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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
Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations
Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations
Edited by Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, and Serhii Plokhy

Ukraine and Europe challenges the popular perception of Ukraine as a country torn between Europe and the east. Twenty-two scholars from Europe, North America, and Australia explore the complexities of Ukraine’s relationship with Europe and its role the continent’s historical and cultural development.

Available Dec 2017
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
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
The Intellectual as Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction:
The Intellectual as Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction:
By Mark Andryczyk

The Intellectual as Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction weaves a fascinating narrative full of colourful characters by examining the prose of today's leading writers.

Published Mar 2012
Modernism in Kyiv: Jubilant Experimentation
Modernism in Kyiv: Jubilant Experimentation

Edited by Irena R. Makaryk and Virlana Tkacz

The first book-length examination of this subject, Modernism in Kyiv is a breakthrough accomplishment that will become a standard volume in the field.

Published May 2010
Shakespeare in the Undiscovered Bourn: Les Kurbas, Ukrainian Modernism, and Early Soviet Cultural Politics
Shakespeare in the Undiscovered Bourn: Les Kurbas, Ukrainian Modernism, and Early Soviet Cultural Politics
By Irena Makaryk

Shakespeare in the Undiscovered Bourn examines the complexities of the Soviet encounter with Shakespeare. It thus makes an important contribution to the studies of theatre, cross-culturalism, modernism, and postcolonialism.

Published Apr 2004
Lesya Ukrainka
Lesya Ukrainka

By Constantine Bida

Translated by Vera Rich

This book, sponsored by the Women’s Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Committee, is a discussion of Lesya Ukrainka's life and works and includes selected translations.

Published Sep 2017