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Žemaitė

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P1000366The Lithuanian novelist Julija Beniuševičiūtė-Žymantienė, 1845-1921, known as Žemaitė was brought up in a Polish-speaking family with aristocratic pretensions and forbidden to speak Lithuanian, at the time the language of the working class and peasants.

However she made friends with locals and became fluent in Lithuanian, the language in which she chose to write about the miseries of peasant life and family squabbles, all written in the local vernacular.

Her statue, by sculptor Petras Aleksandravičius and architect brothers Algimantas and Vytautas Nasvytis, was unveiled in1970 and is to be found in a small square off Gedimino pr. on the right as you walk down towards the parliament building.

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