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Mesopotamia

Title
Mesopotamia / Serhiy Zhadan ; prose translated from the Ukrainian by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler ; poetry translated from the Ukrainian by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps.
Author
Z︠H︡adan, Serhiĭ, 1974-
Publication
  • New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
  • ©2018

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Additional Authors
  • Costigan-Humes, Reilly
  • Wheeler, Isaac Stackhouse
  • Tkacz, Virlana, 1952-
  • Phipps, Wanda
Description
310 pages; 20 cm.
Summary
A unique work of fiction from the troubled streets of Ukraine, giving invaluable testimony to the new history unfolding in the nation's post-independence years. This captivating book is Serhiy Zhadan's ode to Kharkiv, the traditionally Russian-speaking city in Eastern Ukraine where he makes his home. A leader among Ukrainian post-independence authors, Zhadan employs both prose and poetry to address the disillusionment, complications, and complexities that have marked Ukrainian life in the decades following the Soviet Union's collapse. This new work provides an extraordinary depiction of the lives of working-class Ukrainians struggling against an implacable fate: the road forward seems blocked at every turn by demagogic forces and remnants of the Russian past. Zhadan's nine interconnected stories and accompanying poems are set in a city both representative and unusual, and his characters are simultaneously familiar and strange. Following a kind of magical-realist logic, his stories expose the grit and burden of stalled lives, the universal desire for intimacy, and a wistful realization of the off-kilter and even perverse nature of love--book flap.
Series Statement
A Margellos world republic of letters book
Uniform Title
  • Works. Selections. English
  • Месопотамія. English
  • Margellos world republic of letters book.
Alternative Title
Works.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Translations.
  • Short stories.
  • Poetry.
Language (note)
  • Translated from Ukrainian.
Call Number
JFD 18-4512
ISBN
  • 9780300223354
  • 0300223358
LCCN
2017955589
OCLC
1031379820
Author
Z︠H︡adan, Serhiĭ, 1974- author.
Title
Mesopotamia / Serhiy Zhadan ; prose translated from the Ukrainian by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler ; poetry translated from the Ukrainian by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phipps.
Publisher
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
Copyright Date
©2018
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
A Margellos world republic of letters book
Margellos world republic of letters book.
Language
Translated from Ukrainian.
Local Note
Autographed copy, signed by the author during his visit to the New York Public Library 4/9/2019.
Added Author
Costigan-Humes, Reilly, translator.
Wheeler, Isaac Stackhouse, translator.
Tkacz, Virlana, 1952- translator.
Phipps, Wanda, translator.
Research Call Number
JFD 18-4512
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