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This collection of short stories and first chapter of a novella take place in the historical area of Bukovyna, the beech tree land, partly located in Chernivetska region, western Ukraine. On the edge of it, or under it, or traveling to and from it, in contemporary time. I've been occupied with "the outsider," represented here, and where the seven stories reside, by the giant grande dame tourist hotel on Main Street, across from Shevchenko Park, in Chernivtsi, the region's city center. The occupants: the outsider looking in and around. Outsiders looking at other outsiders. An outsider being welcomed in. Most of these stories are realistic, concerned with the development of democratic Ukraine and the preservation of its people and culture. I've pulled poetry, song, fabulist elements, and characters from the national literature and folklore, all in a quest to convey this complicated region.
American Literature; Eastern European Studies; Europe – Bukovina; Journalism; Short stories; Slavic Studies
American Literature | Creative Writing | Fiction | Folklore | Slavic Languages and Societies
Bosshart, Rebecca Ann, "Hotel Bukovyna" (2014). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2169.