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Songs about Death and Love

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$39.95 • £34.95 • €36.95

ISBN 9780674275577

Publication Date: 05/17/2022


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True to its title, Rafeyenko’s Mondegreen is a tapestry of Soviet rock lyrics, traditional folk ballads, the poems of Taras Shevchenko, and contemporary literary memes, all filtered through the ears of a Ukrainian language learner… Given the complexity of the text, it’s astonishing how much Andryczyk was able to impart in his English version. Moreover, the translation leaves the reader not with a sense of loss but with a feeling that over the horizon there is a tantalizingly rich and vibrant world that one can only access if they too learn Ukrainian… Mondegreen is truly indulgent, a lyrical celebration of words and their power, not just to express but to transform.—Lillian Posner, Los Angeles Review of Books

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