marta tikkanen love story of the centur
Su vertėjos parašu.
Santrauka: The Love Story of the Century is in a way a reply to Henrik Tikkanen’s – Märta’s husband – autobiographical novels, in which he spares neither himself nor his wife in telling the story of their marriage (one of which has been translated into English by Mary Sandbach under the title Snobs’ Island, Chatto and Windus, 1980, see Books from Finland 1/1981). In turn, Märta Tikkanen passionately describes how a woman who has been brought up within the confines of middle-class conventionality lives through a marital hell, which is the result of her husband’s dipsomania. She interprets his alcoholism as a weapon in the power struggle within the family, and is forced to acknowledge her intense hatred as well as her love for him. These simple poems speak of woman’s endurance, warmth, her desire to love and care, and her revolt.