Mikolas Slutskis

Slutskis, Mikolas


(Mykolas Sluckis). Born Oct. 20, 1928, in Panevėžys. Soviet Lithuanian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1950.

Slutskis published his first work in 1945. In 1951 he graduated from the department of history and philology at the University of Vilnius. His short stories have been collected in I See the Flag Again (1948), Borne on the Wind (1958), It’s Better That We Do Not Meet (1961), Smiles and Destinies (1964), and Steps (1965; State Prize of the Lithuanian SSR, 1966). These lyrical works are marked by perceptive psychological analysis. Autobiographical elements are found in the novel The Good House (1955; Russian translation, 1958). The novel Stairway to the Sky (1963; Russian translation, 1965), a portrayal of the postwar class struggle in Lithuania, is rich in social content.

Slutskis makes use of the inner monologue in his novels on contemporary themes, Adam’s Apple (1966; Russian translation, 1969) and My Restless Harbor (1968; Russian translation published as Thirst, 1969), and in the novella Others’ Passions (1971). He is also the author of the play Hasn’t Your Dog Gone Mad? (staged 1974) and two collections of critical articles. The Most Difficult Art (1960) and The Beginning of All Beginnings (1975). Slutskis has been awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and several medals.


Vėjų pagair’ėje. Vilnius, 1958.
Vai tai dūda. Vilnius, 1972.
In Russian translation:
Rasskazy. Moscow, 1960.
Uvertiura i tri deistviia. [Introductory article by E. Vetrova.] Moscow, 1965.
Ulybki i sud’by: Rasskazy i povesti. Moscow, 1968.
“Otdykh: Povest’.” Druzhba narodov, 1974, no. 6.


Terakopian, L. Dykhanie zhizni. Moscow, 1971. Pages 261–315.
Gorbunov, E. Pered litsom novoi deistvitel’nosti. Moscow, 1974. Pages 257-338.
Lietuvių literatūros istorija, vol. 4. Vilnius, 1968.

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