Literature, Exile, Alterity: The New York Group of Ukrainian Poets

Literature, Exile, Alterity: The New York Group of Ukrainian Poets - Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures and History

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Publisher's Synopsis

This pioneering book is the first to present the postwar phenomenon of the New York Group of Ukrainian émigré poets as a case study for exploring cultural and aesthetic ramifications of exile. It focuses on the poets' diasporic and transnational connections both with their country of origin and their adopted homelands, underscoring the group's role in the shaping of the cultural and literary image of Ukraine abroad. Displacements, forced or voluntary, engender states of alterity, states of living in-between, living in the interstices of different cultures and different linguistic realities. The poetry of the founding members of the New York Group reflects these states admirably. The poets accepted their exilic condition with no grudges and nurtured the link with their homeland via texts written in the mother tongue. This account of the group's output and legacy will appeal to all those eager to explore the poetry of East European nations and to those interested in larger cultural contexts for the development of European modernisms.

Book information

ISBN: 9781618117779
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Imprint: Academic Studies Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 891.7913
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 440g
Height: 234mm
Width: 156mm
Spine width: 15mm