Pavlychko, Dmitro

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Pavlychko, Dmitro (Dmitrii) Vasil’Evich


Born Sept. 28, 1929, in the village of Stopchatovo, now in Iablonov Raion, Ivano-Frankovsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. Soviet Ukrainian poet. Member of the CPSU since 1954.

Pavlychko graduated from the philology department of the University of L’vov in 1953. He wrote the collections of poems Love and Hate (1953), My Land (1955), The Black Thread (1958), The Rapids (1959; Russian translation, 1960), On Guard (1961), The Palm Frond (1962), Petals and Blades (1964), Grain and the Banner (1968), and Sonnets of a Podol’sk Autumn (1973), as well as the screenplays The Dream (1964) and Zakhar Berkut (1972). For his collection of selected works, Daylight (1960), Pavlychko was awarded the N. Ostrovskii Republic Prize (1961). His poetry deals with the new life in the reunified Western Ukraine, the unmasking of Ukrainian bourgeois nationalists, and the struggle for peace. Pavlychko has also translated works of Spanish and Cuban poets. He has been awarded two orders and several medals.


In Russian translation:
Izbr. lirika. Moscow, 1971.
Stikhi. Moscow, 1955.


Burliai, Iu. Boiets’ zhyttia novoho. Kiev, 1963.


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