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Event Series Event Series: The Orphanage by Serhiy Zhadan

The Orphanage by Serhiy Zhadan

October 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

**This Great Books class will be held virtually over Zoom**

featuring Eliza Rose, Assistant Professor and Laszlo Birinyi Sr Fellow in Central European Studies


Winner of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development 2022 Literature Award

If every war needs its master chronicler, Ukraine has Serhiy Zhadan, one of Europe’s most promising novelists. Written with a raw intensity, this is a deeply personal account of violence that will be remembered as the definitive novel of the war in Ukraine.Yale University Press

With a poet’s sense of lyricism, Zhadan unblinkingly reveals a country’s devastation and its people’s passionate determination to survive. —Publishers Weekly

Serhiy Zhadan has a wonderful sense of rhythm and musicality in his language. He is a master of metaphors and he creates very vivid portraits of ordinary people living in a battle zone. In this novel his literary talent shines like painful stars over the urban landscape painted by the silence and noise of the war. Literary Hub

The Orphanage draws on Dante to offer a vivid glimpse of the current inferno in Eastern Ukraine.—Times Literary Supplement

Serhiy Zhadan, recipient of the 2022 Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought and the 2022 German Peace Prize, is widely considered to be one of the most important young writers in


Meeting Date: Tuesdays, October 25 and November 1

Cost: $35, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544 (M-F from 9 AM-5 PM EST)


October 25, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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