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Gažvydas Kirvaitis

 

Gražvydas Kirvaitis

Kirvaitis Gražvydas, literary scholar, translator.
Was born in Rumokai, Vilkaviškis district, on May 31, 1939.
Education:
1950-1957 – Vilnius secondary schools No. 1 and No. 2 (Salomėja Nėris).
1957-1962 – Vilnius University, BA and MA in Romance and Germanic languages and literature.
1974-1977 – doctoral studies at Vilnius and Leningrad Universities, PhD in Western European, American and Australian literature.
Work Experience:
1961-1966 – Vilnius Salomėja Nėris Secondary School, teacher of English.
1966-1968 – Lithuanian State Radio and TV Committee, Senior Editor.
1968-1974 – Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Department of Foreign Languages, Senior Lecturer.
1974-1977 – Institute of Lithuanian Language, postgraduate student.
1977- to date – Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages.
Facts:
In 1979 was awarded his PhD for the doctoral thesis “C.P. Snows Strangers and Brothers and Some Problems of the 20th-Century Epic Novel”; has published around 30 research and methodological papers and a number of sociopolitical articles in the press; has written (with co-author) textbooks of English literature (5 editions) and American literature (2 editions) as well as “The English-Lithuanian Picture Dictionary for Children”; has translated into Lithuanian about 30 books by English and American authors, including those by R. Bradbury, J.F. Cooper, H.G. Wells (The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau), A. Clarke, C.D. Simak, R. Kent, A. Burgess (Shakespeare), M. Cunningham (The Hours), A. Huxley (Brave New World), also books of English and American fairy tales and childrens books; has also translated a number of publications in the fields of history, economy, law, etc (An Outline of American History, An Outline of the American Economy, An Outline of American Government, An Outline of American Literature).
The member of LWU.


Bibliography:
Bradbury, Ray. Marso kronikos: apysaka. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1967.
Bradbury, Ray. Pienių vynas: romanas.- Vilnius: Vaga, 1969.
Cooper, James Fenimore. Šnipas: romanas. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1972.
Klarke, Arthur Charles. 2001 metų kosminė odisėja: romanas. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1974.
MacGregor, Ellen. Vėžlys Teodoras: knyga vaikams. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1976.
Wells, Herbert George. Laiko mašina; Daktaro Moro sala: romanai. – Vilnius: Vaga, 1977.
Simak, Clifford D. Miestas: romanas. Vilnius: Vaga, 1980.
Stebuklingas ragas: anglų pasakos (vertė kartu su D. Sauka). – Vilnius: Vaga, 1984.
Kent, Rockwell. Tyrai: apysaka. – Vilnius:  Mintis, 1986.
Išminčiaus pasakojimai: „Keturi draugai” ir kitos istorijos iš „Pančatantros”: ikimokykliniam ir jaunesniam mokykliniam amžiui. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1988.
Scarry, Richard. Ką žmonės dirba visą dieną: knyga vaikams. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1990; 1992; Alma littera, 2005.
Burges, Anthony. Šekspyras. – Vilnius: Vyturys, 1990. – Siluetai.
Scarry, Richard. Kačių šeimynos darbai. – Vilnius: Egmont Lietuva, 1993.
Scarry, Richard. Traukiniai. – Vilnius: Egmont Lietuva, 2000.
Scarry, Richard. Laivai. – Vilnius: Egmont Lietuva, 2000.
Scarry, Richard. Lėktuvai. – Vilnius: Egmont Lietuva, 2000.
Scarry, Richard. Automobiliai. – Vilnius: Egmont Lietuva, 2000.
Cunningham, Michael. Tos valandos: romanas. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2000.
Amerikiečių pasakos. – Vilnius:  Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2001.
Huxley,  Aldous. Puikus naujas pasaulis: romanas. – Vilnius: Lietuvos rašytojų sąjungos leidykla, 2005.

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