GRE Testing Locations
Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test. This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in Latvia, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Latvia offer both GRE general test and the GRE subject tests.
- RIGA, LATVIA – APCU-8057
Baltijas Datoru Akademija (BDA), 3rd Floor, 4 Tallinas Street, RIGA
Computer Based Test
GRE Test Dates
There are two types of test format offered by the test maker – ETS: Computer-delivered and Paper-delivered GRE general tests. For computer based test format, the GRE General Test is offered year-round on a continuous basis, and available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis. For paper based general test, testing is available three times per year. The following test dates apply:
|Test Dates for Paper Based||Deadlines for Registration||Scores Available|
|November 09, 2019||October 4, 2019||December 20, 2019|
|February 1, 2020||December 27, 2019||March 13, 2020|
GRE Subject Tests in Latvia
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Latvian literature. Oral folk literature, v. a. Fairy tales and Dainas (Daina), goes back to early times. Latvian literature developed from the end of the 16th century. In 1585 the first book in Latvian appeared in Vilnius, a translation of Canisius’sCatholic Catechism; In 1586 a Latvian translation of the Small Catechism by M. Luther was published in Königsberg. Hymn books, collections of sermons and the like translated by German pastors followed; 1685–89 the Latvian translation of the Bible by Johann Ernst Glück (* 1654, † 1705) was published in Riga. The first artistic texts in Latvian were translations and utility poetry. The first major work was the collection “Graceful Fables and Tales” (1766) by Gottfried Friedrich Stender (* 1714, † 1796); further works were created up to the middle of the 19th century, among others. in the form of useful poetry by Ansis Leitāns (* 1815, † 1874), however, could only be received by the small readership at the time. Check rctoysadvice to see Latvia Overview.
After 1850 it was v. a. Juris Alunāns (* 1832, † 1864), Auseklis (* 1850, † 1879) and Andrejs Pumpurs (* 1841, † 1902), who presented ever more demanding works in romantic tradition, including Pumpur’s national epic »Lačplēsis« (1888). Realism, introduced by the novel »Die Zeiten der Landmesser« (1879) by the brothers Reinis Kaudzīte (* 1839, † 1920) and Matīss Kaudzīte (* 1848, † 1926), was experienced in the work of the novelist and playwright Rudolfs Blaumanis (* 1863, † 1908) a climax.
Towards the end of the 19th century, a symbolistically oriented neo-romanticism developed, v. a. in the poetry and dramas by Jānis Rainis (* 1856, † 1929; cycle of poems “Ferner Nachhall am Blauen Abend”, 1903) and the poetry of his wife Aspazija (* 1868, † 1943; drama “The Silver Veil”, 1905). Kārlis Skalbe (* 1879, † 1945) and Jānis Akuraters (* 1876, † 1937) are committed to early modernism in their work, especially in their poems and short prose. Anna Brigadere (* 1861, † 1933)and Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš (* 1877, † 1962) created neorealistic prose works.
The period of statehood (1918–40) was marked by a rich and varied development. Individual poets often represented different directions of modernity in their work and were often close to neo-romanticism, symbolism or acmeism. In addition to the patriotic poet and narrator Edvarts Virza (* 1883, † 1940), the communist Vilis Lācis (* 1904, † 1966) was particularly successful with his novel »Der Fischersohn« (1933–34; German). Also important were Jēkabs Janševskis, Pēteris Ērmanis (* 1893, † 1969), Jānis Ezeriņš (* 1891, † 1924), Aīda Niedra (* 1899, † 1973) and Kārlis Zariņš (* 1889, † 1947). In the poetry, inter alia. the expressionist Aleksandrs Čaks (* 1901, † 1950), the national romantic Jānis Medenis (* 1903, † 1961), Andrejs Eglītis and Strçlerte.
If the number of Latvian intellectuals had already been decimated by deportations to the Soviet Union before 1941 (including the narrator Aleksandrs Grīns, * 1895, † 1941, fell victim to them), when the Soviet army finally occupied it in 1944, there was a mass exodus to the West one. Even in the German reception camps, a literature of standing was created, which in the further emigration, v. a. in Sweden and the USA, found its continuation, so in the poetry of Zinaida Lazda, Veronika Strēlerte, Velta Sniķere (* 1920), Velta Toma (* 1912, † 1999) and others. In the prose, inter alia Anšlavs Eglītis, Jānis Klīdzejs (* 1914, † 2000) and Zenta Mauriņa continues.
In the Latvian SSR, the writers A. Upītis, Vilis Lācis (* 1904, † 1966), Jānis Sudrabkalns (* 1894, † 1975) and others came first. to speak. Important works of Latvian literature were created in the 1960s, as the “thaw period” after 1956 allowed greater freedom in form and content. The revival was particularly noticeable in the poetry, in which, in addition to Vizma Belševica (* 1931, † 2005), Ojārs Vācietis, Imants Ziedonis and Māris Čaklais (* 1940, † 2003), younger authors such as Laima Līvena (* 1943, † 2006) or Leons Briedis (* 1949) were successful. Well-known prose writers were Alberts Bels (* 1938), Andris Jekūbans (* 1941) and Regina Ezera. The drama received new impulses from G. Priede . With the decline of the USSR, the niknās meitenes (analogous to the Angry Young Men of English literature) appeared, to which i.a. Gundega Repše (* 1960) and Rudīte Kalpina (* 1966) are counted.
Many authors who had already been active in the interwar period continued to work in Latvian literature in exile. Since the 1960s, there has been an increasing trend towards problems and styles of the present and a turning away from fixation on the past. The survival of a number of literary journals also offered younger talents publication opportunities, such as B. the poets Astrīde Ivaska (* 1926, † 2015), Baiba Bičole (* 1931) and Margita Gutmane (* 1943). The field of drama was dominated by the old master of the trade, Mārtiņš Zīverts. The prose writer A. Eglītis edited his novels as dramas. Other important storytellers and novelists were Guntis Zariņš (* 1926, † 1965), Ilze Šķipsna (* 1928, † 1981), Dzintars Sodums (* 1922, † 2008) and G. Janovskis.
The independence of Latvia in 1991, which was also borne by the writers and their contribution to society, created the prerequisites for literature that was only committed to artistic self-responsibility. The authors, including numerous representatives of the younger generation (in the poetry: Uldis Bērziņš, * 1944, † 2021; Māra Zālīte, * 1952; Amanda Aizpuriete, * 1956; in the prose: Aivars Kļavis, * 1953; Andra Neiburga, * 1957; G. Repše; Guntis Berelis, * 1961; Nora Ikstena, * 1969), increasingly took up previously taboo topics; at the same time they began to come to terms with the Soviet past. The reception of the Latvian authors in exile, who had caught up with the trends in contemporary world literature (including Šķipsna) and whose works are now being published again in Latvia, plays an important role. Participation in European topics and discourses, subject to individual, country-specific contributions and perspectives, has been clear since 1996. The magazine »Karogs«, which dates back to the Soviet era, now plays the role of a traditional, but proven and enduring literary tradition.