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KYIV – (KEEP-) WRITING

With Alexander Kratochvil & Tanja Maljartschuk

Literaturhaus Basel

To mark the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this evening will be devoted to literary texts about the city of Kiev. The novel “The City” by Walerjan Pidmohylnyj (1901–1937), a masterpiece of modern Ukrainian literature focuses on the social upheavals of his time. Starting with this text, which has only recently become available to German readers, the translator Alexander Kratochvil and the literary scholar and poet Halyna Kruk (currently Writer in Residence in Basel) will discuss the role of the Ukrainian capital in literature since the 1920s, as well as the resilience of Keep Writing (in Kyiv) in the 2020s.

Tickets CHF 20/15

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