Five posts in a market place

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Manyland Books, Jan 1, 1968 - 76 pages
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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
9
Section 3
60
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About the author (1968)

Landsbergis began writing in exile, in Germany. His novel The Journey (1954) "not so much reflects as refracts the realities of wartime existence as a slave laborer in Germany, passing them through the prism of a young man's consciousness" (Encyclopedia Lithuanica). The protagonist is shattered by the loss of home and by the traumatic realization that the entire edifice of civilized Europe is crumbling before his eyes. Wind in the Willows (1958), a mystery play, turns to a legend about Saint Casimir, the patron saint of Lithuania. Five Posts in a Market Place is a soul-searching play about hopeless guerrilla resistance that imposes crushing burdens of grim heroism on gentle, creative people. For them, peace and freedom have become dreams beyond possibility.

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