Novella "The Pearl Fisher", 1895, by Writer Jānis Poruks (1871–1911)

Jānis Poruks’ novella “The Pearl Fisher” (Pērļu zvejnieks, 1895) is a curious interflow of competing and contradictory philosophical and literary currents of the late 19th century Europe, a book of ideas, chiefly romanticist, that in one fell swoop brought Latvia’s nascent literature much closer to the rest of the continent.