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From January, 6th, to February, 15th, a thematic book exhibition “The universe for two: the theme of love in Belarusian fiction” runs in the Belarusian literature reading room.


Love is here as long as humanity exists. The world around indefatigably varied, but at all stages of its existence there was this boundless, immortal and very special feeling. “Love is the heart of everything. If it stops, all the rest dies off, becoming superfluous and unnecessary”, poet Vladimir Mayakovski said.

The theme of love is mentioned in the works of almost every writer of past or present day. The offered exhibition presents both well-known Belarusian poets and writers – Yanka Kupala, Ivan Shamyakin, Ivan Melezh, Ivan Naumenko, Genadz Buravkin, Raisa Borovikova, Taisa Bondar and others, – and those who make their first steps in literature. The single editions of novels and stories, poetic collections, publications in scientific editions and magazines of different years in the Belarusian and Russian languages are on display.

Also the exhibition features a collection of historical prose, including books by A. Tatarnikov, magazine articles by I. Maslenitsina and others about lives of known political and cultural figures of Belarus.

Romeo’s quivering first feeling to Juliet, Margarita’s unshakable fidelity to the Master, Petrarca’s selfless love of Laura … All of this is in the last exhibition section devoted to literary translations into the Belarus language.

The exhibition includes over 200 documents.

Contact telephone: (+375 17) 293 27 16.

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