Oksana Zabuzhko, UkraineÆs leading public intellectual, is called upon to make sense of the unthinkable reality of our times. In this breathtaking short story collection, she turns the concept of truth over in her hands like a beautifully crafted pair of
Called 'the most influential Ukrainian book for the 15 years of independence, 'Field Work in Ukrainian Sex' by Oksana Zabuzhko is the tale of one woman's personal revolt provoked by a top literary scandal of the decade. The author, a noted Ukrainian poet
In this exceptional collection of dispatches from occupied Donbas, writer and journalist Stanislav Aseyev details the internal and external changes observed in the cities of Makiïvka and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. Aseyev scrutinizes his immediate environment and questions himself in an attempt to understand the reasons behind the success of Russian propaganda among the working-class residents of the industrial region of Donbas.
In an isolated village high in the Armenian mountains, a close-knit community bickers, gossips and laughs. Their only connection to the outside world is an ancient telegraph wire and a perilous mountain road that even goats struggle to navigate. As they go about their daily lives – harvesting crops, making baklava, tidying houses – the villagers sustain one another through good times and bad. But sometimes all it takes is a spark of romance to turn life on its head, and a plot to bring two of Maran's most stubbornly single residents together soon gives the village something new to gossip about...
Having realized that, with the exception of cholent and flodni (a Jewish multilayered poppy-seed pastry), she knew nothing about Transylvanian Jewish cuisine, Kinga Julia Kiraly set out on a three-year project to fulfill her own cravings for authentic flavors - but, more profoundly, to learn about prewar recipes and customs and to find out what remained of kosher households in Northern Transylvania. She conducted some three hundred hours of participant-observer interviews, sometimes spiced with cooking sessions, with ten survivors who had experienced the Holocaust as teenagers or children. At the heart of Kinga Julia Kiraly's work are the simplest things, the minutiae of everyday life. Tiny details, which, in the recording, are transformed into something of huge significance. She created handholds of remembrance for the last surviving members of a minority.
Sidonie C. was born in 1900 and became particularly well-known for being sent to Dr. Freud as a young woman in order to treat her homosexuality. She became a famous case documented by Freud. With vivid language, Ines Rieder and Diana Voigt tell the eventful story of a strong-willed and fascinating woman from an upper-class family whose life was profoundly shattered by the expulsion and extermination of the Jewish population. The biography is based on numerous interviews and many years of research and was supplemented by extensive photographic material and detailed background information.
This volume, focusing on the recovery of some forgotten facts about a very painful period of our history, addresses major concerns and problems. Stories dealing with life of surviving Jews after Holocaust are as important as the stories of the Holocaust itself. These are the stories of surviving Jews after the Holocaust, living memories of fear and strength, personal and interior battles, (in)tolerance and finding a place in a new world, but also acceptance of the pain of joy and hope for a better future.
On September 30, 1919, local law enforcement in rural Phillips County, Arkansas, attacked black sharecroppers at a meeting of the Progressive Farmers and Household Union of America. The next day, hundreds of white men from the Delta, along with US Army troops, converged on the area 'with blood in their eyes.' What happened next was one of the deadliest incidents of racial violence in the history of the United States, leaving a legacy of trauma and silence that has persisted for more than a century. In the wake of the massacre, the NAACP and Little Rock lawyer Scipio Jones spearheaded legal action that revolutionized due process in America.
A career diplomat in the Hungarian Diplomatic Service from the age of 25, Antal Ullein-Reviczky served in Vienna, Paris, Istanbul, and Zagreb from 1919-1938, when he became head of the Press Department at the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs until August 1943, obtaining the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary in December 1940. He was the right hand man of Prime Minister Miklos Kallay and enemy of the Nazis. from September 1943 through March 1944 he served as Hungarian Minister in Sweden, and then Representative of 'Free Hungary' until July 1945. He spent the remainder of his life in exile and passed away in London in 1955.
This collection of essays considers the Soviet-era gulag in the Baltic States within the broader international research on displacement and cultural memory. Scholars from the Baltic States, Western Europe, Canada, and the United States explore the following questions: Do different groups of deportees experience deportation differently? How do the accounts of women, children and men differ? Do various ethnic groups remember the past differently? How do they use historical and cultural paradigms to structure their experience in unique ways? To answer these questions the authors researched archives, read testimonies (with an emphasis on testimonies by women and children), interviewed former deportees, and examined cultural artifacts produced since the late 1980s, applying cross-disciplinary approaches used in the study of Holocaust testimonies. The essays in the book also examine the issues of cultural transmission and commemoration, as well as public manifestations of the after-effects of deportations in contemporary social, cultural and political contexts of Baltic societies, including refl ections of the Gulag in literature, the cinema and museums.