About the project "Tartu in Fiction"

Projektist "Tartu ilukirjanduses"

Database "Tartu in Fiction" is based on the lovely idea of presenting Tartu by fiction. The database contains texts by mostly Estonian writers which describe Tartu, its people, places, historical landmarks and everyday life as well as the spirit of Tartu and its characteristic phenomena such as students, cafes, jackdaws or slum architecture. One can search it by names, book titles or keywords and find whole poems, fragments of prose and poetry, maps and pictures.

The aim of the project is to preserve our cultural history, to create ties between mental and physical space and to help a student, researcher or local historian in finding and linking sources and data. A further goal is to introduce Estonian culture in other countries. First and foremost we aim to inspire people to read and discover.

Please send all your questions and comments to Katrin Raid (katrin.raid@luts.ee).

In the database at the moment:
941 authors,
826 prose works,
394 poetry works,
138 compendiums,
3,604 prose fragments,
1,064 poems and
388 photos.