KAZYS BINKIS (1893–1942) was a Lithuanian poet, journalist, and playwright. He used the pseudonyms K.Alijošius, K. Papilietis, Kazys, Kazys Roviejietis, Nedarbininkas, Neklaipėdietis, Nelatvis, Nepartyvis, Ras Desta, Riza Chanas and others.
* 1 Biography * 2 Literary works * 3 Righteous Among the Nations * 4 References * 5 External sources
He made his living from literary work. In 1922, together with other authors, he published an almanac The Prophet of the Four Winds; in 1924 he organized a journal Keturi vėjai. He edited anthologies of Lithuanian folk poetry and songs. He also worked at the Society of Lithuanian Writers ; for some years was a member of its board. He was a contributor to Literatūros naujienos (The News of Literature) and worked as a journalist.
Binkis died on April 27, 1942 in Kaunas, and is buried at
The heritage of Binkis's works is not large, but in all fields he achieved significant results. He wrote humorous and satirical poems, rhymed feuilletons, and published poetry books for children.
In 1920 his first collection of poems Eilėraščiai (The Poems) was published. This collection of lyrical poems is one of the best works of Lithuanian poetry of this era. During his studies in Berlin Binkis was influenced by modernist poetry; this led him to found the modernist Keturi vėjai (Four Winds) literary movement. Keturi vėjai did not leave great literary works but broke the routine, brought new literary forms, and this way made big impact on Lithuanian poetry. In 1923 (second edition in 1926) he published his second, futurist, collection of poems 100 Pavasarių (One Hundred Springs). From 1927 to 1931 Binkis published humorous poems in various periodicals; some of them were published as separate books - Tamošius Bekepuris ir kitos Alijošiaus dainuškos was published in 1928, Kriaučius Motiejus (Tailor Motiejus) was published in 1947.
He debuted as a play writer in 1938 with a piece Atžalynas (The
Undergrowth). Encouraged by the success of his debut, he started
writing a new play Generalinė repeticija (Dress Rehearsal) which he
did not complete. Generalinė repeticija had bigger ambitions, a
different form, and composition. Generalinė repeticija was first time
staged abroad, in
RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS
During the Nazi occupation Binkis hid
* ^ A B C LMS IC: Classic Lithuanian Literature Anthology: Kazys
Binkis (about the author) at antologija.lt
* ^ Ostrauskas, Kostas. Žodžiai ir žmonės: Straipsniai,
atsiminimai, laiškai. – Vilnius: Vaga 1997.
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Main article The
Victims and resistance
Jay M. Ipson
* Kazys Binkis
* Fareinigte Partizaner Organizacje
HKP 562 forced labor camp
* Occupation of Lithuania by Nazi Germany
History of the Jews in Lithuania
* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 37287870 * LCCN : n92009455 * ISNI : 0000 0001 0888 8452 * SUDOC : 165727780 * BNF : cb101959