Yakiv Bystrov

Translator, Professor of English language, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Ivano-Frankivsk

Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
(October–December 2019)

Project:

Janice Kulyk Keefer: Honey and Ashes: A Story of Family
(English > Ukrainian)

Kulyk Keefer reconciles her memoirs with crucial events in the history of Ukraine against the backdrop of the formation of Ukrainian statehood after the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The translation of Kulyk Keefer’s Honey and Ashes will provoke the Ukrainian reader’s critical thinking around burning ethnical issues of identity, survivability, religion, the history of emigration, and historical memory that have increasingly found renewed relevance in the human sciences of the 21st century.