Jews in Ukrainian Literature: Representation and Identity

Overview

This pioneering study is the first to show how Jews have been seen through modern Ukrainian literature. Myroslav Shkandrij uses evidence found within that literature to challenge the established view that the Ukrainian and Jewish communities were antagonistic toward one another and interacted only when compelled to do so by economic necessity.

Jews in Ukrainian Literature synthesizes recent research in the West and in the Ukraine, where access to Soviet-era literature has become...

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Overview

This pioneering study is the first to show how Jews have been seen through modern Ukrainian literature. Myroslav Shkandrij uses evidence found within that literature to challenge the established view that the Ukrainian and Jewish communities were antagonistic toward one another and interacted only when compelled to do so by economic necessity.

Jews in Ukrainian Literature synthesizes recent research in the West and in the Ukraine, where access to Soviet-era literature has become possible only in the recent, post-independence period. Many of the works discussed are either little-known or unknown in the West. By demonstrating how Ukrainians have imagined their historical encounters with Jews in different ways over the decades, this account also shows how the Jewish presence has contributed to the acceptance of cultural diversity within contemporary Ukraine.

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Editorial Reviews

Amelia Glaser
“This important literary history is encyclopedic in scope and novel in its approach. Shkandrij questions platitudes about Ukrainian-Jewish animosity as he narrates two hundred years of changes in Ukraine’s national and cultural identity.”–Amelia Glaser, University of California San Diego
Jeffrey Veidlinger
“Shkandrij presents us with a poignant reminder of the intimate relationship that has existed between Jews and Ukrainians over the course of the last two centuries. With sophisticated analyses, historical context, and an even-handed approach, he demonstrates the degree to which Jews were imagined by the Ukrainian intelligentsia as part of the Ukrainian landscape.”–Jeffrey Veidlinger, Indiana University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300125887
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 8/25/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Myroslav Shkandrij is professor of Slavic studies at the University of Manitoba. He lives in Winnipeg MB, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Confronting the other, 1800-1880 9

Ch. 2 Meeting at the crossroads, 1881-1914 49

Ch. 3 A dream of rapprochement, 1914-1929 92

Ch. 4 Constructing Jewish identity in Ukrainian literature, 1914-1929 107

Ch. 5 A Jewish voice : Leonid Pervomaisky 125

Ch. 6 The rising tide of resentment, 1929-1939 137

Ch. 7 The Second World War and late Stalinism, 1939-1953 166

Ch. 8 Awakening from history, 1953-2005 196

Ch. 9 Postindependence ironies 219

Conclusion 231

Bibliography 237

Index 257

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