Date of Birth: 11/23/1928
Place of birth: Aukstadvaris
In 1952 he graduated from Vilnius University, "the Lithuanian language and literature." He worked at the Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore (until 2002). Member of the Lithuanian Writers` Union since 1956. Professor, habilitated doctor of humanities. Father policies, the Republic of Lithuania Seimas member, chairman of the party Homeland Union (Conservatives of Lithuania) (lit. T & # 279;. Vyn & # 279; s s & # 261; junga (Lietuvos konservatoriai)) Andrius Kubilius.
He participated in Sajudis. In 1991 he became one of the founders of the movement of citizens of the Charter; He was elected Chairman of the Board of Citizens Charter. He taught at the Vilnius University and Vytautas Magnus University. He was awarded the Officer`s Cross Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (1998).
He died as a result of injuries after having been struck by a car on a pedestrian crossing.
The scientific activity
The area of ??interest was part of Lithuanian literature, a phenomenon which, however, were considered in the context of world literature. In the field of literary criticism held, as a rule, the psychological interpretation, allowing to minimize the use of templates Soviet vulgar sociological literary doctrine. author of numerous articles and monographs on the work of Julius Janonis (1962), Salome Neris (1968), Kazys Boruta, Eve Simonaityte and other Lithuanian writers, mostly poets, as well as books of literary portraits "Lithuanian poets of the XX century" (1980), "Lithuanian literature and World literature process "(1983)," the Romantic tradition vlitovskoy literature "(1993) and others.
He published a collection of his articles "Finding new ways" (1964), "Literature at the turn of history" (1997) and others. Compiled a collection of selected works of Vytautas Machernisa, Jurgis Baltrushaitis, Faustas Kirsch Jonas Aystisa and anthologies