Backstage of Ukrainian Revolutions: Literary essays

Backstage of Ukrainian Revolutions: Literary essays Ihor Skrypnyk

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The book by Ihor Skrypnyk, a Ukrainian journalist, essayist and writer, speaks of his experience of living through the upbuilding of Ukrainian independence at the turn of the 21st century. In the collection of essays Backstage of Ukrainian Revolutions, the author, with his characteristic hermeticism of texts, comprehends the price of freedom, complex psychological moments of his own political imprisonment, the blood of the Ukrainian-Russian war. The book includes his metaphysical reflections on national freedom, a middle Ukrainian who is oft en forced to confront not only the external enemy, but also theatrically disguised internal one.


Additional information

Product code: 00209

ISBN: 978-617-664-143-8

Publish year: 2019

Genre: Fiction literature

Age categories: Adult

Cover: Hardcover

Size: 20×13 см


Paladin of Emptiness

Posted by Bohdan Pastukh

February 7, 2019

The conservative revolution differs from the left revolution in that it does not feed on the energy of decay, theforce of rapid destruction of the established order. This revolution arises in the atmosphere of the postmodern world where there are no binary oppositions, no boundaries between good and evil, white and black, male and female ... Here everything is woven into a devilish imitation pattern, here the fear to seethings existent, their tragedy and beauty, prevails.

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The One Who Was at the Backstage

Posted by Nazar Danchyshyn

April 1, 2019

Ihor Skrypnyk, in his author's preface to his debut book Backstage of Ukrainian Revolutions, seeming to explain its idea to readers, states that "all writers of this world write mainly about War, Madness, or Travel." And he adds: "Every writer — one way or another — writes about himself, and a writer who does not have a biography istrebly unhappy." In fact, these three components, War, Madness and Travel, grown up on theblood-smelling soil of the biography, rich in stunning scenes, form a mosaic of the narration.
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Night that Forebodesthe Dawn(Conversation with Ihor Skrypnyk)

Posted by Mariana Zeleniuk

March 26, 2019

Georg Trakl, in one of his poems, mentions a wolf whoman angelis trying to overcome. "Einroter Wolf, den ein Engel würgt" — it seems to sound like this. A similar angel struggling with a wolf adorned one of the UPSD (Ukrainian People's Self-Defence) propaganda postcards in the 1990s. Botha wolf and an angel are beautiful, each in their own way, and each of them is worth to be depicted by means of writing. Botha wolf and an angelcan inspire. Both are created by the Lord. God is everywhere. Even in the tricks of the devil. In the Middle Ages, this was called sacred holism which means that any fragment of this nottoo perfect world could be the source of inspiration.
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