Viktor Neborak

Viktor Neborak, a tall imposing figure with a booming voice that makes a microphone come to life when he performs his poetry, was born in 1961 and is one of the leading representatives of the mid-to-late 1980s cultural revival in Ukraine. He is best known as a poet and founding member (along with Yuri Andrukhovych and Oleksander Irvanets) of the Bu-Ba-Bu literary performance group that gained enormous popularity in the late 1980s and 1990s in Ukraine. The syllables of the group's name stand for burlesque (burlesk), a puppet show or farce (balahan), and buffoonery (bufonada). Neborak has also been active as a prose writer, translator, essayist, and cultural activist, as well as a performer with the rock band Neborok, which was extremely popular in Western Ukraine and Poland.

He is the author of six collections of poetry: Amber Time (1987), The Flying Head (1990), Alter Ego (1993), Conversation with a Servant (1994), An Epos about House Number Thirty-Five (1999) and a selected works edition that gathers the best of his works in a single volume Litostroton (2001). His poetry from The Flying Head is an innovative cutting edge work with a great amount of linguistic and poetic experimentation. Alter Ego has a much more reflective tonality than The Flying Head and represents a diametrically opposed voice to the poet's performance voice. An Epos about House Number Thirty-Five shifts to the modality of a poetry of everyday life experiences. Neborak is also the author of two books of memoiristic essays about many of his contemporaries entitled Return to Leopolis (1998) and Introduction to Bu-Ba-Bu (2001).
He has been very active as an interviewer for a monthly cultural program for television in Lviv and can be seen as an organizer and participant in myriad cultural events of the city.
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photo from: http://litakcent.com/

Albums:

Viktor Neborak. Kolyshniy, inshyi... Autobiographical textiles. (The Former, the Other...)


Some of the text in the books can be defined as memories of the author's childhood and youth, while "Carbonite Diary" also contains pages devoted to the events that took place in the then present time, when the author was teaching the Ukrainian literature at one of Donbas vocational school...
Domestic price: 97.23UAH, International price: $8.92USD

Viktor Neborak. Vvedennya u BU-BA-BU. /third edition, extended/. (Introduction to BU-BA-BU)


"Introduction to BU-BA-BU" is not a textbook, not a series of lectures, and not even memories of the legendary literary and attraction group, to which the author is honored to attribute himself as the Procurator. It is rather an attempt to introduce the interested reader to the time permeated with eclectics, breaking points, illusions, insight...
Domestic price: 108.13UAH, International price: $9.92USD