Venclova, Tomas

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VENCLOVA, Tomas. American (born Lithuania), b. 1937. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Vilnius, Lithuania, lecturer in literature, linguistics and semiotics, 1966-73; Academy of Sciences of the Lithuanian SSR, Vilnius, Lithuania, junior fellow of the Institute of History, 1974-76; University of California, Berkeley, Dept of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Regents Professor, 1977; University of California, Los Angeles, Dept of Slavic Languages and Literatures, lecturer, 1977-80; Ohio University, Athens, Dept of Philosophy, Morton Professor, 1978; Yale University, Dept of Slavic Languages and Literatures, lecturer and acting instructor, 1980-85, assistant professor, 1985-90, associate professor, 1990- 93, professor, 1993-. Publications: POETRY: Kalbos zenklas (title means: A Sign of the Language), 1972; 98 eilerasciai (title means: 98 Poems), 1977; Pasnekesys ziema, 1991 (as Winter Dialogue, 1997); Rozmowa w zimie, 1991 (as Winter Dialogue, 1999); Szesc wierszy (title means: Six Poems), 1991; Cistost soli (title means: Purity of Salt), 1991; Mondjatok meg Fortin- brasnak (title means: Tell Fortinbras), 1992; Rinktiue (title means: Selected Poems), 1999. NONFICTION: Neustoichivoe ravnovesie: vosem russkikh poeticheskikh tekstov (title means: Unstable Equilibrium: Eight Russian Poetic Texts), 1986; Vilties formos, 1991 (as Forms of Hope, 1999); Aleksander Wat: Life and Art of an Iconoclast, 1996. Contributor to professional journals. Translator into Lithuanian of works by J. Joyce, T.S. Eliot, B. Pasternak, H. Pinter, J. Genet, J.L. Borges, and others. Address: 100 York St Apt 12 S, New Haven, CT 06511, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]