Eduards Veidenbaums (1867 – 1892) is a celebrated Latvian poet and translator whose body of work has greatly influenced contemporary authors, despite most of his original writing being published only as manuscripts or posthumously. Both the form and content of Veidenbaum's poetry are still relevant, and his harsh, at times angry expressiveness is often present in Latvian literature of the 21st century. In 1887, after finishing Riga governorate gymnasium, he went on to study law at the University of Tartu (then known as Tērbata), and was actively involved in the academic social discourse there. Veidenbaums was a member of the literary and science student society “Pīpkalonija” founded by Pēteris Pīpkalējs and other participants of the New Current movement. Economics, history, and issues of social injustice were just some of the subjects of his interest. Many authors point out Horace, Friedrich Schiller and Heinrich Heine among some of his biggest influences. Veidenbaums was a bright intellectual of his generation, well known promoter of science among Latvians, and an all-round promising young talent. He died of tuberculosis in May 1892. During the 25 years of his short life, his poetry was not widely acknowledged. However, in 1961, a monument to Veidenbaums, designed by Laimonis Blumbergs, was put up in Kalāči, his home town. In 1967, a literary award was set up in his name.
Dzeja [Poetry]. ed Ed. Treimanis, Rigā, ,1896.
Dzejas [Poetry]. ed F. Roziņš - Āzis (Social Democrat Library No.5), London, 1900.
Dzejas [Poetry]. comp. Paberžu Rūdolfs. Riga and Tukums, 1906.
Dzejas [Poetry]. ed P.Vintiņš, Maskava: Prometejs, 1935.
Dzejas [Poetry]. Riga: VAPP, 1945.
Kā gulbji balti padebeši... [Like white swans the sky...]. Rīgā: Liesma, 1967.
Par spīti grūtiem laikiem [Despite hard times].
1907 - 1909 Collected Works. 1—6 ed Treimanis-Zvārgulis, P. Skrastiņš.
1920 Collected Works. 1-6 rediģējis ed Treimanis-Zvārgulis, K. Dūnis.
1926 Raksti [Writings] ed R. Egle, O. Jepe.
1961 Kopoti raksti [Collected Writings]. 1—2., ed A. Vilsons. Riga: LVI.
Izlase [Selected Works]. R.: LVI, 1952.
Brīvības cēlajais gars [Noble Spirit of Freedom]. Riga: Liesma,1978.
Domāju es domas dziļas... [Deep thoughts keep me up...] R.: Draugi N.I.M.S, 2000.
Dzejas [Poetry]. Riga: Nordik, 2005.
About Eduards Veidenbaums // Letonika.lv [LV]
Poems by Eduards Veidenbaums // Letonika.lv [LV]
About Par spīti grūtiem laikiem, selected poems of Veidenbaums // Diena.lv [LV]Reviews
Gundars Pļavkalns, The Youthful Veidenbaums, review of Eduards Veidenbaums' Kā gulbji balti padebeši...// Jaunā Gaita nr. 73, 1969
Mind ärge lugege
Mind ärge lugege (Mani nelasiet)
Title: Mind ärge lugege
Title*: Mani nelasiet
Jumalikud Ilmutused, Estonia
Poetry collection of latvian poet Eduards Veidenbaums, translated into Estonian by Contra (aka, Marguss Konulla).