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Valerian Pidmohylyny

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«The City» by Valerian Pidmohylny stands as a landmark in Ukrainian literature. Published in 1928, it pioneers the urbanist genre, introducing fresh characters, problems, and narrative style. Beyond its innovative form, the novel serves as a philosophical parable, poignantly reflecting the erosion of spirituality and moral values in the modern world.

Amidst the bustling cityscape, we meet Stepan Radchenko, the protagonist. Complex and multifaceted, Stepan embodies the potential for self-transformation through sheer determination. Yet, he tragically falls prey to the city's ruthless underbelly, gradually compromising his morals and succumbing to societal pressures. This descent mirrors the broader socioeconomic ills plaguing Ukraine at the time, which the novel masterfully exposes.

«The City» transcends its historical context, resonating powerfully with contemporary readers. Its captivating exploration of morality, ambition, and the seductive allure of progress remains as relevant today as it was nearly a century ago. More than just a captivating story, the novel compels introspection, urging us to consider the cost of progress and the potential pitfalls of urban life.
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Category: Classic fiction
Language: Ukrainian
Publisher: Vikhola
Paper type: Mat
Cover type: Soft
Age: 16+
Print length: 368
ISBN: 978-617-7960-91-0
Dimension: 130.0 x 200.0 mm