Life is a Devil’s Invention. Veronika Strēlerte in My Recollections

Veronika Strēlerte, one of the most distinguished Latvian 20th century poetesses, had a centennial anniversary in 2012. Margita Gūtmane’s book about the poetess unveils her personality as a very special phenomenon in Latvian culture. Written from a very private viewpoint, the book nevertheless contains abundant historical and yet unknown information about the life of the Latvian literature in exile.

Illustrations from the private archives of the author and Pāvils Johansons, son of Veronika Strēlerte.