"The call from the depth" as a leitmotif in Baltic poetry and music in the era of Soviet ocupation

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Title:
"The call from the depth" as a leitmotif in Baltic poetry and music in the era of Soviet ocupation
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Сучасні літературознавчі студії [Contemporary literary studies]. 2015, 12, p. 353-365
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LT
130 psalmė; 94 psalmė; Algimantas Mackus; Archetipas; Arvo Part; Bernardas Brazdžionis; Bronius Kutavičius; Gelmė; Gylis; Horizontas; Judėjimas; Kilimas; Latvių (estų) muzika, XX a.; Leitmotyvas; Lietuvių literatūra, XX a.; Lietuvių muzika, XX a.; Onutė Narbutaitė; Pakilimas; Pasipriešinimas; Peteris Vasks; Sigitas Geda; Sovietų okupacija; Struktūra; Struktūra, valstybė; Valstybė; Česlovas Milošas; Šauksmas; Šviesa.
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Algimantas Mackus; Archetype; Arvo Part; Bernardas Brazdžionis; Bronius Kutavičius; Call; Call, depths; Czeslaw Milosz; Depths; Horizon; Latvian (Estonian) music, 20th century; Leitmotif; Light; Lithuanian literatūre, 20th century; Lithuanian music, 20th century; Movement; Onutė Narbutaitė; Peteris Vasks; Psalm 130; Psalm 94; Resistance; Rise; Sigitas Geda; Soviet occupation; State; Structure; Stucture.
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ENThe verse of Psalm 94 is expressed in various symbols of culture: “De profundis clamavi” or “The call from the depths to Thee, oh Lord”. This is the universal leitmotif in Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian music and poetry during the time of “war after war” (the early decades of the Soviet occupation in Baltic States after WWII). The heart of literature is traumatised with the loss of state and home, which was expressed in the catastrophic modernism of emigrants’ creative activities (B. Brazdžionis, H. Nagys, A. Mackus, L. Apkalns, J. Gaidelis et al). This research analyzes their pain and loss and its expression in plainsong “behind the iron curtain” (Lithuanian poetry by A. Miškinis, S. Geda, M. Martinaitis, partisan songs, and music by B. Kutavičius, P. Vasks, O. Narbutaitė, A. Kalejs, I. Zemzaris, A. Pärt etc.). The main purpose of the leitmotif “The call from the depths” is to draw attention to “what is going on”, then to inspire protests, resistance and movement that could destroy the oppresive Soviet system and restore the right course of history. Recently the occupation period has been named “the deformation time”, so archetypes are going to restore the identity of formation, rising from the depths and stretching towards the eternal horizon, and reaching the space of freedom. All branches and roots of culture, which grew in the shape of the tree of life, defend it in an expressive, professional and graphically reconstructive way. The important point is to relate all the movements to the transparent power of the idea of enlightenment. The Trauma theory is a new research area and the field of revival that embraces ideas of religion, history, psychology, myths and culture. [From the publication]

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2411-3883
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