Mait Metsanurk

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Birthday
19, 1879
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Aug 21, 1957 (77)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1879
Birthplace
Estonia
Death Date
Aug 21, 1957 (77)

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Early twentieth-century writer who was one of the foremost members of the neo-realist school of Estonian literature. His prose works include Taavet Soovere elu ja surm and Jumalata; his plays include Uues korteris and Vagade elu.

Before Fame

His first story, "Isamaa Oilmed," was published in 1908.

Trivia

His 1934 historical novel, Umera joel (On the Umera River), remains his best-known literary work.

Family Life

He was born into a peasant family in Estonia's Tartu County and was the youngest of eight children.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as fellow writer Carl Jakobson.

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