Juhan Viiding





Juhan Viiding


Born
in Tallinn, Estonia
June 01, 1948

Died
February 21, 1995

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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

Average rating: 4.53 · 290 ratings · 6 reviews · 16 distinct works
Kogutud luuletused

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4.86 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2008
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Ma olin Jüri Üdi

4.51 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1978
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Osa

4.58 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1991
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Elulootus

4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1980
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Tänan ja palun

4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1983
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Selges eesti keeles

4.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1974
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Olevused

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Klaunovo odpoledne

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Julkaistavaksi Suomen tasav...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1988
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Ajapildi sees

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4.28 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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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