The Post-Soviet reception of Vydūnas, or the particularities of Lithuanian cultural memory

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
The Post-Soviet reception of Vydūnas, or the particularities of Lithuanian cultural memory
In the Journal:
Lituanus. 2014, vol. 60, no. 4, p. 5-26, 94
Summary / Abstract:

ENIn Lithuanian culture, Vydūnas is understood as a representative of two "foreign" cultures - Indian and German. The post-Soviet reception of his work reveals an interesting tendency: the Indian "East" identified in Vydūnas' works and way of thinking is connected to mythologically expressed ideas of the authenticity of old Lithuanian culture and religion. As a result, a component of Eastern culture is integrated into Lithuanian cultural memory. Vydūnas' German-Protestant identity does not receive the same attention and is brought into scholarship only as a nonintegrated, discrete element or as an expression of a specific historical episode without any real influence on his thinking and work. This condition of reception reveals certain particularities in the formation of Lithuanian identity and cultural memory. [From the publication]

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0024-5089
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2018-01-09 10:20:25
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