The Cultural Renaissance in Ukraine: Polemical Pamphlets 1925-26

The Cultural Renaissance in Ukraine Polemical Pamphlets In the Soviet Ukrainian government proclaimed a policy of Ukrainization In the years of relative autonomy that followed a wide ranging debate took place that raised issues of vital importance fo

  • Title: The Cultural Renaissance in Ukraine: Polemical Pamphlets 1925-26
  • Author: Mykola Khvylovy George S.N. Luckyj
  • ISBN: 9780920862421
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1923 the Soviet Ukrainian government proclaimed a policy of Ukrainization In the years of relative autonomy that followed, a wide ranging debate took place that raised issues of vital importance for Ukrainian culture What was to be the character of Ukrainian literature How would it be affected by the cultural values of the past What would be its relations with RussiIn 1923 the Soviet Ukrainian government proclaimed a policy of Ukrainization In the years of relative autonomy that followed, a wide ranging debate took place that raised issues of vital importance for Ukrainian culture What was to be the character of Ukrainian literature How would it be affected by the cultural values of the past What would be its relations with Russian literature How would the Revolution affect the production of new literary works More than any other figure, Mykola Khvylovy, dominated this debate, which came to be known as the Literary Discussion He argued in his pamphlets that Ukrainian literature should take an independent path, abandoning its former reliance on Russian models and seeking inspiration from European sources His outspoken advocacy of this course soon brought him into conflict with Stalin s regime and drove him to suicide in 1933 After Khvylovy s death, his works were banned in the Soviet Union, and the name of this most prominent Ukrainian prose writer of the post revolutionary years was systematically expunged from the record books The issues that he raised have, however, survived both him and his antagonists This volume represents the first English language collection of his polemical writings.

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    1. Mykola Khvylovy Ukrainian , Khvyl ovyy December 13 O.S December 1 1893 May 13, 1933 was a Ukrainian writer and poet of the early Communist era Ukrainian Renaissance 1920 1930.Born as Mykola Fitilyov in Trostyanets, Kharkov Governorate to a Russian laborer father and Ukrainian schoolteacher mother, Khvylovy joined the Communist Party in 1919 In the same year he became the chief of local Cheka in Bohodukhiv povit He moved to Kharkiv in 1921 and involved himself with writers connected to Vasyl Blakytny and the paper Visti VUTsVK news from All Ukrainian Central Executive Committee In 1921, he also published his first poetry collection.In 1922, he began to focus on prose writing His initial collections Syni etiudy Blue Etudes, 1923 and Osin Autumn, 1924 generated approval from critics like Serhiy Yefremov, Oleksander Biletsky, Volodymyr Koriak, Yevhen Malaniuk and Dmytro Dontsov His impressions of the work as a CheKa officer are reflected in his 1924 novel I Romance , the hero of which the head of the local Cheka sentenced his mother to death in the name of the ideals of the revolution.A brief member of the literary organization Hart, Khvylovy later became critical of it and the organization Pluh and became a key leader of the VAPLITE organization of Ukrainian proleteriat writers Because of Stalin s repressions against his friends in the pro Ukrainian Communist movement, Khvylovy committed suicide on 13 May 1933 in front of his friends in his apartment in Kharkiv His suicide note said Arrest of Yalovy this is the murder of an entire generation For what Because we were the most sincere Communists I don t understand The responsibility for the actions of Yalovy s generation lies with me, Khvylovy Today is a beautiful sunny day I love life you can t even imagine how much Today is the 13th Remember I was in love with this number Terribly painful Long live communism Long live the socialist construction Long live the Communist Party 1 After his death, his works were banned in the Soviet Union and because of his symbolic potency were mostly not permitted until near the end or after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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