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The White Chalk of Days

The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Anthology

Mark Andryczyk (editor)

ISBN: 9781618118622

Publication Date: Oct 2018

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

Presents translations of literary works that imaginatively engage pivotal issues in today's Ukraine and express its tribulations and jubilations. Featuring poetry, fiction, and essays by fifteen Ukrainian writers, the anthology offers English-language readers a wide array of the most beguiling literature written in Ukraine in the past fifty years.
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  • Table of Contents
  • Author Biography
  • Customer Reviews
The publication of The White Chalk of Days: The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Anthology commemorates the tenth year of the Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series. Co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University and the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Series has recurrently organized readings in the US for Ukraine's leading writers since 2008. The anthology presents translations of literary works by Series guests that imaginatively engage pivotal issues in today's Ukraine and express its tribulations and jubilations. Featuring poetry, fiction, and essays by fifteen Ukrainian writers, the anthology offers English-language readers a wide array of the most beguiling literature written in Ukraine in the past fifty years.

Reviews

"…this masterfully translated, lucid, and engaging selection showcases the extraordinary power, vitality, and diversity of writing in contemporary Ukraine." – Maryna Romanets, University of Northern British Columbia

"It's a great public service to enlarge our acquaintance with this indispensable work, an act of moral generosity. But what the reader will be most grateful for is the sheer pleasure of it." – Lloyd Schwartz, poet and Pulitzer Prize-winning critic

"This book stands as a notable contribution to appreciating major currents in Ukrainian literature of the last generation–an appreciation that, for most of us, is notably overdue." - World Literature Today

Featured in the TLS (June 22 2018)

"Mark Andryczyk describes the longing of many writers to liberate themselves..."
"Rather the singing the praise of national heroes, [Bondar] records the humour and humiliations of everyday life."
"The kind of poetry included in these collections is the antithesis of propaganda; these poetic dialogues are a valuable reminder that there is nothing immutable about Russian-Ukrainian enmity."
Pages 336
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Oct 2018
Publisher Academic Studies Press
Series Ukrainian Studies
Subject/s European history   Anthologies (non-poetry)   Fiction  
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Kennan Institute/Harriman Institute Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series
  • Introduction
  • A Note On Transliteration
  • ANDREY KURKOV
  • From Jimi Hendrix Live in Lviv
  • HRYTSKO CHUBAI
  • The Woman
  • and ever so slowly looms . . .
  • The Corridor with Eye-Sized Doors
  • When your lips are but a half a breath away . . .
  • From Maria
  • Light and Confession
  • OLEH LYSHEHA
  • Song 55
  • MARJANA SAVKA
  • Books We've Never Read
  • From A Short History of Dance
  • Easter Jazz
  • For Yann Tiersen
  • Boston, April 2007
  • Baghdad Night
  • In This City
  • Who, Marlene, Who?
  • Some woman . . .
  • Organs of Sense
  • My beloved sun . . .
  • VIKTOR NEBORAK
  • From Genesis of the Flying Head
  • Monologue from a Canine Pretext
  • A Drum-Tympanum (a sonnet uttered by the Flying Head)
  • She (rap performance by the Kids of the Queenie) Part 3
  • An Itty Bitty Ditty ‘bout Mr. Bazio (sung by Viktor Morozov)
  • Fish
  • Supper
  • Green sounds echo . . .
  • The Writer
  • The Poet
  • ANDRIY BONDAR
  • Genes
  • Slavic Gods
  • The Men of My Country
  • Just Don't Push Me Away
  • Fantasy
  • Robbie Williams
  • St. Nick No. 628
  • The Roman Alphabet
  • Jogging
  • YURI ANDRUKHOVYCH
  • The Star Absinthe: Notes on a Bitter Anniversary
  • TARAS PROKHASKO 1
  • Selections from FM Galicia
  • 22.11
  • 24.11
  • 30.11
  • 04.12
  • 07.12
  • 09.12
  • 15.12
  • 16.12
  • 23.12
  • 15.01
  • 24.01
  • 25.01
  • 27.01
  • 10.02
  • SERHIY ZHADAN
  • Chinese Cooking
  • Hotel Business
  • Children's Train
  • The Inner Color of Eyes
  • AlcoholContraband
  • Paprika
  • . . . not to wake her up . . .
  • The Lord Sympathizes with Outsiders
  • The Smallest Girl in Chinatown
  • Owner of the Best Gay Bar
  • The Percentage of Suicides among Clowns
  • IVAN MALKOVYCH
  • Stand up and look . . .
  • bird's elegy
  • happiness . . .
  • futile people
  • The Village Teacher's Lesson
  • Nothing is right here, you see: . . .
  • An Evening with Great-Grandma
  • The black parachute of anxiety grows . . .
  • There is much–I know–sadness . . .
  • The Man
  • The Music That Walked Away
  • At Home
  • I gaze at my mountains . . .
  • Tonight . . .
  • Circle
  • an evening (goose) pastoral
  • A Message for T.
  • VASYL GABOR
  • The High Water
  • A Story About One Dollar
  • Five Short Stories for Natalie–The Fifth Story–The Last One–The Lover
  • YURI VYNNYCHUK
  • The Flowerbed in the Kilim
  • Pea Soup
  • From Spring Games in Summer Gardens
  • Prologue
  • The Pilgrim's Dance, Part One
  • Malva Landa, Part One
  • Pears à la Crêpe
  • OLEKSANDR BOICHENKO
  • Out of Great Love
  • The Lunch of a Man of Letters
  • In a State of Siege
  • SOPHIA ANDRUKHOVYCH
  • An Out-of-tune-Piano, an Accordion
  • LYUBA YAKIMCHUK
  • Apricots of the Donbas
  • The Face of Coal
  • The Slag Piles of Breasts
  • Apricots in Hard Hats
  • My Grandmother's Fairy Tale
  • The Book of Angels
  • the eye of the slag heap
  • decomposition
  • eyebrows
  • I have a crisis for you
  • false friends and beloved
  • such people are called naked
  • marsala
  • About The Editor
Since 2007 Mark Andryczyk has been teaching Ukrainian literature at Columbia University and administering the Ukrainian Studies Program at its Harriman Institute. He is author of the monograph "The Intellectual as Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction" (University of Toronto Press, 2012) - Ukrainian edition (Piramida, 2014) - and a translator of Ukrainian literature into English.

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