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No Men, No Cry ("Collective" series)
by Ugnė Barauskaitė, Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė, Jurga Ivanauskaitė, Birutė Jonuškaitė, Vanda Juknaitė, Danutė Kalinauskaitė, Daiva Markelis, Giedra Radvilavičiūtė , more…Renata Šerelytė …less
This series of anthologies is a means of introducing the latest works of Lithuanian literature to an English-speaking readership. The women’s writings presented in this collection recreate the experience of contemporary woman, experience that is closely related to actual cultural and historical phenomena and which contemplates a woman’s search for identity and highlights a ...more
Kindle Edition, 273 pages
(first published September 18th 2011)
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The idea of the collection is marvelous, and Lithuanian women writers, as supported by the writing in this anthology, have a broad range of opinions and perspectives about womanhood, sex, and relationships. They write with unabashed earnestness. But I'm cutting myself loose on this one. The Lithuanian literature-in-translation scene is getting better. But it can still be difficult to find works that are both well-translated and translate culturally. I can't tell if it is the choice of ...more