London-based Kristina Sabaliauskaitė is the most widely read Lithuanian author Her award-winning four-part historical novel Silva Rerum is also a bestseller. #RivetingReviews: Rosie Goldsmith reviews SILVA RERUM, BOOKS I-IV by. 23 Mar The four volumes of Kristina Sabaliauskaitė’s historical saga Silva Rerum (– ) have sold more than a quarter million copies in her.

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It is a tale of the decadent Rococo period, sometimes described as the “twilight before the Enlightement” and the unusual fates of historical characters transcend the limits of imagination. The lives of them both will be affected not just by a wealthy orphaned heir Jan Kirdey Biront, but also by the conflict of liberal and sabaliauskate ideas at the Vilnius’ university.

Click here to access the password we have on file for you. Each part of Silva Rerum describes one generation of the family, one period, leading the reader on a journey through the splendor of the Baroque, through the decadence of Rococo, through the optimism and disillusion of the Enlightenment, and through cities, universities, monastic cells, battlefields, plague pandemics, fires and famines, churches and markets, country manors amid dark Nordic woods, palaces, roadside inns, ballrooms, and bedrooms.

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It took me nearly 10 years to muster the courage to write Silva Rerum, published between and New York Rights Fair. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page.

A “memory puzzle”, it will reveal the fates of the previous Narwoysz generation, though some of them are such that the hand which is to write them down into a silva rerum – a family chronicle filled in by reurm passing generation – starts to tremble You are a subscriber but you have not yet rerumm up your account for premium online access.


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In time for RemembranceDay the BritishCouncil has put together an anthology of poems: The professor of Mathematics, the jesuit Franciszek Ksawery Narwoysz, a freemason and a philosopher, is not just a citizen of t of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania but also of the world.

Enter your email address to subscribe: The 10 Best Emily Dickinson Poems. The four Silva Rerum novels were published here in Lithuania silvz and In she debuted with a historical novel ‘Silva Rerum’ published by Baltos Lankos Publishers about the life of a noble Narwoysz family inthe period after The Deluge.

Almost years of the country’s history is told in fates of four generations of one noble family, simultaneously depicting the cultural and philosophical panorama of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth amd Europe.

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Currently you have JavaScript disabled. But what disturbs his soul, why is he doubtful when he looks into the black starry sky above Silvs, what reminiscences make his heart to skip a beat and why he is convinced that a long time ago proclaimed dead Vilnius Basilisk which feeds on fanatism, darkness of mind and impurities of conscience, has ressurected and si,va to the spirit of the new times?

Coming to London Book Fair? We publish a Literature Newsletter when we have news and features on UK and international literature, plus opportunities for the industry to share. The final novel —Silva Rerum IVis dedicated sabaliaudkaite the ruptures in the family and the country under the Enlightenment and before the partition of Poland and Lithuania. Because it is deeply connected with the Lithuanian identity and character and reflects back to Lithuanians from whence they came.

Suddenly several things in our history that I was used to taking for granted—such as our location at the cultural border where the Rerym meets the East, the coexistence of different religions and communities, and the relatively strong legal position of Lithuanian women in comparison to that in Western Europe and hence the extraordinary, strong female historical characters —appeared in context.

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The characters, typical for the epoch, traveled sabaliauskzite lot. The themes that come up in her novels sklva short stories are identity, memory, history and the micro-histories of individuals shaped or crushed by historical events. Or was it just the omnipotence sabaliausiaite a blind accident? It was such a pleasure to be involved in this. Read the complete supplement.

Each Silva Rerum novel features real events; the great floods, wars, fires and plagues taking place in the Sabaliauskakte Duchy of Lithuania from to form the backdrop to the Narwoysz family chronicle. There was probably some zeitgeist at play, for it was just a year after the first volume of Silva Rerum was published, inthat Hilary Mantel’s historical novel Wolf Hall was published, which went on to win the Man Booker Prize and brought the historical genre back into the realm of high literature.

Simply close and relaunch your preferred browser to log-in. One of them, among my favorites, is an erring Jesuit, a professor of philosophy and mathematics, who studied in Nancy, France, visited Amsterdam, Paris, and Vienna, and spent five years in London.

The Silva Rerum novels are researched with scientific precision and based on historical facts and characters, so they attempt to join the science of history sabaliausmaite the art of literature.