Monday, 28 July 2014

Bogdan Zholdak


Bogdan Zholdak (Богда́н Жолда́к, 1948) is a writer, playwright and screenplay writer.  Critics describe the genre of his works as urban folk miniatures where the narrator is the so-called "homo sovieticus". The language of his works is highly aphoristic. The writer has succeeded in his linguistic experiments with using surzhik. This linguistic hybrid turned out to be a decreasing factor for official language and at the same time a certain discovery for postmodernism. His most famous books include "Like a Dog Under a Tank” (Як собака під танк, 1994), “Anticlimax” (Антиклімакс, 2001) and “The Hot Arctic” (Гаряча Арктика, 2010).

21 comments:

Viliam Thurzo said...

Богдан Жолдак появился в нескольких фильмах, самым известным из них, Женские радости и печали, в котором он сыграл роль морского пехотинца Федю Пузика.

Lucia Vavrovičová said...
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Lucia Vavrovičová said...

Interview with Bogdan Zholdak, where he talks about the struggles of authors/script-writers in Ukraine, annoying things TV journalists say, working in theatre, Steven Spielberg and other things (in Russian).
http://ualife.net/arts-lifestyle/bogdan-zholdak-ukraina-bogata-talantami-i-bedna-na-ix-realizaciyu/1553/

Monika Kralčáková said...

Bogdan Zholdak «Tricky slippers»
Ivan Franco has once retold a surprising and full of adventures east story about Abu-Kasimov’s slippers that cause quite a lot of problems to their owner. Eventually they brought him in his grave. However after his death Abu-Kasim was declared a saint.
Do you think on this story ends? Oh, no! It appears that afterwards those ill-fated slippers wound up in Ukraine. And here they also cause a lot of trouble. Find out what happends in the new adventure story of a well-known modern Ukrainian writer Bogdan Zholdak.
Here you can read about this book: http://sumno.com/literature-review/ilyustrovana-kinokazka-vid-bogdana-zholdaka/

Jakub Bartok said...
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Diana Kubrická said...

Богдан Жолдак: Добре вигострить сокиру – ми цього не проминемо

Український письменник – про терплячу націю, котра дала Мазоха, епохальність Сердючки й те, як переспати графоманство

Rozhovor

http://tvi.ua/program/2013/07/04/zelena_lampa_vid_30062013

Monika Kralčáková said...

"Bogdan Zholdak" once glimpsed his own death on a TV screen. Now he can't stop watching. While he watches he scribbles things blindly into big blue notebooks that are collected every Wednesday by an unnamed editor and sent unread to Underground Books headquarter in Harlem, NYC. where they are turned into tarot readings and get-well-soon cards.
Picture and some his ideas you can on the page :http://www.kitefullofwhiskey.com/bogdan-zholdak.html

Monika Kralčáková said...

Theatre of giants: audienec – playwright-performer
"Processes and trends of modern Ukrainian drama" – this is the name of round table thet held on last day of october at the Museum of eniment Ukrainian Culture such as Lesia Ukrainka, Mykola Lysenko, Panas Saksaganskyj, Mykhailo Starytskyi in Kyiv. Press center of IFF "Big ball" informs.
Modern playwrights, directors, actors everyone who is interested in development of theatre almost for three hours were discussing the interaction and mutual influence of the three components in the modern Ukrainian theatre: audienec – playwright-performer.
In particular, thier thoughts shared director of theatre and film, honored artist of Ukraine, Head of National Union theatrical figures of Ukraine Les Tanyuk; novelist, screenwriter, playwright Bogdan Zholdak,playwrightm poet, cultural, art critic, translatot Nadiya Nezhdana; playwright, director of Theatre center "Pasika" of Kyiv-Mohyla National Academy Andriy Prykhodko; playwright, journalist, screen writer Oleg Mykolajchuk-Nyzovets; playwrigh and novelist Nadiya Sumchych; georgian novelist and director Ragulya Vlasidze and so on. The moderator of such round table was – famous ukrainian dramatist Iaroslav Vereshchak. More you can find on teh page : http://bigball.ua/en/press-center/news/id/teatr-korifejiv-gljadach-dramaturg-vikonavec-515/

Diana Kubíčková said...

