On the Energy of Estonian Essence: A Hysterical Treatise

26. Jul 2018
On the Energy of Estonian Essence: A Hysterical Treatise

Eestluse elujõust (On the Energy of Estonian Essence), which teeters between poetry and prose, received Estonia’s most prestigious award for poetry, as well as two additional print runs. The work is exceptional: it is an assemblage of everyday Estonian sayings complemented by a few musings about the nature of Estonianness. Thus, it is somewhat of an experiment filled with playfulness, self-irony, seriousness, and theatricality; highlighting things that, for Estonians, are very recognizable and sometimes humorously embarrassing.

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