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Vaicaitis Pranas

Vaicaitis Pranas (1876—1901)

Born into a peasant family in the village of Santakai, Pranas Vaičaitis went to secondary school in Marijampolė and in 1900 graduated in law from St. Petersburg University. He worked in the library of the Russian Academy of Sciences. His first verses were published in the illegal liberal journal Varpas (Bell) in 1896. In his ballads on historical themes and poems describing social contrasts he used a syllabic stress to achieve emotionally-charged melodiousness. In the history of Lithuanian literature Vaičaitis figures as an eminent democratic poet of the late 19th century.

Lithuania, 2001, Pranas Vaicaitis


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