My Final Territory: Selected Essays
Yuri Andrukhovych is one of Ukraine’s preeminent authors and cultural commentators. In recognition of his literary writings and his role as public intellectual he has received numerous awards including the Herder Prize, Hannah Arendt Prize, and the Goethe Medal.My Final Territory is a collection of Andrukhovych’s philosophical, autobiographical, political, and literary essays, which demonstrate his enormous talent as an essayist to the English-speaking world. This volume broadens Andrukhovych’s international audience and will create a dialogue with Anglophone readers throughout the world in a number of fields including philosophy, history, journalism, political science, sociology, and anthropology. In their introduction Michael Naydan and Mark Andryczyk reveal a somewhat lesser-known side of Andrukhovych’s writings that place him alongside such writers as recent Belarusian Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich. Ten of the twelve essays in this volume, including his seminal work “Central-Eastern Revision,” are appearing for the first time in English. My Final Territory showcases Yuri Andrukhovych’s unique voice and provides insight into Ukrainian experience of nationality and identity.
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- Page Count: 192 pages
- Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.9in x 9.1in
"We should feel grateful to the translators for making Andrukhovych’s incisive essays available, for the first time and in one place, to English-speaking audiences."
Alexander Burak, University of Florida
"Combining playful memoir writing, history, fiction, and travelogue, My Final Territory gathers Andrukhovych’s best essays from 1996 to 2011, highlighting his views of Galicia, Lviv, Kyiv, and attitudes toward Poles, Russians, and the Soviet past. Most importantly, Andrukhovych is concerned with questions of identity, their complexity and the whimsical grounds on which they are constructed.
This translation of My Final Territory captures Andrukhovych’s ‘lightness of touch’ admirably. The English-language reader learns much about Ukraine that will be novel, eye-opening, and inspiring. This is the most valuable achievement of the collection. It allows the reader to hear and see from the perspective of an outstanding contemporary Ukrainian writer and intellectual who engages with the opinions about his country held by others."
Myroslav Shkandrij, Department of Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba
Author InformationYuri Andrukhovych is one of Ukraine’s preeminent authors and cultural commentators.
Mark Andryczyk obtained his PhD in Ukrainian Language and Literature from the University of Toronto.
Michael M. Naydan is Woskob Family Professor of Ukrainian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.
Table of contents
A Biographical Preface and A Note on Yuri Andrukhovych’s Most Personal Essay
Michael M. Naydan
En Route Endeavors
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAY
The Central-Eastern Revision (Expanded version 2005)
CULTUROLOGICAL AND POLITICAL ESSAYS
The City-Ship (1994)
Carpathologia Comosphilica (1996)
Time and Place, or My Last Territory (1999)
A Little Bit of Urban Studies (1999)
What Language are You From: A Ukrainian Writer among the Temptations of Temporariness (2002)
Meeting Place Germaschka (2002)
Four Million for Our Agents (2003)
Land of Dreams (2004)
The Star Absinthe: Notes on a Bitter Anniversary (2011)
Love and Hatred in Kiev (January 2014)
Seven Hundred Fierce Days, or the Role of a Contrabass in the Revolution (March 2014)
PrizesThe American Association for Ukrainian Studies Book Award (Translation) - Winner in 2019
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