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August Gailit

August Gailit (1891-1960) was a writer of exuberant imagination, a late neo-romanticist, whose entire output focuses on the external opposition of beauty and ugliness. His most influential work is Toomas Nipernaadi (1928). Toomas Nipernaadi has become both a classic figure and text in Estonia. A film adaptation entitled Nipernaadi and directed by Kaljo Kiisk was released in 1983. The novel is being translated into English for Dedalus by Eva & Jason Finch and will be published in September 2017. August Gailit's story Maiden of the North is featured in The Dedalus Book of Estonian literature.

He emigrated to Sweden in 1944.

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