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Where Currents Meet

Frontiers of Memory in Post-Soviet Fiction of Kharkiv, Ukraine

Where Currents Meet treats the Ukrainian and Russian components of cultural experience in Ukraine's East as elements of a complex continuum. This study of cultural memory in post-Soviet space shows how its inhabitants negotiate the historical legacy they have inherited. Tanya Zaharchenko approaches contemporary Ukrainian literature at the intersection of memory studies and border studies, and her analysis adds a new voice to an ongoing exploration of cultural and historical discourses in Ukraine. This scholarly journey through storylines explores the ways in which younger writers in Kharkiv (Kharkov in Russian), a diverse, dynamic, but understudied border city in east Ukraine today come to grips with a traumatized post-Soviet cultural landscape. Zaharchenko's book examines the works of Serhiy Zhadan, Andrei Krasniashchikh, Yuri Tsaplin, Oleh Kotsarev and others, introducing them as a "doubletake" generation who came of age during the Soviet Union's collapse and as adults revisited this experience in their novels. Filling the space between society and the state, local literary texts have turned into forms of historical memory and agents of political life.

About the Author

Tanya Zaharchenko (MSc Oxon 2007, PhD Cantab 2014) was the 2015 Einstein Fellow in Germany, and is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Oslo.

9789633861196 : where-currents-meet-zaharchenko
226 Pages
$69.00 USD

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