"From Three Worlds" is a pathbreaking anthology from a long-suppressed culture of Europe, now re-emerging on the world stage. For 350 years prior to independence in 1991, Ukraine endured a subordinate relationship enforced alike by tsars and commissars. As the Soviet Union entered a new (and final) era after 1985, Ukrainian literature shed its underground existence. "It was largely the inner freedom felt by writers and intelligentsia that led to independence," asserts Solomea Pavlychko in her introduction. "From Three Worlds" is the first publication in English to witness Ukraine's literary renaissance.