Oleksa Kovalenko: Ukraïns′ka Muza: Poetychna antolohiia od pochatku do nashykh dniv [The Ukrainian Muse: An Anthology of Poetry from the Beginning until Today] (1804 words)

Yelena Severina (University of California, Los Angeles)
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Ukraïns′ka Muza [The Ukrainian Muse] is a 1908 anthology of Ukrainian poetry that was published by poet, editor, translator, and literary historian Oleksa Kovalenko (1880–1927). Printed by Petro Barskyi’s Kyiv-based publishing house, the anthology is significant for including works that had never before appeared in print in the Russian Empire, although some were edited (with the permission of their authors) to accommodate imperial censorship. The ambitious project spans more than a century of Ukrainian poetry, ranging from the proto-romantic texts that capture the vanishing world of the Cossacks to fin-de-siècle poetry, with its rejection of populism and village realism.

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Citation: Severina, Yelena. "Ukraïns′ka Muza: Poetychna antolohiia od pochatku do nashykh dniv". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 May 2021; last revised 07 June 2021. [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39457, accessed 02 December 2021.]

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