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Laura Dauskurtaitė and Rita Subačiūtė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). The Image of a Woman in Contemporary Literature. – In: Languages and Cultures of the Baltic Region: Collection of Papers. Vol. 2. – Rīga: Sociālo tehnoloģiju augstskola (STA), 2007. ISBN 978-9984-39-253-0.


Contemporary poetry is full of images reflecting modern person’s cognition, whereas Lithuanian poetry has always been Lithuanians’ cognition itself. It is a way of expressing the art of Lithuanian word in the most original way. Three different generations were developing the poetry of the period of Lithuanian independence: the senior generation, the middle generation and the youngest generation. This period has been especially productive for female poets as it provided ample opportunity for expressing new views on women. Judita Vaičiūnaitė – representative of the senior generation is known to be a writer of “naked heart”. Onė Baliukonė, who belongs to the middle generation, is one of the most important mouthpieces of woman’s experience and attitude in contemporary Lithuanian poetry. Nijolė Miliauskaitė – another poetess from the middle generation. Contemporary Lithuanian poetesses have improved thee means of their artistic expression and revealed hidden treasures of feminine images.