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Ukraine

The current political crisis in Ukraine will heighten interest in the country. What is behind this crisis? What is likely to come out of this crisis? How has it been presented? What impact will it have on the post-Cold-War geopolitics

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Independent Ukraine and National Identity (in English)

HISTORY

The gates of Europe: A history of UkraineNY: Basic Books, 2015. 395 p.
Our others: Stories of Ukrainian diversity. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2021. 162 p.
Revolutionary Ukraine 1917-2017: History's flashpoints and today's memory wars. Milton: Routledge, 2019. 205 p.
Towards an intellectual history of Ukraine: An anthology of Ukrainian thought from 1710 to 1995Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996. 420 p.
Ukraine: Contested nationhood in a European contextNY: Routledge, 2020. 121 p.
Ukraine and Europe: Cultural encounters and negotiationsToronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. 461 p.
Ukraine and Russia: Representations of the pastToronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007. 391 p.
Ukraine and Russia: From civilized divorce to uncivil war. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019. 282 p. 
Ukraine and Russia in their historical encounterEdmonton, Canada: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 1992. 346 p.
Ukraine and Russia: The post-Soviet transitionLanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001. 237 p. 
Ukraine between the EU and Russia. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 148 p.
Ukraine in histories and stories: Essays by Ukrainian intellectualsStuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2020. 272 p.

CULTURE

Contemporary Ukraine on the cultural map of Europe. Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe, 2009. 471 p.

LITERATURE

A history of Ukrainian literature: From the 11th to the end of the 19th centuryNY: Ukrainian Academic Press, 1997 (2nd ed.). 815 p.
The post-Chornobyl library: Ukrainian postmodernism of the 1990sBrookline, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2019. 320 p. 
Ukraine's quest for identity: Embracing cultural hybridity in literary imagination 1991-2011Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2018. 275 p.
Words for war: New poems from UkraineBoston: Academic Studies Press, 2017. 240 p.

SOCIETY

Ukraine after the Euromaidan: Challenges and hopes. Switzerland: Peter Lang, 2015. 271 p.
Ukraine on its way to Europe: Interim results of the orange revolution. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2009. 331 p.
Ukraine, the EU and Russia: History, culture and international relations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 186 p.
War and memory in Russia, Ukraine and BelarusCham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 506 p.

 

Post-Soviet Ukrainian Literary Works in English Translation

NOVELS

Andrukhovych, Yuri. Perverzion / trans. by Michael M. Naydan. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2005. 326 p.
---------------. The Moscoviad / trans. by Vitaly Chernetsky. Brooklyn, NY: Spuyten Duyvil, 2008. 198 p.
Belorusets, Yevgenia. Lucky breaks / trans. by Eugene Ostashevsky. NY: New Directions, 2022. 109 p.
Dibrova, Volodymyr. Peltse and Pentameron / trans. by Halyna Hryn. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1996. 198 p.
Kurkov, Andrey. Grey bees / trans. by Boris Dralyuk. Dallas, TX: Deep Bellum, 2022. 360 p.
Lyubka, Andriy. Carbide / trans. by Kate Tsurkan. London: Jantar Publishing, 2022. 250 p.
Maljartschuk, Tanja. A biography of a chance miracle / trans. by Zenia Tompkins. [s.l.]: Cadmus Press, 2018. 246 p.
Matios, Maria. Sweet Darusya: A tale of two villages / trans. by Michael M. Naydan and Olha Tytarenko. Brooklyn, NY: Spuyten Duyvil, 2019. 224 p.
Rafeyenko, Volodymyr. Mondegreen: Songs about death and love / trans. by Mark Andryczyk. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2022. 176 p.
Vynnychuk, Yuri. The fantastic worlds of Yuri Vynnychuk / trans. Michael M. Naydan, Askold Melnyczuk and Mark Andryczyk. London: Glagoslav Publications, 2019. 269 p.
----------------. The windows of time frozen and other stories / trans. by Oksana Tatsyak. Lviv, Ukraine: Klasyka Publishers, 2000.
Zabuzhko, Oksana. Fieldwork in Ukrainian sex / trans. by Halyna Hryn. Las Vegas, NV: AmazonCrossing, 2011. 164 p.
---------------. Your ad could go here: Stories / trans. by Halyna Hryn, Askold Melnyczuk, Nina Murray, Marta Horban and Marco Carynnyk. Las Vegas, NV: AmazonCrossing, 2020. 252 p.
Zhadan, Serhiy. The orphanage: A novel /  trans. by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021. 336 p.
---------------. Voroshilovgrad / trans. by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler. Dallas, TX: Deep Vellum Publishing, 2016. 445 p.

POEMS

Andrukhovych, Yuri. Songs for a dead rooster: Selected poemstrans. by Vitaly Chernetsky. Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2018. 123 p.
Bilotserkivets, Natalka. Eccentric days of hope and sorrow: Selected poems / trans. by Ali Kinsella and Dzvinia Orlowsky. Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2021. 201 p.
Izdryk, Yuri. Smokes: Poems / trans. by Roman Ivashkiv and Erin Moure. Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2019. 103 p.
Shuvalova, Iryna. Pray to the empty wells: Poems / trans. by Olena Jennings. Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2019. 159 p.
Starovoyt, Iryna. A field of foundlings: Selected poems / trans. by Grace Mahoney. Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2017. 75 p.
Zhadan, Serhiy. What we live for, what we die for: Selected poems / trans. by Virlana Tkacz and Wanda Phips. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. 160 p.

AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

Sentsov, Oleg. Life went on anyway: Stories / trans. by Uilleam Blacker. Dallas, TX: Deep Bellum, 2019. 104 p.

COLLECTED WORKS

From three worlds: New writing from Ukraine / ed. by Ed Hogan, Askold Melnyczuk and Michael Naydan. Moscow: Glas ; Boston: Zephyr Press, 1996. 282 p.

BILINGUAL WORKS

Bilotserkivets, Natalka. Eccentric days of hope and sorrow: Selected poems / trans. by Ali Kinsella and Dzvinia Orlowsky. Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2021. 201 p.
From three worlds: New Ukrainian writing / ed. by Ed Hogan, Askold Melnyczuk and Michael Naydan. Moscow: Glas ; Boston: Zephyr Press, 1996. 282 p.
Izdryk, Yuri. Smokes: Poems / trans. by Roman Ivashkiv and Erin Moure. Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2019. 103 p.
Shuvalova, Iryna. Pray to the empty wells: Poems / trans. by Olena Jennings. Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2019. 159 p.
Starovoyt, Iryna. A field of foundlings: Selected poems / trans. by Grace Mahoney. Sandpoint, ID: Lost Horse Press, 2017. 75 p.

MULTIPLE GENRES

From three worlds: New Ukrainian writing / ed. by Ed Hogan, Askold Melnyczuk and Michael Naydan. Moscow: Glas ; Boston: Zephyr Press, 1996. 282 p.

Other Useful Sources (in English)

"Ukraine, Russia, and the West: A background reading list"

"Ukraine in war" (a publication in series "What think tanks are thinking")