We invite authors to contribute to this exciting new series at Krytyka, Ukraine’s leading intellectual journal celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. The...

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George G. Grabowicz’s advancement to the 2nd round of the competition for the Taras Shevchenko Award provoked a series of attacks on the scholar’s persona and...

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What does not cease to astonish in the case of Stus's death is its incredible chronological proximity to our present day. That premeditated murder, that...

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George Grabowicz, Oles Fedoruk, Taras Shevchenko. The Facsimile Publication of the First Edition of Taras Shevchenko’s Haydamaky (1841)

・ November 2013
Kyiv: Krytyka, 2013.
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.
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Lina Kostenko’s novel "Diary of a Ukrainian Madman" is about the unrealized Ukrainian nation as an unrealized human individual. Clearly, the author wanted to...

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