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Existential transformation

Yale Professor Marci Shore’s book on the Revolution of Dignity is published
6 March, 2018 - 10:59

Remembering heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, we honor the memory of their exploit in Ukraine. Marci Shore’s book The Ukrainian Night: an Intimate History of Revolution, which recently became accessible to English-language readers, is also a contribution to the remembrance of Ukrainian events on the part of the international community.

As it is written on the Yale University Press website, “Marci Shore evokes the human face of the Ukrainian Revolution. Grounded in the true stories of activists and soldiers, parents and children, Shore’s book blends a narrative of suspenseful choices with a historian’s reflections on what revolution is and what it means... In doing so, she provides a lesson about human solidarity in a world, our world, where the boundary between reality and fiction is ever more effaced.”

The author has repeatedly noted in her interviews that the Revolution of Dignity is something more than just a change of government – it is an existential transformation in Ukraine. Thanks to Shore’s book, this kind of transformation may embrace a broader circle of people whom the Ukrainian example will inspire to look differently at customary and, hence, sometimes underestimated, liberal values.

By Maria CHADIUK
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