Ilus Eesti, beautiful Estonia. My family's homeland. Estonia's countryside and people have an endearing gentleness about them which you fall in love with slowly and imperceptibly. I have nothing but respect and admiration for Estonians' courage and determination to survive despite centuries of repression, tyranny and foreign occupation. This blog aims to promote Estonian news, history and culture and seeks to enlighten readers about everything this unique country has to offer.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Masterpieces of Estonian Literature now Available as Free E-Books
A new initiative with the support of the Ministry of Culture programme "Estonian Literature" has enabled 116 Estonian literature classics to be available as free e-books. Some of Estonia's most acclaimed and beloved authors including Anton Hansen Tammsaare, August Kitzberg, Eduard Vilde, Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, Eduard Bornhöhe, Juhan Liiv, Lydia Koidula, Jüri Parijõgi and many others can now be accessed via the National Library of Estonia's digital services department known as DIGAR. By the end of the year, a further 50 books are scheduled to be available and the collection will surely continue to grow in time.