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Title: CITY OF LIONS
By: Jozef Wittlin, Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Trans), Philippe Sands
Format: Electronic book text

List price: £6.99


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ISBN 10: 1782271813
ISBN 13: 9781782271819
Publisher: PUSHKIN PRESS
Pub. date: 27 October, 2016
Translated from: Polish
Synopsis: The Ukrainian city Lviv's many names (Lviv, Lvov, Lwow, Lemberg, Leopolis) bear witness to its conflicted past - it has, at one time or another, belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Poland, Russia and Germany, and has brought forth numerous famous artists and intellectuals. My Lwow, Jozef Wittlin's short 1946 treatise on the city he left in 1922, is a wistful and lyrical study of an electrifying cosmopolis, told from the other side of the catastrophe of the Second World War.Philippe Sand's essay provides a parallel account of the city as it is today: the cultural capital of Ukraine, its citizens played a key role during the Orange Revolution, and its executive committee declared itself independent of the rule of President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014.City of Lions includes both old black-and-white photos showing Lviv during the first half of the twentieth century, and new photographs by the award-winning Diana Matar, of the city as it is today.
Publication: UK
Imprint: Pushkin Press
Returns: Non-returnable
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