Yuri Vynnychuk. The Windows of Time Frozen. L'viv: VNTL-Klasyka, 2000. ISBN 9667493172. 130 x 200 mm, 272 pp., laminated wrappers.
These translations of the stories by Yuri Vynnychuk represent a broad spectrum of the works of this well-known Ukrainian writer from Lviv. The volume is divided into five sections, each of which represents a different style or genre. The stories include deeply lyrical and philosophical pieces rife with magical realism, pointed psychological portraits of individual characters in crisis situations, fantastic and alternative worlds—in the genres of science fiction and the gothic horror tale, wickedly black humor and biting satire, and pulp erotica with more than a dash of humor. This volume allows you to enter into the many “embroidered” worlds of Yuri Vynnychuk, a post-modern Ukrainian Gogol, a chameleon of a storyteller par excellence.