Izdots Ievas Rupenheites dzejoļu krājums “palaidiet sievieti”

Ieva Rupenheite’s fourth collection of poems "Let the Woman"

palaidiet sievieti (Let the Woman) is Ieva Rupenheite’s fourth collection of poems.

“Time has passed since the collection nepāriet, and there is a need for a new book, in which the author’s lyrical heroine may have lost the last remnants of lyricism,” the author says, adding that “the title does not claim a socially critical message, and it has a rather distant connection with the mood of feminism. It is a line from a poem.”

"Ieva Rupenheite’s poems reveal a purposeful work with language that allows you to see the world in an unusual light. In her fourth collection of poetry, even the most mundane situation can serve as a starting point for a language experience that tends to shoot the reader’s associations in unexpected directions." (Kārlis Vērdiņš, editor)

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Klajā nāk Kristīnes Želves romāns par Grosvaldu ģimeni

Novel about the Grosvalds family

Kristīne Želve’s novel Grosvaldi (The Grosvalds) focuses on an important family in the history of Latvia and their life for almost a hundred years.

The Grosvalds are: lawyer Frīdrihs Grosvalds, the long-term head of the Riga Latvian Society, his wife Marija Grosvalde and their five children – Mērija Grīnberga, a Latvian folk costume populariser and ethnographer, diplomat Oļģerds Grosvalds, painter Jāzeps Grosvalds, foreign service employees Līna Grosvalde and Margarēta Grosvalde, and the grandchildren – museum specialist Mērija Grīnberga Jr. and mathematician Emanuels Grīnbergs.

The novel intertwines different times, places and languages, historical vocabulary with contemporary language, the charming lightness of Belle Époque with the harshness of the birth and death of the Latvian state, exuberant playfulness with painful seriousness, authentic letters and diaries of the Grosvalds with the author’s imagination, creating the world of the Grosvalds family and the era they were destined to live in.

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Grāmatā izdoti Ivara Poikāna preses izdevumiem veidotie zīmējumi

Drawings by Ivars Poikāns

The book features drawings made by Ivars Poikāns for Latvian newspapers and magazines covering po­ litical and social issues.

"While Poikāns’ drawings have a satirical inclination, they also slant toward political cartoon, which has always been a valuable source of information for historians. Usu­ ally, such studies emphasize the function of humour and taking the public’s anti­ heroes down a peg, but with the benefit of hindsight it also becomes clear that car­ toons can serve as accurate documents of historical events." (Diāna Barčevska, compiler)

More: Nothing Changes. A Chronicle of Political Life 1999–2003

Klajā nākusi monogrāfija par Niklāvu Strunki

Monograph about Niklāvs Strunke

The monograph on the artist Niklāvs Strunke (1894–1966) summarizes for the first time his extensive heritage – painting, book art, set design, various branches of decorative, applied art and design.

The book includes an album of reproductions of works and documentary photographs, providing an overview of the artist and his work. This is followed by essays appraising the artistic fields in which Niklāvs Strunke worked – art historian Aija Brasliņa tirelessly documented Strunke’s biography and artistic contacts; artist Valdis Villerušs scrupulously studied the world of books and graphics; Latvian theatre historian Edīte Tišheizere, representing the international fraternity of avant-garde theatre researchers; art historian Ilze Martinsone revealed the unexpectedly broad scope of Strunke’s applied art.

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Niklāva Strunkes darbi “Neputna” galerijā

Niklāvs Strunke. Exhibition

From 13th of May an exhibition of paintings by Niklāvs Strunke is open at the Neputns Gallery.