Justinas Marcinkevičius


Born
in Važatkiemis, Prienų valsčius, Lithuania
March 10, 1930

Died
February 16, 2011

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Marcinkevičius was born in 1930 in Važatkiemis, Prienai district. In 1954 he graduated from Vilnius University History and Philology faculty with a degree in Lithuanian language and Literature. He joined the Communist party in 1957. He worked for a number of years as vice-chairman of the board of the official Union of Lithuanian Writers. He died in Vilnius.

Having grown up during the post-war period, Marcinkevičius evokes in his poetry a romanticized version of childhood spent in the Lithuanian countryside, of first love, of man's relationship with nature. In his poetry specific and solid peasant thinking is combined with a mind seeking to draw broad general conclusions, and the tradition of Lithuanian poetry singing the Earth's praises with
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“Gal tai erezija, bet man atrodo,
Kad ne tikėjimas svarbu, ne maldos,
O tai, kiek žmogui gero padarai.
Tikėti lengva. Daug sunkiau gyventi.”
Justinas Marcinkevičius, Mažvydas

“Meilė – tai du sujungti delnai. Ir gurkšnis vandens juose: gyvenimas.”
Justinas Marcinkevičius

“Ir šokių salėse, ir laidotuvėse — visur, kur yra žmogus, ten yra ir gyvenimas. Tik jo rūbai gali būti kitokie.”
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