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Defining Humanity: Writing from Estonia

April 2018

This collection, originally featured in the April 2018 issue of Words Without Borders, includes writing by three Estonian writers, with an introduction by Adam Cullen.

The Human Element: Writing from Estonia
By Adam Cullen
Frank social critique and a fascination with relationships have been central tropes of classic and contemporary Estonian literature.
Stalin in Tallinn
By Maimu Berg
Stalin didn’t like this Estonia that he saw from the car window.
Translated from Estonian by Christopher Moseley
[You’re Right]
By Sveta Grigorjeva
you’ve no idea what it means to stand in a sausage line!
Translated from Estonian by Adam Cullen
By Urmas Vadi
The only things Margo had left were his appetite and ground beef.
Translated from Estonian by Adam Cullen