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From Three Worlds New Writing from Ukraine

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ISBN-10: 0939010526

ISBN-13: 9780939010523

Edition: 1996

Authors: Ed Hogan, Askold Melnyczuk, Michael Naydan, Mykola Riabchuk, Oksana Zabuzhko

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A vigorous collection of prose and poetry showcasing the work of fifteen of the former Soviet republic's best contemporary writers.-Kirkus Reviews Zephyr Press and Glas copublished From Three Worlds: New Writing from Ukraine, in order to showcase the vibrant literary movement within Ukraine. This anthology represents not only a collection of some of Ukraine's most talented writers, but is also a medium for Ukrainian literature to rewrite the Soviet palimpsest that has sytematically repressed and excluded Ukrainian voices. "Ukrainian independence (1991), the most important event in the country's history in this century, freed writers enormously. As long as they remained stateless, they were more or less stuck with endlessly shoring up the foundation on which a literature might be built. All earlier attempts over the last hundred years at creating "art for the sake of art" had failed. Now, at last, writers can move beyond their role as missionaries proselytizing on behalf of the Ukrainian language. Today, for the first time, they have a choice. Those who wish to may work in politics, education, or as propagandists, using their gifts for ideological purposes. Others may rally under beauty's banner or, on the contrary, strive to shock with deliberate ugliness."--Solomea Pavlychko
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Zephyr Press
Publication date: 7/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.90" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.704

Oksana Zabuzhko was born in 1960 in Ukraine. She made her poetry debut at the age of 12, yet, because her parents had been blacklisted during the Soviet purges of the 1970s, it was not until the perestroika that her first book was published. She graduated from the department of philosophy of Kyiv Shevchenko University, obtained her PhD in philosophy of arts, and has spent some time in the USA lecturing as a Fulbright Fellow and a Writer-in-Residence at Penn State University, Harvard University, and University of Pittsburgh. After the publication of her novel "Field Work in Ukrainian Sex" (1996), which in 2006 was named "the most influential Ukrainian book for the 15 years of independence", she has been living in Kiev as a free-lance author. She has authored 17 books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, which have been translated into fifteen languages. Among her numerous acknowledgments are the Global Commitment Foundation Poetry Prize (1997), MacArthur Grant (2002), Antonovych International Foundation Prize (2008), the Ukrainian National Award, the Order of Princess Olha (2009), and many other national awards.Halyna Hryn is a Ukrainian to English translator.

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