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By Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

This e-book is the 1st to discover the Jewish contribution to, and integration with, Ukrainian tradition. Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern specializes in 5 writers and poets of Jewish descent whose literary actions span the Eighties to the Nineties. in contrast to their East eu contemporaries who disparaged the tradition of Ukraine as second-rate, stateless, and colonial, those participants embraced the Russian- and Soviet-dominated Ukrainian neighborhood, incorporating their Jewish issues of their Ukrainian-language writings.

 

The writer argues that the marginality of those literati as Jews fuelled their sympathy towards Ukrainians and their nationwide reason. delivering broad ancient historical past, biographical element, and research of every writer’s poetry and prose, Petrovsky-Shtern indicates how a Ukrainian-Jewish literary culture emerged. alongside the best way, he demanding situations assumptions approximately sleek Jewish acculturation and Ukrainian-Jewish relations.

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