The Figure оf Ivan Franko in the Viev of M. Rudnytskyj: Memoirs, Reflections, Interpretations

Sofiia Kohut, PhD
Stefanyk National Science Library (Ukraine)
ORCID: 0000-0002-4935-0103

Volume 4/2017

Publication type: research article

DOI: 10.32612/uw.23535644.2017.pp.159-168

Pages: 159-168

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