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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; First Edition (US) First Printing edition (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803236328
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803236325
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #810,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Sukys draws liberally from thousands of pages of correspondence and numerous diaries to create a portrait of a deeply thoughtful woman trying to make sense of history and her own life by putting it all to paper. Also of Lithuanian descent, Sukys's own meditations on the power of letters and writing make this a powerful testament to the confluence of history and individual lives and passions."—Publishers Weekly
(Publishers Weekly 2012-03-19)

"Epistolophilia is not a typical biography, and Šimaitė was not a typical World War II hero. For readers looking for an unconventional account of the World War II and post-war eras, as well as those interested in women's life writing, Epistolophilia is a nuanced and compelling work."—ForeWord Reviews
(ForeWord Reviews)

"Sukys is to be commended for providing us with this testament and story of a little known hero. . . . The writing is done with care and precision bringing to life a woman who we might have otherwise overlooked."—Jerusalem Post
(Jerusalem Post 2012-04-17)

"Sukys is to be commended for providing us with this testament and story of a little known hero, who might otherwise have been overlooked."—Abe Novick, Baltimore Jewish Times
(Abe Novick Baltimore Jewish Times 2012-03-16)

"A startling paradox that while Simaite died at 76 before completing her memoirs, Sukys is able to capture Simaite's story while successfully writing an unexpected memoir of her own."—Meredith Wood Bahuriak, PLOP! Review
(Meredith Wood Bahuriak PLOP! Review 2012-04-09)

"A mosaic of Šimaitė’s life, Epistolophilia enables readers to create a three-dimensional person with the little information available."—Mélanie Grondin, Montreal Review of Books
(M�lanie Grondin Montreal Review of Books 2012-07-20)

About the Author

Julija Šukys is an assistant professor of creative writing at the Department of English at the University of Missouri–Columbia. She is the author of Silence Is Death: The Life and Work of Tahar Djaout (Nebraska, 2007).

More About the Author

Julija Šukys is a Canadian author of creative nonfiction. Her works include Epistolophilia: Writing the Life of Ona Šimaitė and Silence is Death: The Life and Work of Tahar Djaout. She teaches creative writing at the University of Missouri.

To learn more about her, please visit http://julijasukys.com.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Heidi on April 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is an extraordinarly well written book, with a level of research which is clearly superior to most. This book will drive you to ensure that your life is truly a contribution as well, and leave you thirsty for more work by the same author. Another brilliant Canadian. A perfect read for any occasion.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daivalocity on May 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Julija Sukys thoughtfully illuminates the life of Ona Simaite, an important, interesting, and complex woman. Sukys examines the many letters Simate wrote throughout her lifetime and intersperses these with careful historical research and insightful analysis. Sukys places herself gracefully into the research process--her personal observations do much to make this an easily readable and thought-provoking book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dunbar on April 13, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This compelling book is about two extraordinary women: its subject, Ona Simaite, a librarian who quietly and heroically assisted the people in the wartime ghetto of Vilnius, and its author, Julija Sukys, who follows the trail of her heroine through Lithuania and France while painstakingly extracting telling entries from mountains of letters and diaries. In the case of Simaite it is a story of both exceptional bravery and quotidian activities. In the case of Sukys it is the quite personal story of first discovering, and then writing, the ordinary yet remarkable life of her countryman and fellow epistophile. Excellent!
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