by Sasha from Dnepropetrovsk
|Ivan Franko (google.com.ua)|
1856 - 1916
Ivan Franko was a great poet, prose writer, playwright, literary critic, translator,
journalist, and public figure. He left a rich legacy made up of nearly five
thousand fiction and nonfiction works, theoretical, essays and articles written
in Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, German and other languages.
This person is so important for Ukrainian people
that there are many monuments to him all over Ukraine and the National University in
Lvov was named after him.
Ivan Franko was born on August 27, 1836, into the family of a blacksmith in a
village of Lvov Region.
After finishing gymnasium in the town of Drogobych Ivan Franko continued his
education in Lvov and later in Chernivtsi. In 1891 he graduated from the
department of Philology of Chernivtsi University.
Ivan Franko was the most outstanding poet in the post-Shevchenko period of
Ukrainian literature. In his best collection of poems, "From the Heights
and the Depths", he democratized the traditional forms of poetry.
Ivan Fianko's prose enriched Ukrainian literature with a new gallery of
characters. In "His Own Fault", "Forests and Pastures", and
many other stories. I. Franko draws the reader's attention to the social dream
of the Galician village.
Ivan Franko's profound knowledge of human nature in its varied manifestations
makes his characters strikingly alive. Characteristically, the writer often
called his works studies in psychology.
|Ivan Franko National University in Lvov (google.com.ua )|
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