UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


New publication by Professor Arnold McMillin

15 January 2018

Arnold McMillin

Arnold McMillin, Emeritus Professor of Russian Literature, has launched a new book 'Breaking with Tradition: Belarusian Short Prose in the Early Twenty-First Century'. The book introduces short prose by nearly fifty young Belarusian writers in six thematic chapters, of which three are on topics of universal interest: Love, sex and loneliness; the world and its inhabitants: humans, fish, animals and birds; and religion, superstition, philosophy and fantasy. The other three have particular relevance to Belarus: Leadership, Miensk and the provinces, and squalor; writing about the Belarusian language and the nature of its use; and finally the history of the country.