Kazis Boruta

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Boruta, Kazis


Born Jan. 6, 1905, in the village of Kulokai, in the present-day Kapsukas Raion, Lithuanian SSR; died Mar. 9,1965, in Vilnius. Soviet Lithuanian writer. Born into a peasant family. Studied at the universities of Kaunas and Vilnius.

Boruta was one of the founders of the antifascist magazine Trecias Frontas (Third Front, 1930–31). His work first appeared in 1921; his published works include the collections of poems Hallo (1925), Lithuania of Crosses (1927), Daily Bread (1933), and Verses and Poems (1938). The novel Wooden Miracles (1938) describes the tragic fate of a poet of the common people. The tale The Mill of Baltaragis (1945) uses Lithuanian folklore motifs. The tale Heavy Monuments (1960) shows the life and death of a Soviet artist during the Nazi occupation. The Sky Is Falling (1955) and “The Adventures of Jurgis Paketuris” (1963) were written for children.


In Russian translation:
Nebo ryshitsia, ili Byli-nebylitsy. Moscow, 1959.
Tiazhelye pamiatniki. Moscow, 1961.
Kto vyzval buriu. Vilnius, 1964.
Prikliucheniia Iurgisa Paketurisa. Moscow, 1965.
Mel’nitsa Baltaragisa. [Foreword by E. Vetrova.] Moscow, 1966.
Vetra vol’nogo volia. Moscow, 1967.


Lĭetuviu Literatures Istorija, vol. 3, part 2. Vilnius, 1965.
Ibid., vol. 4. Vilnius, 1968.


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