Nimed marmortahvlil (EE)

January 18, 2013

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Names in Marble (Nimed marmortahvlil) is a war novel written by the Estonian writer Albert Kivikas. It was published in 1936, and its subject is the Estonian War of Independence. Kivikas was awarded for Names in Marble by the Estonian Literature Society. It is one the best-known works of Estonian literature. In 2002 a film based on the novel was released.

Names in Marble is based on the personal experiences of Albert Kivikas during the Estonian War of Independence. Through the main characters of the book, the two major political movements of the era, nationalism and communism are portrayed. The book also portrays the uncertainty among Estonians at that period about the future of the country.

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