Latvian poet and translator who opened up a whole world of words

  • 2003-11-13
  • Peteris Cedrins
DAUGAVPILS - Walking through what is beyond doubt the worst neighborhood in Riga - the Moscow district, with its drug addicts and decrepit structures - you might spot an imposing wall of hewn logs and fieldstone. Peeking into the courtyard, you'll find a traditional country sauna near the aging and rather proletarian apartment building. The wall makes the place look like a compound.This is the home of Uldis Berzins and his family. His son Ansis is an advocate of the Latgalian dialect and a folk musician. Berzins' wife, Lena Staburova, is a sinologist and heads the department of Oriental stu...
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