LR 30-31/2023 Oksana Zabužko. Ukraina seksi väliuuringud

LR 30-31/2023 Oksana Zabužko. Ukraina seksi väliuuringud

Autor: Oksana Zabužko


Kategooria: Kaasaegne ilukirjandus
2023 aasta


Rahva Raamat
Dive into the depths of a tumultuous relationship with "Ukraina seksi väliuuringud," a groundbreaking novel by the esteemed Ukrainian author and poet, Oksana Zabužko. Born in 1960, Zabužko has carved a niche for herself in the literary world, bringing forth a bold and daring voice that resonates throughout Ukrainian literature.

Imagine yourself exploring the complex and emotionally charged monologue of a Ukrainian poetess, who teaches at Harvard University and finds herself entangled in a passionate but tumultuous affair with an artist named Mõkola. This relationship, which at first glance promises something pure and irresistible, quickly reveals itself to be marred by violence and the haunting shadows of archaic national narratives.

Zabužko's narrative is a deep dive into the "archaeology" of a relationship that has ended, an intellectual and emotional journey that examines the intricate layers of personal experience and cultural history. The novel, since its publication in 1996, has not only soared to the top of the bestseller lists but has also sparked intense discussions about women's freedom, mistreatment, and the lingering postcolonial patterns that shape behaviors.

In 2006, "Ukraina seksi väliuuringud" was heralded as the literary work that had the most profound impact on Ukrainian society during its first fifteen years of independence. The book's significance is further illuminated by a thoughtful afterword by the translator, Veronika Einberg, who provides insights into the author's life and work.

As you delve into this book, you'll be confronted with themes that are as relevant today as they were at the time of its publication. Zabužko's work is not just a piece of literature; it's a cultural touchstone that continues to influence and inspire discussions about the complexities of human relationships and the societal constructs that shape them.

Prepare to be moved by a story that is both personal and universal, a tale that will challenge you to reflect on the nature of love, the scars of violence, and the quest for personal freedom. "Ukraina seksi väliuuringud" is more than just a novel; it's a journey into the soul of a nation and the heart of a woman.