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Serhiy Zhadan

Biography

Serhiy Zhadan was born in 1974 in Starobilsk. He graduated from the H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University in the Ukrainian-German Philology Faculty. He did his postgraduate work at the same university, with a thesis called The Philosophical and Aesthetic Views of Mikhail Semenko. (Semenko was the founder of Ukrainian futurism, killed in Stalin’s terror.) He has since lectured in the Department of Ukrainian and World Literature at the University.

During the Orange Revolution, he was the commandant of a tent camp in Kharkiv. He has repeatedly showed sympathy to anarchist movements. He has written novels, poetry, and essays. He has translated works from German, Polish, Belarusian and Russian. He has worked with the Kharkiv-based band Luk.

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Serhiy Zhadan
Serhiy Zhadan
The Work of Serhiy Zhadan and the War in UkraineThe Word in a Time of War (profile)
The Abuse of Ukraine’s Best-Known Poet (profile)
Poems for an Uncertain World: On Serhiy Zhadan’s “What We Live For, What We Die For” (profile)
Born in 1974 and 1984, Torn in 2004 and 2014: Serhiy Zhadan, Lyubko Deresh, the Orange Revolution, and Euromaidan (profile of Zhadan and Lyubko Deresh)
Interview
Interview
Serhiy Zhadan: Given the current situation in Ukraine, is anyone still laughing? (article by Zhadan)
His Twitter page (in Ukrainian)
Serhiy Zhadan (in Ukrainian)

Bibliography

1995 Генерал Юда (poetry)
1995 Цитатник: Вірші для коханок і коханців (poetry)
1998 Пепсі (Харків (poetry)
2000 The Very Best Poems, Psychedelic Stories Of Fighting and Other Bullshit / Кращі поезії, психоделічні історії боротьби та інші інтимні колізії. Вибрані поезії (stories, poetry)
2001 Балади про війну і відбудову (poetry)
2003 Історія культури початку століття (poetry)
2003 Біґ Мак (stories)
2004 Депеш Мод (Depeche Mode ) (novel)
2005 Anarchy in the UKR (novel – note tha the English title is used in the Ukrainian novel)
2005 Цитатник (Харків (poetry)
2006 Гімн демократичної молоді (stories)
2007 Марадона: Нова книга віршів (poetry)
2007 Трициліндровий двигун любові (stories, essays with Yuri Andrukhovych and Lyubko Deresh)
2009 Ефіопія (poetry)
2009 Лілі Марлен: (poetry)
2010 Ворошиловград (Voroshilovgrad) (novel)
2011 Біг Мак та інші історії (stories)
2011 Прощання слов’янки (poetry)
2012 Вогнепальні й ножові (poetry)
2012 Госпелс і спірічуелс (poetry)
2013 Палата № 7 (stories, with Lada Luzina)
2013 30 доказів існування Бога (і 29 заперечень) (poetry)
2014 Месопотамія (Mesopotamia) (novel)
2015 Життя Марії: Книга віршів і перекладів (poetry)
2015 Господь симпатизує аутсайдерам (poetry)
2015 Динамо Харків (poetry)
2016 ДНК (stories)
2015 Біґ Мак. Перезавантаження (stories)
2016 Пливи, рибо, пливи (poetry)
2017 Інтернат (The Orphanage) (novel)
2018 Антена (poetry)
2019 What We Live For, What We Die For: Selected Poems (poetry)
2020 Список кораблів: Нові вірші (poetry)
2020 Новий правопис (A New Orthography) (poetry)
2021 Псалом авіації (poetry)