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Pseudonym of Lithuanian diplomat, editor and author Ignas Jurkūnas (1889-1959), in Sweden (initially as a refugee) from 1940, where he wrote as Ignas Scheynius Jurkun. He is of sf interest for Siegfried Immerselbe atsijaunina: romanas (1934; trans Albinus Baranausk as Rejuvenation of Siegfried Immerselbe 1965), in which an Aryan racist undergoes Rejuvenation with the hormones of a Jew, and engages in a course of spiritual rebirth. Given the date of its original publication, the book can be seen as both transgressive (see Race in SF) and groundbreaking (see Politics). [JC]
born Seiniai, Gelvonai, Lithuania: 3 April 1889
died Stockholm, Sweden: 15 January 1959
- Siegfried Immerselbe atsijaunina: romanas (Kaunas, Lithuania: Sakalas, 1934) [binding unknown/]
- Rejuvenation of Siegfried Immerselbe (New York: Manyland Books, 1965) [trans by Albinus Baranauskas of the above: hb/]
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