On May, 13, 2017 at 12.00 pm – time for another city walk "City During the "Quiet War" 1939–1941: Literary Perspective" on the basis of the materials developed within the Lviv Interactive project.
The period from September, 22, 1939 to June, 22, 1941, was the time of the ‘quiet war’ in Lviv. It was the war raging in a peaceful setting. The confrontation largely shifted from the military domain to the area of ideology and rhetoric. Writers, critics, and journalists were involuntarily turning into combatants. Over almost two years, the literary landscape had been undergoing some crucial changes that translated into the actual urban space. During the walk, we shall take the road of memories on the literary life of Lviv left by Ukrainian and Polish writers. In addition, we shall talk about the following aspects:
- continuity and intermittency in the identity of urban spaces as a sign of the epoch;
- change of a literary canon;
- private and public in the work of a writer;
- the power of literature and the weakness of man;
- imminence, anxiety, enforcement, silence, concealment and inability to keep silent.
Further walks on other topics will be taking place during the coming months, please, stay updated on the information on the website and the Facebookprofile of the Center for Urban History.
The walk was guided by authors of the project "Imaginary Map of Literary Lviv (±1939 р.)", the researchers Viktor Martyniuk and Danylo Ilnytskyi.