LITHUANIAN QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Volume 25, No.3 - Fall 1979
Editor of this issue: Jonas Zdanys
Copyright © 1979 LITUANUS Foundation, Inc.
Arthur Miller's Letter
Mr. P. Griškevičius
Communist Party of Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuanian SSR
Dear Mr. Griškevičius:
I write to ask you to do all in your power to obtain permission for the poet Tomas Venclova to leave the USSR. In the spirit of the United Nations Charter as well as the Helsinki Accords, the right of a citizen to depart from his country is guaranteed and in this particular case these international agreements particularly apply; this poet finds it impossible to pursue his normal literary work in his present situation. I hope this plea will be accepted as coming not only from the undersigned, but innumerable men and women of letters in the United States.