Lacplesis

Lacplesis

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Lacplesis

Lacplesis
By Andrejs Pumpurs
Epic poem

“Lāčplēsis is an epic poem by Andrejs Pumpurs, a Latvian poet, who wrote it between 1872-1887 based on local legends. Lāčplēsis is regarded as the Latvian national epic. The poem recounts the life of the legendary hero Lāčplēsis, chosen by the gods to become a hero of his people. His name means “Bear-slayer”.”

Andrejs Pumpurs (22 September [O.S. 10 September] 1841 on the Courland side of the former Lieljumprava civil parish, now Birzgale parish – 6 July [O.S. 23 June] 1902 in Riga) was a poet who penned the Latvian epic Lāčplēsis (The Bear Slayer, first published in 1888) and a prominent figure in the Young Latvia movement. Working in the land before volunteering to fight in Serbia against the Ottoman Empire in 1876, he became a loyal officer in the Russian army and also a staunch promoter of the Latvian culture.

Author’s page in Wikipedia

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Author(s)

Andrejs Pumpurs

Translator(s)

F. Bakhchinyan

Language(s)

Armenian

Publisher

Gasprint

Year

2012

Pages

440

Binding

paperback

ISBN

9789939832517

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