KATERYNA BILOKUR

books about the famous Ukrainian folk artist

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    Kateryna Bilokur is a highly original Ukrainian folk artist.
    Her life was not easy. She was born in 1900 in a peasant family,
    in the abandoned village of Bohdanivka, in Ukraine.
    She studied art by herself and began painting on plywood, later
    learned to ground the canvas, to mix paints, to make brushes, etc...
    Her creative works have no analogies in the world art...

   
   
   
    

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OLEKSANDR DOVZHENKO

Screenplays

Publisher 'Naukova Dumka"
Kyiv, 1986
(in Ukrainian)

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    "What develops our spiritual life?", asked Oleksandr Dovzhenko. And answered: "Cinema".
     Oleksandr Dovzhenko went down to history of world cinematography as an original filmmaker and screenwriter.
     Being a world famous filmmaker he defended his idea that screenplays have to be written by writers.
     He said that to write a screenplay was not easier than to write a novel.
     A screenwriter needs talent and artistic experience...

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MYKOLA BAZHAN

Verses and poems

Publisher "Radyansky pysmennyk"
Kyiv, 1949
(in Ukrainian)

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OLEKSANDR OLES' (OLEKSANDR KANDYBA)

Selection

Publisher "Radyansky Pysmennyk"
Kyiv, 1958
(in Ukrainian)

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    Oleksandr Oles' (Oleksandr I. Kandyba) belongs to the generation of Ukrainian poets of early XX century.
    He was born in 1878 in Kharkiv area, studied at Kharkiv agriculture school, later at Kharkiv veterinary institute.
    The start of his literature activity was in 1905-1907. It was difficult for him to accept the ideas of the Revolution of 1917.
    So, in 1919 Oleksandr Oles found himself abroad, among emmigrants...

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IRYNA ZHYLENKO

selected works

Kyiv, 1990
(in Ukrainian)

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    It has been fifty years since the first book by Iryna Zhylenko was published in early 1960s.
    But even today the literature work of this known Ukrainian poet attracts attention of the readers.
    Bright style of her writing, lyrics of her poems, ability to describe the nuances of feelings -
    these are the main peculiarities of the poems by Iryna Zhylenko....

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PAVLO TYCHYNA

From diary notes

Kyiv, 1981
(in Ukrainian)

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    The book contains the diary notes of the outstanding Ukrainian poet and public activist Pavlo Tychyna during
    the 50 years period, from 1919 to 1967. From his notes one can learn about the rich spiritual life of the poet.
    Tychyna describes his vivid  impressions of numerous meetings with interesting people. Also, he shares his thoughts
    about nature and specific of literature work. There are a lot of interesting facts about Tychyna's life which broaden
    our knowledge about him as a poet and personality.

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VOLODYMYR VINNYCHENKO

 
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    Volodymyr Vinnychenko was born on July 26, 1880 in the village Vesely Kut in Kherson area.
    Died in 1951 in France.
    His life was extremely tragic and hard. While studying at the Kyiv University he was very active
    in different students' movements. As a result he was arrested, sent to the army but managed
    to escape.....
    Besides being a talented writer he was one of the leaders of Tsentralna Rada. Vinnychenko was
    even offered the position of People's Comissar of Foreign Affairs of the Ukrainian People's Republic.
    Instead he became an emmigrant who felt strong pain living far from his Motherland...
   

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POETRY

by Bohdan-Ihor Antonych

 (in Ukrainian)
 The Song About
 Non-Destruction
 of Matter

    Odesa, 1967
  The Seal-rings  of
   Youth
  Bratislava, 1966
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     It is very little known about this Ukrainian poet who used to live in Lviv.

    His life was short but bright. He died at the age of 28. And after his death his name
    disappeared from Ukrainian literature. Only now the books by Antonych came back to us.
    He now occupies his rightful place in Ukrainian poetry.
    Now we can enjoy his poems. In them he is singing the glory to life and human being...
   

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MYKOLA KHVYLOVY

Blue Sketches

Kyiv, 1989
(in Ukrainian)

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    On May 13, 1933  Mykola Khvyliovy committed suicide. He was almost 40 years old....

    The year of 1933 marked in Ukrainian history as the year of Holodomor.
    The whole country was covered with the corps of the people starved to death.
    Khvyliovy was in despair, he was searching for the way out but could not find it.
    He shot himself protesting against the Stalin's regime of terror.....

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MYKOLA KHVYLOVY

works in five volumes

(three volumes available)
Baltimore, 1980
(in Ukrainian)

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    The years of 20s were the period of national and cultural revival in Ukraine. This period left a deep imprint on
    intellectual life of Ukrainian society. Many talented writers appeared in literature. Among them the most interesting
    personality was Mykola Khvylovy, a writer and politician. Though it has been written a lot about Khvylovy as politician
    since his suicide in 1933, it is not well known about him as a writer.
    This edition was compiled, edited, annotated and published by V. Symonenko Smoloskyp Publishers, Smoloskyp Inc.
    and Ukrainian Writers' Association in Exhile....

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