Napoeni dni: povist. Mykhailo Ivchenko.

Napoeni dni: povist

Salzburg: Novi Dni, 1946. Butovych, M. (illustrator). Original illustrated wrappers. Good. Item #181

Octodecimo (10 x 14 cm). 88 pages: Text in Ukrainian. One of 3000 copies. Wear to wrappers; small tear to title; small nick to lower back corner; DP stamps "Ukrainian Secondary School at Traunstein" to front wrapper and title; owner inscription to front wrapper; still a good copy.

The story of Hryhorii Skovoroda ((1722-1794) - a Ukrainian poet, fabulist, philosopher, and religious thinker) published posthumously and distributed among the Ukrainian refugees in the displaced persons camps of postwar Austria and Germany.

Mykhailo Ivchenko (1890-1939) - "a writer. Before the Revolution of 1917 he worked as a statistician in the Poltava region and wrote articles on economics, natural science, and the national question for periodicals such as Rada (Kyiv) and Khutorianyn. A Soviet ‘fellow traveler’ in the 1920s, member of the literary organizations Muzahet and Aspys, he was the author of the impressionistic prose collections Shumy vesniani (The Murmurs of Spring, 1919), Imlystoiu rikoiu (Along the Misty River, 1926), Porvanoiu dorohoiu (Along the Broken Road, 1927), and Zemli dzvoniat’ (The Lands Peal, 1928). His most significant work, the novel Robitni syly (The Work Forces, 1929), portrays allegorically the fostering of national consciousness. A defendant at the show trial of the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine in 1930, he received a conditional sentence. To avoid another arrest, in 1934 he left Ukraine for Moscow and then settled in Vladykavkaz in Caucasia. He translated into Ukrainian the prose of Rabindranath Tagore with whom he corresponded in the 1920s" (Encyclopedia of Ukraine).

Price: $200.00

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