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The Ballads of Kukutis

List of contents

Introduction: Kukutis as a Trickster Character / 8
Spending the Night at Kukutis's Farm / 15
The World's Pain in Kukutis's Lost Amputated Leg / 19
Kukutis's Barren Bread / 21
Kukutis's Lament Under the Heavens / 25
And Earth Went Up to Heaven / 27
Kukutis in Forced Labour / 29
Kukutis's Words / 31
Instructions for Kukutis Released from Forced Labour / 33
How Kukutis Regained His Senses / 33
The Story I Came Up With to Cheer Up Hanged Kukutis / 35
The Confusion of Tools, Words, People in the Kukutyne / 39
Kukutis's Swallow's Hymn / 41
Kukutis's Application for Temporary Relief Aid / 43
Kukutis's Sermon to the Pigs / 47
Kukutis, Where Did You Put Your Kukutis? / 51
Many Kukutises and One / 53
Kukutis Wants to See His Homeland / 57
Kukutis Opens His Eyes / 59
Kukutis Drives Fast / 61
How Kukutis Became Estranged from His Consciousness / 63
Forbid Him! / 65
Kukutis's Might / 67
An Experiment / 69
Morning in Kukutis's Cottage / 75
Kukutis and the World's Fair / 77
Kukutis at His Funeral / 83
Kukutis Tells About His Cottage / 85
Night at Kukutis's Farmstead / 89
Kukutis's Last Day / 89
The Women of Zuveliskes Mourn Kukutis / 91
How To Bury Kukutis / 93
Kukutis's Testament / 97
Kukutis's Sorrows on a Dark and Stormy Night / 97
Kukutis Addresses His Life / 101
Kukutis's Sinful Soul / 103
Kukutis Teaches a Child How to Pet a Moose / 107
A Pony in Kukutis's Ear / 109
Kukutis's Old Man with a Tin Awl / 111
Kukutis's Song / 115
Unhappy Kukutis in the Potato Patch / 115
Kukutis Needs a Woman / 117
Kukutis Mourns the Loss of Threshing Machines / 121
Kukutis Avoids Responsibility / 123
Kukutis Gazes at a Stewardess / 125
Kukutis Tells About His Woman / 127
Kukutis's Trip on the Samogitian Highway / 129
Kukutis's Visit to Vilnius / 131
Kukutis Rides a Full Trolleybus / 133
Kukutis Dreams Up Zuveliskes Village in the Cathedral Square / 137
Kukutis's Diagnosis / 143
Kukutis Beats the Agent's Dog / 145
Kukutis's Appeal to the Alphabet / 147
A Last Farewell to Kukutis / 149

Translator's Notes / 152
Biographical Notes / 154