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ERIC Number: EJ1127491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
"Reports from an Absurdist"--An Analysis of Artistic Features of Ukraine Diaries
Jing, Yang
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v6 n6 p46-48 Dec 2015
With 13 published novels and 5 children's literature books, which have been translated into 25 languages, Andrey Kurkov has been recognized as one of the most renowned Ukrainian writers in the world of literature, and "Ukraine Diaries" is his first non-fiction literary work. This paper attempts to focus on Kurkov's unique literary characteristics in the unusual combination of deceptive simplicity of style and the profound insights, coupled with acrid ridicule and subtle narration, which can all be attributed to the characteristics of "the Absurdist School". The writer regards his living condition, as the report from Kiev shows, as kind of dilemma, or paradox: on the one hand, he feels frustrated with Russia intellectually despite the affinity to traditional culture in emotion; on the other hand, he feels more indignant about the European Union who brought painful experiences to his country and his people, in spite of his closeness to western culture and political system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ukraine
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