This time at Polish- Ukrainian discussion platform, which was held on April 28th came poet, writer and translator Sergiy Zhadan. He was presenting his new book “Marry’s life”.He is also travelling all around Ukrainian cities in the framework of a project “ War and Culture: Enemies’ dialogue.
"Mary’s life " – is a new book of poems and translations of Sergiy Zhadan . According to the author , this book is about love and hate. "the book is special because it was written as a diary - in a short period of time. It is in particular contrasts combination of internal and external , light and dark . "
First a press-conference were held in Vinnytsia press-club , during which Sergiy Zhadan told that the presentation of the book has been planned in 33 Ukrainian towns. Vinnytsia is the 21st town in its journey. Sargiy Zhadan told about book “ Mary’s Life” which contains of 80 texts 60 author’s poems and 20 translations of Czeslaw Milosz poems.
“There are a lof of quite publicist things and events dedicated to eastern Ukraine, t Donbass events , poems about war. Also lot of poetry, intimate poetry, private. The book was made as a diary, and it looks like some of my reflections on what had happened around for the last time ", - says Sergey Zhadan.
According to Zhadan’s words the idea to make a presentation of a book during travelling all around Ukraine came to рші mind to see the life of country, what does the country worry about.
“ It seems to me that now we should try to listen to such voices and to understand that even during War time, when Ukraine is facing such difficult times , you need to be yourself, you need to stick to things which formed us before War started and will continue forming us after the war ends. We have to remember that War will end one day and we will stay with our dignity, with our faith and our knowledge” – noticed Zhadan.
Sergiy Zhadan also had a meeting with students of Donetsk National University.
Zhadan told students that the trip during the presentation of the book will give a push to new creative work because meeting with people give a lot of impressions which he wants to write about.
Sergiy Zhadan rejects that people in Donbas do not like all Ukrainian. According to his words Ukrainian literature has the same sells as in other Ukrainian cities.
“ I think that there are no people in Ukraine who don’t understand Ukrainian language, there are people that pretend that they don’t know it. If you are speaking Ukrainian and it looks natural but not as if you want to others to pay attention to you. I am sure that people will understand you.” – says the writer.
Sergiy Zhadan read poems to students and even those, which were written on the East of Ukraine a year ago.
As admitted the editor of the book Olexander Boychenko, "the easiest task during the war - to hate others. The hardest thing - to reach consensus. But we have to try in other case War will never end. To get understanding you must communicate. With everyone about anything the main thing is not to lose humanity.