Writing from Ukraine: Fiction, Poetry and Essays since 1965
A selection of fifteen of Ukraine’s most important, dynamic and entertaining contemporary writers
Mark Andryczyk’s selection of edited fiction, poetry and essays is a hidden cultural gem. Each element of writing is just as significant as the other, making this book a must need read.
Under USSR rule, the subject matter and style of expression in literature in Ukraine was controlled and censored. But once Ukraine gained independence in 1991 its literary scene flourished, as the moving and delightful poems, essays and extracts collected here show.
There are fifteen authors included in this book, both established and emerging, and in this anthology we see them grappling with history and the future, with big questions and small moments.
From essays about Chernobyl to poetry about Robbie Williams, from fiction of Jimmy Hendrix live in Lviv to underground Ukrainian poetry of the Soviet era, WRITING FROM UKRAINE offers a unique window into a rich culture, a chance to experience a particularly Ukrainian sensibility and to celebrate Ukraine as a nation, as told by its writers.
Now more than ever, this book serves of huge importance. Packed with important fact, a constructed anthology that challenges those on what they think they know on Ukraine.
Published 04/08/2022 by Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 368 pages
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