Lviv; Kyiv: 1898-1932. #10 of 1913. 192 pp. 26.8x18 cm. In original publisher’s wrappers. Loss of the pieces of the spine, crack in the binding, tears to the edges. Otherwise in a good condition.
Printed from 1898 until 1932, the Literary-Scientific Bulletin was founded on the initiative of the Ukrainian historian Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866-1934) and published by the Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society. At different times, the editorial board of the magazine included M. Hrushevsky, Ivan Franko, O. Borkovsky, O. Makovei, V. Hnatyuk, D. Dontsov, etc. The journal was divided into a number of sections: poetry, short stories, dramas, literature, science, art, chronicles, and bibliography. The monthly Bulletin served as the meeting point of some of the most prominent representatives of Ukrainian literature: Ivan Franko, Oleksandr Oles, Volodymyr Vynnychenko, V. Domanytskyy, V. Doroshenko, O. Yefymenko, S. Yefremov, P. Karmanskyy, etc. Due to the complications with the authorities, the magazine changed its publication venue from the Austro-Hungarian-controlled Lviv to the Russian controlled Kyiv in 1907 and returned to its original place shortly after the dissolvement of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. According to the years and places of publication, researchers distinguish 3 main periods in the history of the journal: the first Lviv (1898-1906), Kyiv (1907-1914; 1917-1919), and the second Lviv (1922-1932). During these years, the staff of the Bulletin mainly advocated a single language concept for the representation of national unity, which was to overcome the dominance of dialectological differences characteristic to various regions. Same as the editorial message, the content of the Bulletin mostly remained unchanged. At different times, the editors of the magazine were M. Hrushevsky, I. Franko, D. Dontsov.
This tenth issue of the 1913 Bulletin is dedicated to the memory of Lesya Ukrainka (1871-1913), a political activist and one of Ukrainian literature’s foremost writers. The magazine opens with Lesya’s last novel (unfinished) Yekbal’-Ganem written a few weeks before the her death. Among other materials presented on the pages of the magazine are the articles, short stories, and poems devoted to Ukrainka and her artistic legacy and written by M. Hrushevsky, O. Oles, I. Steshenko, M. Voronyi, A. Nikovsky, M. Evshan, G. Chuprinka, etc. The issue also includes a biographical brief of the Ukrainian writer and bibliographer Mikhail Komarov (1844-1913) by Vladimir Doroshenko. The magazine closes with an overview of the political situation in Galicia.
Edited by O. Lisenko, the issue arguably represents the most interesting period in the publication of the Bulletin. From 1907 until 1914, the magazine was published in 2 editions - first in Kyiv and second in Lviv (under the editorship of M. Yevshan). Although the number of subscribers to the periodical in the Russian Empire significantly exceeded the number of Galician subscribers, still the Bulletin remained its dominant positions in both regions, becoming the first nationwide literary-scientific and socio-political journal.
Lesya Ukrainka was one of the most famous Ukrainian writers and an active participant of the Ukrainian struggle against tsarism. She published her first poem Landysh [i.e. Lily of the Valley] in the journal Zoria [i.e. Dawn] in Lviv at the age of 13. In the following years, Lesya penned the collections Na krylakh pisen [i.e. On the Wings of Songs] in 1893, Dumy i mriyi [i.e. Thoughts and Dreams] in 1899, Vidhuky [i.e. Echoes] in 1902, etc., which established her as the leading Ukrainian poetess of the day. The author of numerous short stories, critical essays, and plays, Ukrainka also made masterful translations of works by Homer, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Victor Hugo, and Ivan Turgenev. Lesya was an active member of the Marxist organizations and was arrested and, following her release, was kept under observation by the tsarist police. Ukrainka died from tuberculosis at the age of 42.
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