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Mike Yogansen // Ukrainian avanguard

November 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

“Quiet” vanguard Mike Johansen

Mike Johannsen loved to travel, hunt, playing tennis, billiards, chess, swimming, photographing, pedaled, keenly interested in science and technology innovations, wanted to go to America, but not further Caspian steppes drove.

About him know that he was a “poet, writer, linguist, novelist, author of grammar, poetry, dictionaries, translations from many languages ​​of all peoples of the world.” Johansen took part in the debate on the Green mares and oxen cinema theater

Ironic Johansen did not write manifestos noisy and did not participate in the discussions. He invented a poetic language and the language written several volumes of poetry, short stories, novels and essays. With his texts there is amazing and bizarre world where things are far closer together and combined. Johansen did not know the word “postmodernism” but foresaw the seventy years ahead of contemporary authors.

Lecturer – Yasmin Tsymbal
Literary critic, researcher at the Institute of Literature. Shevchenko National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the author studies the history of Ukrainian literature of the 1920s, urban literature and literary life.

Entrance is free
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November 1, 2015
7:00 pm
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Nizhneyurkovskaya, 31
Kyiv, 04080 Ukraine