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The White Chalk of Days

The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Anthology

Mark Andryczyk (editor)

ISBN: 9781618116611

Publication Date: Oct 2017

Format: Hardback

Also available as: Paperback  

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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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."
Illustrations 15
Pages 336
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Oct 2017
Publisher Academic Studies Press
Subject/s European history   Anthologies (non-poetry)   Fiction  
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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