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Something to Tell You, or Maybe Not. The Edge of Europe. The Brittany Diary

Addition to the series of essays - a collection of diaries of the Finnish poet Pentti Saarikoski “Something to Tell You, or Maybe Not. The Edge of Europe. The Brittany Diary” translated by Maima Grīnberga.

In the series of essays Neputns has been publishing works of outstanding writers and thinkers since 2013 - Federico Garcia Lorca's "Lectures", essays by Jaan Undusk, "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino, essays by Sven Birkert, "Artificial Paradises" by Charles Baudelaire, etc. At the end of last year, Latvian essayist, cultural historian and scientist Andrejs Johansons also joined the list. The series of essays continues with Pentti Saarikoski (1937–1983), a brilliantly talented Finnish poet, prose writer, essayist, pamphletist and translator, who has been honored and  internationally famous. Maima Grīnberga has translated three Saarikoski diaries “Something to Tell You, or Maybe Not” (1980), “The Edge of Europe” (1982) and “The Brittany Diary” (1983) into Latvian, they have been published in one edition.

Diaries Pentti Saarikoski wrote from his youth until the end of his life (with a break from 1958 to the second half of the 1960s). After his death, they began to be published, and so far six thick books with comments and afterwords have been published, totaling more than 2,600 pages. As can be seen from the diary entries, Saarikoski was convinced that they would be published one day, and he wrote with that in mind.

Saarikoski built diaries and poetry from everything he was interested in (politics, etymology, genealogy, language, history, ethnography, semiotics, etc.), from reflections on what was written or translated, from what happened around where he had left, and what he experienced there, what he read, what he drank and ate, what he talked to people, thought he remembered.