Antanas Škėma

Antanas Škėma was born in Poland in 1910 to Lithuanian parents. He and his family lived in Russia during WWI, and in 1921 returned to Lithuania. He studied law and medicine in university before switching to theatre in 1935. In 1944 he worked with Lithuanian troupes in Germany, and in 1949 he moved to the US and joined a group of Lithuanian exile artists. He was a prolific stage actor and director, and was heavily involved in the arts until his fatal car accident in 1961. The White Shroud is his only novel, and is famous for its unconventional style.

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White Shroud

Antanas Škėma

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