Juhan Viiding





Juhan Viiding

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born
in Tallinn, Estonia
June 01, 1948

died
February 21, 1995

gender
male

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About this author

Sometimes the impact of a single poet can be so powerful and overwhelming that his influence will dominate the poetic mainstream for more than a decade. This was certainly the case with Juhan Viiding, who published his most important works under the pen-name Jüri Üdi (not a simple pseudonym, but a consciously developed and portrayed alter ego). His strongly decentred, allegorical and polylogical writing, with puzzling ambiguities and rapid changes of perspective, became a universal point of reference for the majority of young poets in the nineteen-seventies and eighties. No other Estonian poet has generated such a flow of imitations, emulations, allusions and remodellings: one might say that Jüri Üdi was the principal mould for poetic langu ...more


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Ma olin Jüri Üdi
4.79 of 5 stars 4.79 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1978
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Osa
4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1991
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Selges eesti keeles
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1974
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Tänan ja palun
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1983
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Elulootus
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1980
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Detsember
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1971
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Julkaistavaksi Suomen tasav...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1988
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Klaunovo odpoledne
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Tiibadega raamat
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2007
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“Enda teha kõik. Ja mitte miski.
Maailm mängib keelte pilliga.
Olla elus - siin on õudset riski;
verd ja higi, puid ja lilli ka.”
Juhan Viiding