Posts Tagged: Ukraine
Glad Day Bookshop, the oldest bookstore in Toronto, Canada and the longest-surviving LGBT bookstore in the world, needs some help....more
During anti-government protests in the Ukraine in 2013 and 2014, Oleh Shynkarenko, a journalist and blogger, found himself turning to Facebook after some of his blog posts were deleted, presumably by security forces. What he shared was a novel about about a man whose brain was controlled by the Russian government, published in 100-word snippets on the social media platfrom (where authorities had less power)....more
An Estonian bookstore is removing Russian propaganda from its shelves after a request from Ukraine.
The Observer shares some photos of The Ripped Bodice, the first all-romance bookstore in the US that opened in Los Angeles last month....more
Hong Kong is dominated by two kinds of bookstores—the independent shops specializing in political books and pornography banned by China and the shops secretly owned by Beijing’s communist government.
A Tokyo-based bookstore hosting a book fair centered around democracy and freedom suspended the event after criticism....more
Ukrainian literature—or Ukrainian culture more broadly—employs the words “last” quite often: last territory, last bastion, the last issue of a magazine, the last books of a bankrupt publisher, the last Ukrainian-speaking readers, writers, translators.
At Electric Literature, Natalka Sniadanko discusses Ukraine’s obsession with “last.”...more
In Koktebel, on the southern coast of Crimea, artists have gathered for almost a century, attracted to the “particular light and kinetic landscapes.” Now, with the annexation of Crimea, Neil Macfarquhar of the New York Times reports that the summer writer’s colony is divided, and the otherwise communal atmosphere has given way to two competing factions: the pro-Russian Crimea and the anti-Russia Crimea....more