Marie Under

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Under, Marie


(pen name of Marie Adson). Born Mar. 15 (27), 1883, in Tallinn. Estonian poet who emigrated to Sweden in 1944.

Under first published her works in 1917. Her collections A Voice From the Shadow (1927), Joy From a Beautiful Day (1928), and A Stone off the Heart (1935) reveal the most important aspects of her poetry: humanism and a dialectical sense of happiness and sorrow. Her poetry written in emigration, for example, the collections Sparks in the Ashes (1954) and On the Borderline (1963). expresses loneliness and a longing for her homeland.


Kogutud luuletused. Stockholm, 1958.
Valitud luuletused. [P. Rummo järelsõna.] Tallinn, 1958.
Uneretk. Tallinn, 1968.


Siirak, E. “Marie Underi luule tolkimisest.” Keel ja kirjandus, 1968, no. 3.
Sõgel, E. “Kodumaise kevade sillerdusist.” In Revolutsioon ja kirjandus. Tallinn, 1972.
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