Valer'ian Pidmohyl'nyi (1394 words)

Maxim Tarnawsky (University of Toronto)
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Valeriian Pidmohyl′nyi (1901–37) stands out among the impressive cohort of young writers who appeared in Soviet Ukraine in the 1920s, for three reasons: his genre is intellectual fiction; his models are French nineteenth-century realist writers; and his method is built on the psychological portraiture of characters. His writing exemplified the positive qualities of the renaissance of Ukrainian literature in the first full decade of Soviet rule. Here was fiction that was simultaneously popular with readers and created according to the highest standards of aesthetic taste and intellectual probity. Here was writing that was contemporary, even modern, in both its style and its themes, yet was also distinctly Ukrainian in its cultural, …

Citation: Tarnawsky, Maxim. "Valer'ian Pidmohyl'nyi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 February 2016 [, accessed 03 March 2021.]

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