[Aaus-community-list] [aaus-list] Reminder: Serhiy Zhadan at
Columbia Dec 2nd
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The Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia
University invites you
A Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series Event
GOSPELS & SPIRITUALS
an evening with writer Serhiy Zhadan
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Harriman Atrium, 12th Floor, International Affairs Building,
420 West 118th St.
Reading their translations of Serhiy Zhadan's poetry will be Virlana
Tkacz and Wanda Phipps of the Yara Arts Group!
This English-language event is free and open to the public.
Serhiy Zhadan is the most popular poet of the post-independence
generation in Ukraine.
His work speaks to the disillusionment, difficulties and ironies that
the collapse of the
Soviet Union has brought. His readings fill large auditoriums and he
regularly. Originally, the enfant terrible of Ukrainian letters, now
in his thirties he
is considered the most important poet of the decade and even one of
the leading voices of
the last century.
He is the author of the collections of poetry: Rose Degenerate (1993)
General Judas (1995), Pepsi (1998), the very, very best poems,
psychedelic stories of
fighting and other bullshit (selected works 1992-2000, 2000), Ballads
about War and
Reconstruction (2001), History of Culture at the Turn of This Century
(2004), Maradona (2007), Lili Marlene (2009) and Ethiopia (2009). His
is the author of
the prose publications: Big Mac (2003), Depeche Mode (2004), Anarchy
in the UKR (2005),
The Hymn of the Democratic Youth (2006) and Voroshylovhrad (2010). A
volume of his
collected works, Kapital, was published in 2006. Serhiy Zhadan has
also written several
theatre pieces, which have been staged in Kharkiv and New York. He has
edited several anthologies of poetry and prose. His work has been
German, English, Polish, Hungarian, Slovak, Slovenian, Serbian,
Belarusian, Russian and Armenian.
The Contemporary Ukrainian Literature Series is cosponsored by the
Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University and by the
Kennan Institute. For
more information call Dr. Mark Andryczyk at 212-854-4697, or write to
ukrainianstudies at columbia.edu.
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