This publication consists of three books: the facsimile of Haydamaky, 1841; Professor George Grabowicz’s monograph, Shevchenko’s Haydamaky: The Poem and Its Critical Reception; Oles Fedoruk’s The First Edition of Shevchenko’s Haydamaky: The History of the Book.
The facsimile publication of Shevchenko’s Haydamaky reproduces the poem's first edition with the utmost accuracy, in terms of the number of pages, their size, the paper grade and crucially, the text. Prof. Grabowicz’s study newly interprets its reception, form and content as well as its role in making Shevchenko a national poet in a global context. In his lavishly illustrated study-commentary, Fedoruk reviews and systematizes published and archival sources on the history of the poem's creation, publication and reception. The critically revised first edition of Haydamaky is in the appendix.