Klym Polishchuk (2757 words)


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Klym Polishchuk (1891–1937), a novelist, poet, essayist, translator, short story writer, journalist, artist, and collector of folklore, belongs to the generation of Ukrainian authors known as the Executed Renaissance on account of their fate during the Stalinist purges of Ukraine’s intellectuals in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Because his works were silenced during the Soviet period, Polishchuk is not widely known in Ukraine and is often confused with the writer Valer'ian Polishchuk (no relation), another victim of the purges.

Klym Polishchuk’s short stories, novellas, and poetry, which originally appeared in the 1910s–1920s, were reprinted only after the fall of the Soviet Union. A major …

Citation: Krys, Svitlana. "Klym Polishchuk". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 July 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14607, accessed 03 March 2021.]

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