Iakov Shchogolev

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Shchogolev, Iakov Ivanovich


Born Oct. 24 (Nov. 5), 1823, in the city of Akhtyrka, in what is now Sumy Oblast; died May 27 (June 8), 1898, in Kharkov. Ukrainian poet.

Shchogolev graduated from the University of Kharkov in 1848. He was a civil servant until 1871. Shchogolev was first published in 1843. The author of the poetry collections Vorsklo (1883) and Slobozhanshchina (1898), he was close to the Ukrainian romantics. Shchogolev idealized the bygone times of the Zaporozh’e cossacks and condemned the bourgeois mores that were undermining the traditions of patriarchal life. In many poems he expressed sympathy for the unfortunate and oppressed. A master of lyric descriptions of nature, Shchogolev often used images and motifs from folklore.


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