Taste of Ukraineby Svitlana YakovenkoRRP AUD $70.00
Chicken Kyiv has long been a favourite in the Western world, and now the Taste of Ukraine cookbook reveals more than 350 additional – and delectable – dishes that originated in the heart of rural Ukraine.
The Witches of Kyiv and Other Gothic Talesby Orest SomovRRP AUD $0.00
In The Witches of Kyiv and Other Gothic Tales by Orest Somov the supernatural is present throughout Ukraine, from a cemetery in Kyivan Rus, to an isolated forest cottage in the seventeenth century Kozak era, to the society ballrooms of Somov’s own world – the early nineteenth century. Gothic horror appears in many guises including witches, warlocks, demons and vengeful ‘rusalka’. Strange soothsayers and malevolent visitors represent the forces of good and evil. In her foreword Dr Svitlana Krys describes Somov “as an initiator of an indigenous literary tradition of the Gothic in the Ukrainian literary canon”. Native folk traditions, ghost stories and European Romanticism are twisted together in Somov’s imaginative tales, most of which are published here in English for the first time.
Bloody Wedding in Kyiv: Two Tales of Olha, Kniahynia of Kyivan Rusby Leopold von Sacher-Masoch and Petro HaivoronskyiRRP AUD $0.00
“She was called ‘light of salvation’ by the great Rus chronicler Nestor, ‘wise’ by history, ‘cunning’ by the people and ‘holy’ by the church,” is the apt description of Olha of Kyiv by the author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Written more than a century apart, two fictional accounts of Olha, a real female monarch of Kyiv, explore facets of the ruthless ruler’s personality. The Kniahynia’s Comb and Bloody Wedding in Kyiv will leave readers staggered by Olha’s enigmatic blend of devotion and ferocity.
Living Grave: A Ukrainian Legendby Liudmyla Starytska-CherniakhivskaRRP AUD $0.00
A vile act of treachery has bitter repercussions for two sworn brothers who have built a new community on the Ukrainian steppes during the early days of the Kozak state. A broken man swears vengeance on his persecutor and commits his descendants to the unrelenting pursuit of revenge on his foe’s family.