Blogs in March 2023

Estonian Tastes and Traditions 9th March 2023

The only book widely available on Estonian food and cooking, ‘Estonian Tastes and Traditions’ completes Hippocrenes coverage of the cuisines of the Baltic region. Estonian food is simple, based on such staples as potatoes, pork, sauerkraut, preserved fish, and...

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Six Estonian Poets 9th March 2023

Features the work of six of Estonia’s most renowned poets: Hasso Krull, Jurgen Rooste, Triin Soomets, Kauksi Ulle, Elo Viiding and Juhan Viiding. An anthology of the work of five highly individual poets of the younger generation together with...

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An Estonian Childhood: A Memoir 9th March 2023

In her introduction Tania Alexander writes, ‘The Baltic philosopher Count Hermann Keyserling . . . once remarked: ”I am not a Dane, not a German, not a Swede, not a Russian nor an Estonian, so what am I –...

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Estonian Short Stories 9th March 2023

This anthology of contemporary Estonian short fiction meets an important need. Although Estonian writers have been known as bold and exciting innovators testing the bounds of Soviet literary doctrine, much of that reputation is based on hearsay; the little...

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Estonian Life Stories 9th March 2023

This anthology contains 25 selected life stories collected from Estonians who lived through the tribulations of the 20 century, and describe the travails of ordinary people under numerous regimes. The autobiographical accounts provide authentic perspectives on events of this...

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