New York Elegies: Ukrainian Poems on the City (Ukrainian Studies) (Paperback)

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"New York Elegies offers an astonishing richness of poems born out of the encounter between the city and several outstanding Ukrainian poets. It also provides a historical context for their voices and locates them in the Ukrainian literary tradition. An excellent book for poetry lovers, New York aficionados and academic scholars." --Irena Grudzińska-Gross, Princeton University

New York Elegies attempts to demonstrate how descriptions and evocations of New York City are connected to various stylistic modes and topical questions urgent to Ukrainian poetry throughout its development. The collection thus gives readers the opportunity to view New York through various poetic and stylistic lenses.

Ukrainian poets connected themselves to a powerful myth of New York, the myth of urban modernity and problematic vitality. The city of exiles and outsiders sees itself reflected in the mirror that newcomers and exiles created. By adding new voices and layers to this amalgam, it is possible to observe the expanded picture of this worldly poetic city.

About the Author

Ostap Kin is an archivist and literary researcher. He co-translated The Maidan After Hours (2017), a chapbook by Vasyl Lozynsky and Songs for a Dead Rooster (forthcoming with Lost Horse Press), a collection of poems by Yuri Andrukhovych.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781618118912
ISBN-10: 1618118919
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Publication Date: February 19th, 2019
Pages: 330
Language: English
Series: Ukrainian Studies