The third part in an epic historical trilogy The Estonian answer to Wolf Hall by the nation s greatest modern writer 1578 A ship from Rostock arrives in Tallinn loaded with printed copies of Balthasar Russow s Chronicle the culmination of our hero s life s work But though it is an instant success, as it was in Rostock and numerous German cities, not everyone is happy to see it published A group of local gentry denounce it to the town council as a book of heinous falsehoods , and lobby for Balthasar to relieved as pastor of Holy Ghost Church.But all is not lost Balthasar may call on a powerful ally if he is willing to pay the price In this final volume, fierce storms, along with famine, war and plague, continue to be loosed upon Livonia Balthasar s personal life, too, is fraught with turbulence and loss, much of it stemming from his own jealousy and suspicion. Free Read [ A Book of Falsehoods: Between Three Plagues Volume 3 ] by [ Jaan Kross ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
Estonia s best known and most translated writer is Jaan Kross He has been tipped for the Nobel Prize for Literature on several occasions for his novels, but did in fact start his literary career as a poet and translator of poetry On his return from the labour camps and internal exile in Russia, where he spent the years 1946 1954 as a political prisoner, Kross renewed Estonian poetry, giving it new directions Kross began writing prose in the latter half of the 1960s, first with a film scenario A Livonian Chronicle Liivimaa kroonika which dealt with the life of the author Balthasar Russow 1536 1600 and which also became the subject of his first masterpiece Between Three Plagues Kolme katku vahel, 1970 , a suit of four novels From that time onwards Kross moved by stage nearer to our present time in history, describing figures from Estonian history, first in short stories and novell , later in novels, also in writings where he has drawn upon his own experiences The heroes of his novels tend to be of Estonian or Baltic German origin and cultured people, though on the margins of society and are usually faced with a moral dilemma of some sort.
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