Vozniak, Mikhail

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Vozniak, Mikhail Stepanovich


Born Oct. 3, 1881, in the village of Vilki-Mazovets’ki, present-day Volytsa, Mostiska Raion, L’vov Oblast; died Nov. 20, 1954, in L’vov. Soviet literary scholar. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR (1929). Member of the CPSU from 1951.

In 1908, Vozniak graduated from the philosophical department of the University of L’vov. He began to publish in 1902. He wrote about 600 works. His three-volume History of Ukrainian Literature (1920-24) reflected the influence of bourgeois nationalist ideology. Among Vozniak’s studies of literature of the 16th through 18th centuries, the most significant are the works Who Wrote the So-called Samovidets Chronicle? (1933), Pseudo-Konisskii and Pseudo-Poletika (1939), and The Birth of Ukrainian Comedy (1919). Vozniak was an expert on the work of I. Franko and wrote a monograph on him.


Z zhyttia i tvorchosti Ivana Franka. Kiev, 1955.
Narysy pro svitogliad Ivana Franka. L’vov, 1955.
Veleten’ dumky i pratsl: Shliakh zhyttia i borot’by Ivana Franka. Kiev, 1958.
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