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Novellas and Play "Indrāni", 1904, by Writer Rūdolfs Blaumanis (1863–1908)

The pinnacle writer of realism proper in Latvian literature, Rūdolfs Blaumanis wrote some of the most compelling plays and novellas in the language. He lived at a time when Latvian literary culture was still nascent and the people were adapting to the new emancipatory conditions following the end of serfdom. Blaumanis painted a vivid portrait of a changing Latvia under Russian bureaucratic control, dominated culturally and economically by Baltic Germans.