Marriage for Love: A Nineteenth-Century Lithuanian Woman's Fight for Justice (Hardcover)

Marriage for Love: A Nineteenth-Century Lithuanian Woman's Fight for Justice By Violeta Kelertas (Translator), Maryte Racys (Translator), Zemaite Cover Image
By Violeta Kelertas (Translator), Maryte Racys (Translator), Zemaite
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How did a penniless nineteenth-century farm woman with an alcoholic husband, seven children, and little education, living in a rural backwater of the tsarist Russian empire far from any centers of culture manage to become the initiator of literary prose fiction in the Lithuanian language and write six volumes of stories, plays, and letters? Not only that, but she also distinguished herself as a feminist activist against patriarchy, especially the centuries-long tradition of arranged marriages. During the First World War she traveled the United States for five years, giving speeches from Chicago to New Hampshire for the cause of relieving the famine and suffering of her war-torn country.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780996515368
ISBN-10: 0996515364
Publisher: Birchwood Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English