Sofiia Kohut, PhD
Stefanyk National Science Library (Ukraine)
Publication type: research article
Publication language: Ukrainian
The article consider the view of М. Rudnyckyj to the figure of Ivan Franko, understanding of his role as a writer in the Ukrainian literary process of intermilitary period. The problem of artist and society in their contrasting and cooperation are interpreted from positions of liberal criticism, the representative of which was М. Rudnytskyj. The tragedy of Franko, in opinion of М. Rudnytskyj, is a public and intellectual vacuum, in what Franko was founded as an artist and publicman, The absence of valuable dialogue with an environment, in which he worked. Considerable attention is devoted to the memoirs of М. Rudnyckyj.
Key words: I. Franko, М. Rudnyckyj, memoirs, Ukrainian literary process of intermilitary period, liberal criticism