Jewhen Swerstjuk  [ Ukraine ]

Biography

Guest 2010.

Bibliography

Angst − ich bin dich losgeworden

Ukrainische Gedichte aus der Verbannung

[Mit Iwan Switlytschnyi und Wassyl Stus]

Gerold & Appel

Hamburg, 1983

[Ü: Anna-Halja Horbatsch]

born in the Ukraine in 1928, he is an essayist, translator, literary critic, poet and doctor of philosophy. Since the 1960s, he has been a leading personality in the intellectual resistance to discrimination against Ukrainian culture. He organised the publication of forbidden texts (»Samizdat«), an act for which he was sentenced to seven years in a prison camp (1973-1980). After Ukraine attained independence, he was awarded the distinguished Schewtschenko Prize.

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