Pavlo Fylypovych

Yelena Severina (University of California, Los Angeles)
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Pavlo Petrovych Fylypovych (1891–1937) was a poet and literary critic from the generation of Ukrainian intellectuals known as the “Executed Renaissance” that perished during the Soviet purges of the 1930s.

The eldest of seven children, Fylypovych was born in Kaïtanivka, a small village in the Cherkasy region of Ukraine, to the family of a local priest that claimed relation to the literary clan of Hohol′-Ianovs′kyi. Fylypovych’s maternal grandmother, Ol′ha Ianovs′ka, was said to have been related to Feofil Ianovs′kyi, a Ukrainian physician who traced his lineage to a common ancestor, Hetman Ostap Hohol′ (d.1679). Like Nikolai Hohol′/Gogol′, Fylypovych too would begin his journey in literature with dreams of becoming a Russian poet, but, unlike his forebear, he later

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Citation: Severina, Yelena. "Pavlo Fylypovych". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 June 2017 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13932, accessed 17 April 2024.]

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