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?
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]!”
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.”
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”.
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?
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