[Aaus-list] Special Ukrainian Issue of Trafika Europe Released
mmn3 at psu.edu
Mon Mar 21 15:43:37 EDT 2016
*FOR RELEASE TO THE PRESS*
The literary journal Trafika Europe 7 (http://trafikaeurope.org/) has
just appeared online under the title Ukrainian Prayer. Guest-edited by
Woskob Family Professor of Ukrainian Studies at Penn State University
Michael Naydan, the issue begins with a prefatory article by Prof.
Naydan under the title “A Literary Phoenix Still Rising.”It includes
translations of the following prose writers:master storytellers *Maria
Matios* (an excerpt from her novel /Sweet Darusya/) and *Yuri Vynnychuk*
(an excerpt from his novel /Tango of Death/); postmodernists *Yuri
Andrukhovych* (his essay “Carpathologia Comosphilica
and *Serhiy Zhadan *(an excerpt from his novel /Voroshilovgrad/); and
younger generation prose writers *Tanya Malyarchuk* (“The Demon of
Hunger” and “I Wish I had a Tail”) and *Sofia Andrukhovych* (an excerpt
from her novel /Felix Austria/). The issue highlights translations of
the poetry of *Natalka Bilotserkivets*, *Taras Melnychuk*, and *Mariya
Tytarenko* along with translations of *Oleh Kotsarev* at a sister site.
This issue will be the first Trafika Europe issue to be published in a
paper edition by Penn State University Press. Translators include Mark
Andryczyk, Vitaly Chernetsky, the team of Riley Costigan-Humes and Issac
Wheeler, and the team of Michael Naydan and Olha Tytarenko.
The online issue will also feature lengthy audio interviews with Natalka
Bilotserkivets and Yuri Andrukhovych by Trafika Director Andrew Singer,
which were both recorded during the authors’ recent visits to Penn State
The Andrukhovych essay can be read here:
Trafika Europe features an evocative animated film of Mariya Tytarenko
reading the English translation of her poem “Bridges,” which is
dedicated to Paul Celan: https://youtu.be/-8XeH2QyGW8
Previously Trafika Europe 4 entitled “Armenian Rhapsody” included a
translation of Ukrainian science fiction writer Taras Antypovych’s novel
/Timestealers/ (pages 83-106).
Trafika Europe is grateful to the Woskob Family Endowment in Ukrainian
Studies at Penn State for its support of the issue.
NB: If highlighted links do not work on your computer by clicking on
them, please cut and paste the links. Or click on them at their
locations on the cool pages of the journal.
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