Ukrainian Literature

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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
Beau Monde on Empires Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine
Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine
By Mayhill C. Fowler

In Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge, Mayhill C. Fowler tells the story of the rise and fall of a group of men who created culture both Soviet and Ukrainian.

Published May 2017
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
Towards Intellectual History of Ukraine: An Anthology of Ukrainian thought from 1710 to 1995
Towards Intellectual History of Ukraine: An Anthology of Ukrainian thought from 1710 to 1995
Edited by Ralph Lindheim and George S.N. Luckyj

Leading Ukrainian writers, scholars, intellectuals, political figures, and statesman present their views on Ukrainian history, especially its relation to Russia, but also discuss their society, literature, and culture, as well as the slow but dramatic formation and growth of national identity.

Published Dec 1996
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