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Graphic Novels

Vilnius Review is opening its archives! We will now regularly publish texts from the earlier paper editions of our journal (from 1994 onward). Our priority will focus on both classical, canonical works of Lithuanian literature as well as works published in Independent Lithuania that have garnered attention from critics and regular readers alike. We will not only make these translations accessible digitally, but hopefully also attract a new generation of readers and arouse the interest of publishers.

Saulius Vasiliauskas


Photo by Romualdas Rakauskas
did you not manage to sow in their hearth the seed which was not going to rot even when you were long dead; may it pass into their children and the children of their children, till finally it will leave out and carry dark blue blossoms of pride; after all, somebody has to sow, somebody has to be sowing all the time, even if you know in advance that you are not going to see either the blossoms or the fruit, may they continue growing under the clear and eternal sun

Photo by Romualdas Rakauskas
Just recently still elegant, self-confident and handsome,
Now sapped by hunger, scurvy and slave labour,
A gulag old-timer is languishing with fever:
Just a few days will settle his account.



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