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Oct 22, 2022
Who Was Lesya Ukrainka?

Polish Literature & Ukrainian Money

Lesya Ukrainka was one of the most notable literary figures from the Dnieper area and one of the most significant European modernists. She is the only woman whose face has ever adorned Ukrainian banknotes. What ties her to the culture of Poland?

Oct 12, 2022
By BBC Culture

The 10 best books of 2022 – Part 2

Introducing the top 10 books of 2022 compiled by BBC Culture , Part II.

Oct 11, 2022
By BBC Culture

The 10 best books of 2022 – Part 1

Introducing the top 10 books of 2022 compiled by BBC Culture.

Oct 9, 2022
A turbulent century

Contemporary Ukrainian writers and their opinions

Nina Murray talked about the country’s literature. “There’s a long-standing humorous tradition [in Lviv], because it’s always been a mixed city where different classes of people made fun of each other. But also the Jewish writer Sholem Aleichem is from Lviv and he was a great humorist. I’m biased because I’m from there [too]!”

Oct 8, 2022

A bridge of cultures

Writing from Ukraine that focuses on the current wars According to Dralyuk, Lyuba Yakimchuk is one of the country’s most important modern poets – “was a refugee from Donbas, from the war zone, and she has written very movingly about that experience”. Her 2016 poem Crow, Wheels highlights the apparent never-ending escalation of conflict: “When the city was destroyed, / they started fighting over the cemetery.”

Oct 8, 2022
The stories that

Depict Ukraine’s soul

According to John Self, the history of Ukrainian literature shows the nation’s tragic conflicts, its diverse population, and its unique sense of humor.

Oct 6, 2022

Life and Fate – The Soviet novel ‘too dangerous to read’

For the second installment of BBC Culture’s Banned Books series, Nicholas Barrett writes that Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate painted an image of the Soviet Union during World War II that highlighted “the grand sweep of history alongside the granular detail within”.

Sep 22, 2022
cultural ambassadors

Leading Armenian Writers Abroad

When discussing Armenian authors on an international range, Armenians normally discuss William Saroyan as well as Sergey Dovlatov. Yet that’s past. As well as that are one of the most effective writers with Armenian descent today?

Sep 16, 2022
Ilia Chavchavadze

Georgia Marks 115th Anniversary of Among The Majority Of Terrible Occasions in Background of Georgia, Murder of Ilia Chavchavadze

Georgia notes the 115th anniversary of among one of the most awful occasions in the background of Georgia, the murder of Ilia Chavchavadze.

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