Antanas Vienuolis

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Antanas Vienuolis (Born Antanas Žukauskas, better known with his pen name) (April 7, 1882 — August 17, 1957) was a Lithuanian writer, dramatist and one of the most famous realistic prosaists.

Biography[edit]

Vienuolis was born on April 7, 1882 in Ažuožeriai, Anykščiai district, Russian Empire. His parents, Julijonas Žukauskas and Rozalija Baranauskaitė, were peasants. Antanas was the youngest child and the only one son in the family, he had 5 older sisters. Antanas' family was in quite good circumstances and had 25 ha of land.

In 1894, he moved to Užupiečiai, where he attended Anykščiai school, where all subjects were taught in Russian. Žukauskas was an exempliary student at school. In 1895 he moved to Liepāja, where he attended gymnasium and met famous Lithuanian writer Jonas Biliūnas.

Vienuolis died on August 17, 1957 from the acute trombosis of heart arteries. He was buried in the yard near his house.

Works[edit]

Vienuolis has written many legends, novels, novellas, memorials and dramas.

List of works of Antanas Vienuolis:

  • Amžinasis smuikininkas (Eternal violinist)
  • Užkeiktieji vienuoliai (Cursed monks)
  • Platelių ežero paslaptis (Secret of Lake Plateliai)
  • Gražuolės Lalos kalnas(Mountain of Beauty Lala)
  • Kruvinojo keršto uola (Rock of the bloody revenge)
  • Samgori dykuma (Samagori desert)
  • Krymo įspūdžiai (Crimean impressions)
  • Mieganti Ararato mergelė (Sleeping miss from Ararath)
  • Anykščių padavimai (Anykščiai stories)
  • Medvėgalio pilis (Medvėgalis Castle)
  • Naglio kalno lobiai (Treasure of Mount Naglis)
  • Šventavartė (Holygate)
  • Grįžo (Came back)
  • Aleliuja (Hallelujah)
  • „Kūčių naktį (At night of Christmas Eve)
  • Paskutinė vietelė (The last snug)
  • „Užžėlusiu taku
  • Paskenduolė (The drowned)
  • Didysis karas (The big war)
  • Pati
  • Samdinė Elena
  • Mano krikštatėvio kumeliukas (My Godfather's colt)
  • Pavainikė (Illegitimate)
  • Arkliavagio duktė (Rustler's daughter)
  • Gediminaitė ir mužikas (Gediminaitė and kern)
  • Susitikimai Kaukaze (Meetings in Caucasus)
  • Iš mano atsiminimų (From my memorials)
  • Inteligentų palata (Intelligents' ward)
  • Vėžys
  • Mirtinai sužeistas (Mortally wounded)
  • Karžygys (Warrior)
  • Prieš dieną (Day before )
  • Kryžkelės (Crossroads)
  • 1831 metai (The year 1831)
  • Nemigo naktys (Sleepless nights)
  • Viešnia iš šiaurės (Guest from the north)
  • Ministeris (Minister)
  • Dauboje (In the dip)
  • Išdukterė
  • Puodžiūnkiemis