Ukrajina, dávaj, Ukrajina! - 44 ukrajinských spisovateľov, 55 poviedok, 25 rokov po Černobyle.
- v knihe sa nachádza aj poviedka Bogdana Zholdaka, viac na:

http://www.vetrnemlyny.cz/nakladatelstvi/knihy/192-Ukrajina-davaj-Ukrajina

Diana Kubíčková said...

Perfektná stránka s autorovou tvorbou:

http://ukrlit.org/zholdak_bohdan_oleksiiovych/tvory

Dávid Sasai said...

We can see some of Bogdans works here

Nikola Lanczova said...

The kitchen poet

1
Tender mire
Squishes squishes
And we will put white deserts to a place
Where no dew will ever fall
Beyond the spare
There will be the delight
For those who do believe in waterfalls

2
Man uses thinker
When he talks clapper
And on the paper then – by quill
And nothing to reason above.

3
No matter if it’s boiled
It’s only hey for me
Hey for those who haven’t changed
Their trust
As before and as for now
It’s only a few
On Tuesday – fortytime
In the midst of Wednesday
Up until Thursday
By four on Saturday
Until the hoarseness
On Sunday weedramus
To begin Monsunday

4
Father, you’ve hovered
When me in jail, I turn striped
Through the window of surd
Father, you’ve know the ideals
Me, not befallen, I take the needle
Moisten it
And tattoo embroidery on my chest

5
‘till death – on the TV
I turn myself
Non-stop
Begger begs
For the lucid glory
Kyiv looks at it

6
Learn to look
At Taras higher
Take fatty to the house
To the heavens stubbles
Roof gigantic poetic

7
Lukash loved cards
But not defeat
He mumbled flatly:
Fatal card of diamonds

8
Where’ve you been?
The ravage burns in your eyes
It lights not me
In place where sight burns in the sleep
Where it flows
As coffee flows
Into the vision
Forbidden for us

9
You bought the ink
You ink the pen
No foam no water
Can wipe
This unsweet blot
You can’t just rub it with the sand
You pick the sorrow
And bring this merry throttle song
As wages of your hard job

Jakub Bartok said...

Ivan Franco has once retold a surprising and full of adventures east story about Abu-Kasimov’s slippers that cause quite a lot of problems to their owner. Eventually they brought him in his grave. However after his death Abu-Kasim was declared a saint.
But the story of Tricky slippers did not end It appears that afterwards those ill-fated slippers wound up in Ukraine. And here they also cause a lot of trouble. Find out what happends in the new adventure story of a well-known modern Ukrainian writer Bogdan Zholdak.

Jakub Bartok said...

Series «Modern prose for children" continues to reveal new faces of writers. But in addition, it demonstrates the endless possibilities of children's literature.
.Although this fairy tale is a continuation of work of Ivan Franko, Bogdan Zholdak creates a self-contained and integral work with their own atmosphere, adapted to the modern language of little readers.

Jakub Bartok said...

The action takes place in Kiev at the time of Kievan Rus. The author not only creates fairytale atmosphere, but refers to real historical events and figures, such as Prince Vladimir , or holy Rus. Tale of the author came true. It´s fantasy elements combined with real events creates a dreamlike world.

Jakub Bartok said...

Zholdak was host of several television programs on UT-1 channel "1 + 1" and a weekly radio program on the first channel of the National Radio "Braham - literary meeting with Bogdan Zholdak.He is a member of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine and the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine and Association "Kinopis". source

Jakub Bartok said...

The writer and screenwriter Bohdan Zholdak have presented on the second of July, in Kyiv, a new book called "Cover", which is the story of a modern war and the heroes who take part in this Donbas' military action. Here
you can watch video from the meeting.

Jakub Bartok said...

Here you can watch the whole movie "Women's joys and sorrows" , where Bogdan Zholdak performed as a marine.

Jakub Bartok said...

Zholdak ´s opera "Konotop witch"(Конотопська відьма) based on the novel of Grigori Kvitka had a great success at the National Academic Theater in Kiev . Here you can watch the comedy "Konotop witch".

Jakub Bartok said...

The story " UKRY " of famous Ukrainian writer, playwrighter and screenwriter Bogdan Zholdak is a militant prose of modern ATO(Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone). Almost a hundred years ago, Yuri Yanovsky created unsurpassed examples of ukrainian heroism." Ukry "is continuous action based on the true story of Russian-Ukrainian hybrid war in modern history. For readers of almost all generations.

Jakub Bartok said...

Here is a list of movies , in which Bogdan Zholdak took part.