Studi Slavistici VIII • 2011
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Neue Heimat <em>Vorošylovgrad</em>? Žadans poetische Ost-Ukraine

Published January 24, 2012
How to Cite
Kratochvil, A. (2012). Neue Heimat <em>Vorošylovgrad</em&gt;? Žadans poetische Ost-Ukraine. Studi Slavistici, 8(1), 221-229.


The latest novel, Vorošylovhrad, by Ukrainian writer Serhij Žadan takes the reader to an East-Ukrainian post-totalitarian landscape and reveals a special Žadan-like geo-poetic (e.g. in comparison with the Galizian geo-poetic of Jurij Andruxovyč). Unlike his previous novel, Depeche Mode, it is not only a story about the hero’s journey through a devastated post-Soviet landscape, i.e. a metaphorical reflection of the search for one’s own past, but as well a story about finding a way to remember this past. The ability to remember the past offers a way out of the state of transcendental and real homelessness (the story ends with a budding love-story, a novum in Žadan’s prose).


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