literature experiments opening new roads to the Lithuanian novel.

Antanas Škėma

Antanas Škėma (born on 29 November 1910 in Lodz, Poland – died on 11 August 1961, near Chicago, USA) was a writer, playwright, actor, and film director. In the times of the Independent Lithuania, he studied medicine and law for some time, joined a drama studio, worked as an actor and film director. In 1949, he went to the USA to actively continue his theatrical and cultural activity. Acted in Chicago theatre and Boston Drama Group performances. In 1960–1961, worked for the editorial office of “Vienybė” newspaper. Lectured, wrote and printed articles on theatre and literature in various publications. In 1947 debuted with his collection “Nuodėguliai ir kibirkštys” (Firebrands and Sparks). Wrote plays. Probably the best-known novel by A. Škėma is “Balta drobulė” (White Shroud), first issued in 1958. The author died in a car crash near Chicago on his way back to from the meeting of Santara-Šviesa.


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