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Favorite thing: Tadenava is not simply the birthplace of the poet Rainis: it could be called ┤the cradle of the poet's soul┤ the source of love and sunshine described in his poetry. It is a place with a special atmosphere of enchantment and intense, almost primeval silence and peace. One can see that this place influenced Rainis in becoming the most outstanding Latvian poet, whose work is full of philosophical contemplation of eternity and the universe.Janis Rainis (1865-1929) is sometimes called the Latvian Shakespeare. A playwright, poet and political activist, Rainis has had a monumental influence on Latvian culture. After the 1905 revolution, he fled to Switzerland, where he wrote many of his key works, like the play Uguns un Nakts (Fire and Night)-a commentary on Latvian society. His wife, Aspazija (1868-1943) was also a leading poet, and early Latvian feminist. The museum was opened in 1966.
Address: Dunavas pag., Tadaine LV-5235
Phone: 8-252-52522
Opening Times: 15 May - 1 Nov ; Tue - Sun, 10:00-17:00

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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