Borduliak, Timofei Ignatevich

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Borduliak, Timofei Ignat’evich


(pseudonyms: T. Vetlina. T. Bondarishin). Born Feb. 2, 1863, in the village of Borduliaki, Brody District, now the L’vov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR; died Oct. 16, 1936, in the village of Bol’shaia Khodachka, Kozova District, in the Ternopol’ region. Ukrainian writer. Born into a peasant family.

Borduliak graduated in 1899 from the department of theology of the University of L’vov. He was a teacher and a priest in the villages of Galicia. His stories about the lives of the western Ukrainian peasants at the turn of the century were unaffected and ingenuous (in the words of I. la. Franko) and glowing with warm feeling; they were included in the collections Neighbors (1899) and Tales of Galician Life (1903). He described with harsh realism the life of peasants who suffered from insufficient land and from oppression by landowners, kulaks, and the Austro-Hungarian authorities. In the stories “Here’s Where We’ll Go, Poor Dear” (1894), “Storks” (1896), and “Ivan, the Brazilian” (1899), Borduliak writes of the hard fate of the poor people who sought salvation in foreign countries. Borduliak ceased publishing in 1916.


Tvory. Kiev, 1958.
In Russian translation:
Rasskazy. Moscow, 1958.
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