Presentation of the novel "Gunter’s Winter" by Juan Manuel Marcos

Date: January 18, 2016, 14:30 AM
Place: 13 B Tymoshenka Str., room 503
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Dr. Igor Protsenko, professor of UniNorte, Asunción, Paraguay is going to give a public lecture for the students of humanities during his visit to Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University on Jan, 18th at 13-40 in 503 class.

Being an Academic Coordinator of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the Universidad del Norte (UniNorte), Asuncion, Paraguay; and a Professor of Literature and Literary Criticismat the School of Humanitarian Sciences and Education UniNorte, Dr. Protsenko will acquaint students with the opportunities to exchange programmes with Paraguay.

As well, the lecture will be devoted to the presentation of the novel "Gunter’s Winter" by Juan Manuel Marcos, which has been translated into more than 40 languages of the world. Juan Manuel Marcos, the author to the novel is the rector of Universidad del Norte, more commonly called UniNorte, is the most important private university of Paraguay. He is one of the most famous writers, who fought for democracyin Paraguay, having a bumpy ride through persecution, imprisonment, torture and exile for twelve years. Juan Manuel Marcos receiveda degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the UCM-Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Doctor of Philology at the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). He studiedat Yale and Harvard.

Juan Manuel Marcos is the author of the novel "Günter‘s Winter" (Prize "Book of the Year", 1987), the most prominent Paraguayan novel over the past forty years, which was short-listedby experts as one of the ten most importantin the history of the country, was translated into 40 languages.

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