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The Vegetarian

Authors: Kang, Han
Translated by: Šiaučiūnas-Kačinskas, Martynas
Translated from: korėjiečių
Published on: 2017

At first glance book ‘The Vegetarian’ may impose some skeptical thoughts to the reader, but with every page you read through it becomes increasingly clear that this is not a simple story about a woman who does not eat meat. The book is psychologically difficult with such topics as domestic violence and also philosophically challenging, raising questions about the boundaries of human virtue and lust. The extremely grotesque novel forces the reader to contemplate about various More

Rumi’s Little Book of Life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit

Authors: Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad
Translated by: Ališanka, Eugenijus
Translated from: anglų
Published on: 2017

Poet of the Middle Ages, the Sufi mystic of Rumi (1207-1273) is one of the most popular poets in the Western world. There is nothing new that the name of Rumi in Lithuania was heard at least for those who were interested in Oriental culture and poetry, but his work is still a little known. Therefore, it’s urgent to introduce a poetry book: Rumi’s little book of life: The Garden of the Soul, the Heart, and the Spirit – to collect translations from various works of Rumi and to allow the More

Hear the Wind Sing

Authors: Murakami, Haruki
Translated by: Čepulionytė, Gabija
Translated from: japonų
Published on: 2017

This novel is about a 21 year old guy, who studies biology and came back home for summer holidays. Having a lot of free time leads narrator and his old friend called “Rat“ spending a big portion of it in J‘s bar. There they just drink beer and smoke. The main character of the novel is quite a silent guy but he ponders about many different things. Most of his contemplations revolve around his three ex girlfriends, strange accidents, carnal love and his new friend who has lost one More

The Architect’s Apprentice

Authors: Shafak, Elif
Translated by: Žalytė-Steiblienė, Danguolė
Translated from: anglų
Published on: 2017

Elif Shafak is titled as one of the most famous and prominent writers in Turkey. The author of the book “The Architect’s apprentice” explicitly and vividly describes various places, scents and people of Turkey and India. The book also mentions life experiences and hardships of the main characters. All of this helps to delve into the ages of 16th century’s Ottoman Empire. According to the author, the idea of ​​the book started developing quite spontaneously: whilst driving through More

The Missing File

Authors: Mišani, Dror
Translated by: Gudelytė, Kristina
Translated from: henbrajų
Published on: 2017

Dror Mishani (born in 1975) is an Israeli crime fiction writer. He was born in Holon – a city in the south from Tel Aviv. Now Dror Mishani lives in Tel Aviv with his wife and children and teaches the history of detective fiction in Tel Aviv University. “The Missing File” is the writer’s debut work published in 2011. It is the first novel in the series of three crime fictions about a police inspector Avraham Avraham. The author’s birthplace Holon is the main place of the novel. More

Six Suspects

Authors: Swarup, Vikas
Translated by: Rosenaitė, Ina
Translated from: anglų
Published on: 2016

The author, Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup is best known for his famous book and its  screening, which in 2009 won seven Oscars. However, after that followed the second book, which is just as attention worthy as the first one, the detective ,,Six Suspects“.

This book tells a story about the murder case of Vicky Rai and a search of a killer. Vicky Rai is the son of a corrupt More

The Japanese Art of Tidying Up Practically

Authors: Shufu To Seikatsu Sha
Translated by: Geležauskas, Andrius
Translated from: japonų
Published on: 2016

The book describes houses of eight tidying up experts whose home are different size and number of family members. Each expert has come up with their own techniques that help to maintain a clean environment, save space and find things easily. The book has plenty of advice on how many things need to be stored, what interior parts you should buy and how to install stylish rooms. This art of tidying up reflects a harmonious environment that helps a person to relax and feel joy. More

Pinball 1973

Authors: Murakami, Haruki
Translated by: Čepulionytė, Gabija
Translated from: japonų
Published on: 2016

Haruki Murakami (1949 01 12) – the writer whose creations became bestsellers not only in Japan but in the whole world. His books were translated in 50 languages, and over 1mln copies were sold. The master of mysteries gained lots of prestige prizes and nominations.

H. Murakami wrote “Pinball, 1973” as his first More

The Namesake

Authors: Lahiri, Jhumpa
Translated by: Banelytė, Antanina
Translated from: anglų
Published on: 2015

The novel is written about the Bengal family that emigrated to the United States. The history of the book begins with the birth of a baby and a story about the 1961 event in which a newborn’s father was trapped in an accident and barely survived. During the event, the man read the work of the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol. The book saved his life.

The newborn was given the name of the writer – Gogol, when he grew up he hated his name and in the college years More

Satsangs 1

Authors: Šri Gurudėv Šri Prakaš Dži
Translated from: rusų
Published on: 2015

The book of a famous Indian-origin Spiritual Teacher (Sadguru) Shri Gurudev Shri Prakash Ji teaches us about the right perception of Yoga. It is not only just a meditation exercising – it is much more. Yoga is the oldest spiritual knowledge system, known for the human kind, the individual type of studies about the spiritual development of a person. During his satsangs, Shri Gurudev Shri Prakash Ji tells his students and other listeners about the truth of yoga and ways to acquire More

Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU
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