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Beasts

Krišjānis Zeļģis

„Beasts” is the second collection of poetry by Krišjānis Zeļģis.

The protagonist of Krišjānis Zeļģis’ collection of poetry – an educated and curios city dweller – goes into nature in search of impressions. His main focus is on the wild beast which does not avoid contacts with human beings, is covetous and unpredictable, and has both fun and anger in store for the hunter. These poems put a question: is there a difference between human beings and animals, as the behaviour of people, described in the collection, shows much of the brutality, instinctiveness and unpredictability characteristic of beasts.

Kārlis Vērdiņš

Krišjānis Zeļģis poetry is being published since 2003. His debut collection „visas tās lietas” (All those things) was published by Mansards Publishers in 2010 and was nominated for the Annual Culture Award of the newspaper Diena and the Annual Latvian Literary Award in the category „Best Debut”. Several of his poems are translated into Russian.

Beasts

2016
In Latvian
Editor: Kārlis Vērdiņš. Design, illustrations: Klāvs Upaciers
152 pp., paperback, ISBN 978-9934-512-79-7

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