Doris Kareva

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Kareva at the Dovlatov Festival in Tallinn

Doris Kareva (28 November 1958) is an Estonian poet and translator. She serves as the head of the Estonian National Commission in UNESCO.[1]

Life[edit]

Kareva was born in Tallinn. Her father, Hillar Kareva, was a notable composer.[2] She studied English language and literature at the University of Tartu and started to write poetry in the 1960s.[1][3] She is a recipient of a number of state awards, including two Estonian State Cultural Awards and the Order of the White Star.[1]

She translated to Estonian, among other authors, William Shakespeare, Anna Akhmatova, Emily Dickinson, Joseph Brodsky, Kahlil Gibran, Kabir, W. H. Auden, and Samuel Beckett.[2]

Oeuvres[edit]

Kareva's poetry was translated to 18 languages as of 2014.[2]

Poetry books[edit]

  • Päevapildid (1978)
  • Ööpildid (1980)
  • Puudutus (1981)
  • Salateadvus (1983)
  • Vari ja viiv (1986)
  • Armuaeg (1991)
  • Kuuhobune (1992)
  • Maailma asemel (1992)
  • Hingring (1997)
  • Mandragora (2002)
  • Aja kuju (2005)
  • Tähendused (2007)
  • Lõige (2007)
  • Deka (2008)
  • Sa pole üksi (2011)
  • Perekonnaalbum (2015)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Doris Kareva". European Writers Conference. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Garrie, Adam (16 February 2014). "Estonia's global poet: Doris Kareva". Estonian world. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Doris Kareva". Estonian Literature Centre. Retrieved 4 October 2016.