In the series of essays outstanding writers, thinkers, essayists have beem published since 2013, and finally Latvian essayist, cultural historian and scientist Andrejs Johansons (1922–1983) has accompanied Lorca, Benjamin, Nietzsche, Undusk, Malaparte and other thinkers. Johanson's selection of essays selected by his son Paul Johanson marks the author's 100th anniversary. The edition includes essays written between 1953 and 1962 and published in five essay books: Smoky Lights, Horseshoe Down, Leopard Skin, and Wind Knots. One is published by the publishing house grāmatu draugs in the USA and the others by the Daugava publishing house in Stockholm. After the restoration of Latvia's independence, the publishing house was moved to Riga, where most of the essays were reprinted.
Series artist Anna Aizsilniece
Compiled by Paul Johansson
Editor Raimonds Ķirķis
The book is supported by the State Cultural Capital Fund