Fieldwork in Ukrainian Sex (Paperback)

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A self-described "national-masochist," poet Oksana Zabuzhko refuses to write in any language other than her native Ukrainian. This, her first novel — an instant bestseller in 1996, still largely unread outside of its native country — is an exercise in masochism. Using the body as a metaphor for country, with prose so manic it errs on violent, Zabuzhko endures the pain of newfound independence, which can kill you, "even at a distance."

— From Franki


Called "the most influential Ukrainian book for the 15 years of independence, Field Work in Ukrainian Sex by Oksana Zabuzhko is the tale of one woman's personal revolt provoked by a top literary scandal of the decade. The author, a noted Ukrainian poet and novelist, explains: "When you turn 30, you inevitably start reconsidering what you have been taught in your formative years--that is, if you really seek for your own voice as a writer. In my case, my personal identity crisis had coincided with the one experienced by my country after the advent of independence. The result turned explosive: Field Work in Ukrainian Sex."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781611090086
ISBN-10: 1611090083
Publisher: Amazon Crossing
Publication Date: June 6th, 2011
Pages: 164
Language: English