All about Balta drobulė: romanas by Antanas Skema. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. By his death, Antanas Škėma also vindicated his belief that the absurd and a slave is Antanas Garšva in the novel The White Shroud (Balta drobulė, ). Editions for Balta drobulė: (published in ), (Mass Market Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover publish.

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It is then that the blow falls.

The character of Skaidra in A Christmas Play in essence absorbs, supercedes and transfigures the characters of Pijus and Kostas in the ekema previous plays. It is too late to jump out.

Antanas Škėma

What we see is the face of humanity covered with dirt, sores and puss — a face waiting to be kissed by the Redeemer. Words were nothing but magic formulas. If there is Antabas, as we hope there is, and if He is good, as we must believe, the creative effort of man should bring him the reward of fulfillment.

Terra,p. He who betrays his own people to the enemy is a dis-picable traitor. It was an absurd way to die and therefore cruelly, ironically appropriate for these men who understood absurdity so well. An exquisitely poetic depiction of such suffering we find in the cycle called “Apocalyptic variations” in Saint Xkema.

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The defeat of Ignas goes even deeper — perhaps he could understand this, but refused to from an animal fear that his own incestuous desire for his mother would then stand revealed in all its ugly nakedness. What happens instead is that man is obliterated forever in a bottomless void. In our system man shall acquire his greatest possession: Similarly Elena, after unspeakable tortures and after the ajtanas of Kazys, can speak to Pijus with an unearthly calm, explaining to him the issues of their struggle and the reasons for her ultimate victory.


Kostas brings death to Antanas and himself in revenge for the love he was refused in childhood. Since then, it had been translated and published in LatvianEnglish and German From to he did work in Vilnius State Theaterat first as an actor, and later as a director.

Pijus has accepted this ideology, not for its intrinsic drobuel, but for the hypnotic force of its perfect logical design from which he hopes to derive his own personal perfection and invincibility. Nida,p. Martynukas has a friend, Vaska, who wants to play a practical joke on “the dreamer” and tells him that if he would climb on the ladder, shout three times as loud as he can: Lazy and sweets-loving bears. His daughter, Kristina, was born in in Vilnius, days after the German occupation of the city.

Then the wheel of time turns; the second global catastrophe comes — it is war again. So, he worships her and is afraid of her, too, and the ideas of love for a woman and love for his mother blend into a single image of sainthood and fear.

Balta drobulė: romanas

Because bqlta his poetic turn of mind, his mother must, for him, be the ideal of motherhood, must be Madonna. He’s sometimes referred to as Lithuanian Albert Camus.

For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Christ, although he is, perhaps, a madman and an impostor kisses her gently on her maidenly lips as one would an innocent. Most of the literary critics considered “The White Shroud” an interesting literary experiment that tried to lead the Lithuanian antnaas down a new path. The priest Antanas, for instance, waits in fear and trembling for his inevitable death, but over and above his anguish there is the much greater agony of constant thought about his sister who committed suicide because Antanas would not allow her to leave the monastery even though she could no longer live the life of the nun without perverting her own humanity.


Death and love appear in many guises, evoke a multitude of drkbule, ideas, actions, create and destroy many profound answers to the riddles of the universe. I won’t go, I don’t want to any more. Lord, help me at least in my death.

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Inhe left Lithuania for Germany, where he was involved in some artistic work with Lithuanian troupes, primarily in DP camps.

Thus the protagonists all perish, but what remains is stronger than the darkness enveloping them: In his works, the main protagonists usually perish at the highest point of their creative consciousness, when they become, as it were, rebels against the inherent meaninglessness of the universe. Small horse, small cart, small man, the hills come nearer and nearer, oh how terribly burns the sun, we will not get there by evening, we will not get anywhere at all.

The time is the Russian revolution, and young Martynukas, together with his father and mother, is on the way to Lithuania to escape the terrors of bolshevism. Soon it is turn for Martynukas.

It does seem to represent a recognizable picture even on the surface, but its real meaning lies in the symbolic relationship of one piece of mosaic to another. The sap of pine trees — golden amber.