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    Elaine Rusinko
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    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; First Edition edition (May 28, 2003)
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The Subcarpathian Rusyns are an east Slavic people who live along the southern slopes of the Carpathian mountains .

Despite the Hungarian occupation of Subcarpathian Rus’, the war years saw a blossoming of literature in Subcarpathian Rus’ on a sophisticated aesthetic level

Published by: University of Toronto Press. Rusinko traces Rusyn literature from its emergence in the sixteenth century, through the national awakening of the mid-nineteenth century and its struggle for survival under Hungarian oppression, to its renaissance in inter-war Czechoslovakia. Despite the Hungarian occupation of Subcarpathian Rus’, the war years saw a blossoming of literature in Subcarpathian Rus’ on a sophisticated aesthetic level. As a result of twenty years of relative freedom in Czechoslovakia, Rusyn writers had a greater knowledge of world literature and a firmer grasp on the question of national identity.

Literatureand Identityin Subcarpathian Rus'. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Buffalo, NY and London, 2003. Rusinko's study was inspired by Paul Robert Magosci, who guided the author in her quest of Rusyn identity through the prism of literature (p. 8). To prove that Rusyns constitute an ethnic group with all necessary characteristics to become potentially a distinct nationality (p. 9), Rusinko tackles the question of their identity from the perspective of cultural studies, especially postcolonialism.

Through centuries of oppression under the Austro-Hungarian and Soviet empires, they have struggled to preserve their culture and identity. Rusyn literature, reflecting various national influences and written in several linguistic variants, has historically been a response to social conditions, an affirmation of identity, and a strategy to ensure national survival.

Rusinko, Elaine (2003). Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Shandor, Vikenty (1997). Carpatho-Ukraine in the Twentieth Century: A Political and Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Elaine Rusinko (2003). TRANSLITERATION TABLE.

Literature and Identity in Subcarpathian Rus'. See all formats and pricing. Please find details to our shipping fees here. RRP: Recommended Retail Price. Elaine Rusinko (2003). Online ISBN: 9781442680227.

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Published by Toronto: University of Toronto Press (2003). Original slate grey cloth binding. Ask Seller a Question. Bibliographic Details. Publisher: Toronto: University of Toronto Press (2003). Publication Date: 2003.

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The Subcarpathian Rusyns are an east Slavic people who live along the southern slopes of the Carpathian mountains where the borders of Ukraine, Slovakia, and Poland meet. Through centuries of oppression under the Austro-Hungarian and Soviet empires, they have struggled to preserve their culture and identity. Rusyn literature, reflecting various national influences and written in several linguistic variants, has historically been a response to social conditions, an affirmation of identity, and a strategy to ensure national survival.

In this first English-language study of Rusyn literature, Elaine Rusinko looks at the literary history of Subcarpathia from the perspective of cultural studies and postcolonial theory, presenting Rusyn literature as a process of continual negotiation among states, religions, and languages, resulting in a characteristic hybridity that has made it difficult to classify Rusyn literature in traditional literary scholarship.

Rusinko traces Rusyn literature from its emergence in the sixteenth century, through the national awakening of the mid-nineteenth century and its struggle for survival under Hungarian oppression, to its renaissance in inter-war Czechoslovakia. She argues that Rusyn literature provides an acute illustration of the constructedness of national identity, and has prefigured international postmodern culture with its emphasis on border-crossings, intersecting influences, and liminal spaces. With extracts from Rusyn texts never before available in English, Rusinko's study creates an entirely new perspective on Rusyn literature that rescues it from the clichés of Soviet dominated critical theory and makes an important contribution to Slavic studies in particular and post-colonial critical studies in general.