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Ukrainian Epic and Historical Song: Folklore in Context
Ukrainian Epic and Historical Song: Folklore in Context
By Natalie Kononenko

Natalie Kononenko’s expert translation and analysis of Ukrainian epics provides a sweeping social history of folklore that is vital to Ukrainian identity.

Available Jan 2018
My Final Territory: Selected Essays
My Final Territory: Selected Essays
Yuri Andrukhovych
Edited by Michael M. Naydan
Translated by Mark Andryczyk and Michael M. Naydan

Yuri Andrukhovych is one of Ukraine’s preeminent authors and cultural commentators.

My Final Territory is a collection of Andrukhovych’s philosophical, autobiographical, political, and literary essays, which demonstrate his enormous talent as an essayist to the English-speaking world.

Available Jan 2018
Writing the Yugoslav Wars: Literature, Postmodernism, and the Ethics of Representation
Writing the Yugoslav Wars: Literature, Postmodernism, and the Ethics of Representation
By Dragana Obradović

In Writing the Yugoslav Wars, Dragana Obradović analyses how the Yugoslav wars of secession helped shape the region’s literary culture. Obradović argues that the crisis of the country’s disintegration posed an ethical challenge to self-identified postmodernists.

Published Nov 2016
Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home
Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home
Edited by Lisa Grekul and Lindy Ledohowski

Unbound is a book that should be on the shelves of Canadian literature fans and those interested in the study of ethnic, postcolonial, and diasporic literature.

Published Mar 2016
Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture
Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture
Edited by Angela Brintlinger and Ilya Vinitsky

Editors Angela Brintlinger and Ilya Vinitsky have brought together essays that cover over 250 years and address a wide variety of ideas related to madness

Published Oct 2015
The All-Encompassing Eye of Ukraine: Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Realist Prose
The All-Encompassing Eye of Ukraine: Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi's Realist Prose
By Maxim Tarnawsky

In The All-Encompassing Eye of Ukraine, Maxim Tarnawsky presents a thorough and much-needed reexamination of Ukrainian novelist Ivan Nechui-Levyts'kyi and his work.

Published Apr 2015
Reading Václav Havel
Reading Václav Havel
By David S. Danaher

In Reading Václav Havel, David S. Danaher approaches Havel’s remarkable body of work holistically, focusing on the language, images, and ideas which appear and reappear in the many genres in which Havel wrote.

Published Apr 2015
Automatic for the Masses: The Death of the Author and the Birth of Socialist Realism
Automatic for the Masses: The Death of the Author and the Birth of Socialist Realism
By Petre M. Petrov

In Automatic for the Masses, Petre M. Petrov offers a novel, theoretically informed account of the transition from modernism to Socialist Realism, tracing their connections through Modernist notions of agency and authorship.

Published Mar 2015
Valerii Pereleshin: The Life of a Silkworm
Valerii Pereleshin: The Life of a Silkworm
By Olga Bakich

In Valerii Pereleshin: The Life of a Silkworm, Bakich delves deep into Pereleshin’s poems and letters to tell the rich life story of this underappreciated writer.

Published Mar 2015
In the House of the Hanged: Essays and Vers Libres
In the House of the Hanged: Essays and Vers Libres
By Sasha Sokolov Translated from the Russian and annotated by Alexander Boguslawski

In The House of the Hanged features the first-ever translation of thirteen of Sokolov's major essays and free verses.

Published Apr 2012