Reflections on Mykola Khvylovy’s “Stories from the Ukraine” – By Simon Maass

By Simon Maass I had one of my more ambiguous experiences with literature when I recently read “Stories from the Ukraine,” an anthology of tales by the early twentieth-century writer Mykola Khvylovy, translated and edited by George Luckyj. The book contains five short stories by Khvylovy himself, followed by an abridged autobiographical account featuring himContinue reading “Reflections on Mykola Khvylovy’s “Stories from the Ukraine” – By Simon Maass”

Classic Review: Man With a Movie Camera (1929)

It’s a curious and depressing thing that the first film school in history was a product of the Soviet Union. The works of early Soviet filmmakers like Sergei Eisenstein would eventually go on to revolutionize the art form of cinema through it’s use of “Montage” editing and through studying the psychological effects of creating emotionContinue reading “Classic Review: Man With a Movie Camera (1929)”