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1st quarter 2015

30 Mar 2015 New publicistic articles

In the section "Publicistics" 3 articles of 1892 are published, including "Our public schools and their needs."

We can and will through our ambassadors in Lviv and in Vienna to pursue and demand, to schools for our money were those which we need, and not those which you want.

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28 Mar 2015 New obituary

In the section "Biographies. Obituaries" published obituary "Ludwik Inlender" (1900).

In Lviv, died in half of September Ludwik Inlender, one of the brightest representants younger generation of Jews, sincere friend of our nation.

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26 Mar 2015 New article on history

Published an article "New studies on the ancient history of the Jews" (1901).

In fact it was a sin for historians-hebreyists confine themselves to Jewish sources, inserted in the Bible, and close eyes to the rich archaeological achievements in Egypt, Babylonia…

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24 Mar 2015 New article on folklore

The section «Ethnography and folklore» is replenished with an article "The Origin of Attila" (1892).

Noteworthy is the fact that especially among the two nations legend of dog blood in the veins of Attila put down deeper roots: among Italians and Poles.

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22 Mar 2015 New memorable place of Ivan Franko

House in Drogobych (present address – Shevchenko str., 12) was founded in 1873. Ivan Franko witnessed the event and described it in his novel «Borislav laughs». The gallery of I. Franko's memorable places is replenished with photo of house in Drogobych (1873).

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20 Mar 2015 New article on history of literature

The section "History of literature" is replenished with article "On the history of apocryphal tales" (1891).

In my opinion, this solo can be explained a lot easier if we take into account that "god's blood" in the local dialect of Carpathian highlanders Stryj county denotes flower.

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18 Mar 2015 New critical article

The section "Literary criticism" is replenished with article "Leo Tolstoy" (1892).

To fight against the royal power, which in the eyes of millions of Russians almost equal to the power of God, comes another force – blind, elusive, hundreds of times more powerful than revolutionary bombs.

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16 Mar 2015 New story

In the "Prose" section we publish story "William Tell."

What change became Olga! Her sad face cleared up, light up with pink blush. Her eyes shine, – she begins done closely in the stifling hot atmosphere.

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14 Mar 2015 New poem

In the section "Poems" we publish poem "Funeral" (1899).

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12 Mar 2015 New verses

We continue to publish a collection of poems of Ivan Franko "Old and new". Today – the first 25 verses from cycle "Strophes."

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10 Mar 2015 New index

Posted alphabetic list of biographical articles and obituaries by Ivan Franko.

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8 Mar 2015 New edition of Ivan Franko

Title page of I.Franko's collection of translations «From the foreign parterres» (Lviv, 1885) The gallery of I. Franko's autographs and editions is replenished with title page collection of translations «From the foreign parterres» (Lviv, 1885)

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6 Mar 2015 New letters by Ivan Franko

We continue to publish Ivan Franko's correspondence. Today –next five letters of 1883.

I gave rewrite wedding songs from Lolyn collected by Olga Roshkevych, that are very interesting to many regards. (4 Dec 1883, to M. P. Dragomanov)

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5 Mar 2015 Urgent message

March 5 (today) 2015 – Ukraine national mourning for the 33 miners who died from the explosion at the Zasjadko mine (Donetsk).

4 Mar 2015 New translations

In the section «Translations» we continue publishing of the cycle "History of ancient Roma" (1915 – 1916). Today – poem "Abduction of Sabine Women [8 c. BC]".

1. Romulus seeking wives for the Romans / 2. Romans grabbed the Sabine Women / 3. Romulus bless the new couple / 4. Romulus wins neighboring enemies / 5. Daughter Commandant of the Capitol.

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2 Mar 2015 New theater reviews

Published 5 theater reviews of 1890, including "Christmas Night" by M. Starycky – N. Lysenko."

Libretto of this opera, written Starycky based on Gogol's story, has a high literary value.

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28 Feb 2015 New publicistic articles

In the section "Publicistics" 3 articles of 1892 are published, including "Peasant revolt".

Recently, all the newspapers reported that in the village Zamostja (Vyzhnytsa County, Bukovina) peasants rebelled against the new landlord not to allow him to take possession of land near houses.

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26 Feb 2015 New biographical note

In the section "Biographies. Obituaries" published note "The book about Dragomanov" (1895).

This book, which is a valuable monument for prematurely faded Ukrainian scientist and writer, should be in the hands of anyone who studies the spiritual movement of modern Ukraine.

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24 Feb 2015 New article on history

Published a review "Description of the archive documents western Russian Uniate metropolitans. 1470 – 1700" (1899).

Only in 1891, the chief prosecutor of the Synod Pobedonostsev told a separate commission to make review and detailed description of the whole archive.

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22 Feb 2015 New article on folklore

The section «Ethnography and folklore» is replenished with an article "Hungarian tale" by Vaclav Potocki and "psya krev" (1892).

Contemptuous name «Generatio canina» ("dog family"), taken in this case on the Hungarians, would be perhaps the oldest evidence too common in our expression "psya krev" (dog blood / kin).

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20 Feb 2015 New memorable place of Ivan Franko

House of gymnasium (Drogobych, Shevchenko str., 24), where in 1867 – 1875 Ivan Franko had been studied. The gallery of I. Franko's memorable places is replenished with photo of gymnasium in Drogobych (1867 – 1875).

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18 Feb 2015 New article on history of literature

The section "History of literature" is replenished with article "Verse XVIII century from Red Rus'" (1891).

But there are some solid works on those scraps, that did not fall so far in print. Of these, we print here are three: two small songs secular content…

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16 Feb 2015 New critical article

The section "Literary criticism" is replenished with article "The power of the earth in the modern novel" (1891).

G. Uspenski, looking to peasant life in terms of his populist doctrines, like Zola, pass some very important features and therefore come to false conclusions.

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14 Feb 2015 New story

In the "Prose" section we publish story "Where disappear old years" (1883).

Surely one, my son, is poor for whom in any old year, among piles of bad was any corn of pure goodness. For such man old years became vampires.

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12 Feb 2015 New poem

In the section "Poems" we publish "Poem on a white shirt" (1897).

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10 Feb 2015 New verses

We continue to publish a collection of poems of Ivan Franko "Old and new". Today – the next 10 verses from cycle "Parenethikon."

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8 Feb 2015 New vocabulary

The vocabulary "Rare words in I.Franko's works" is now published.

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7 Feb 2015 New autograph of Ivan Franko

First page of finishing autograph of I.Franko's poem «Saint Valent» (1885) The gallery of I. Franko's autographs and editions is replenished with page of autograph of poem «Saint Valent» (1885).

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4 Feb 2015 New letters by Ivan Franko

We continue to publish Ivan Franko's correspondence. Today –next five letters of 1883.

You are expressing doubt there whether you write further poems, or rather to get down to prose? That somehow we have custom that all budding poets usually advised to take up more prose. (14 Nov 1883, to Uliana Kravchenko)

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2 Feb 2015 New translations

In the section «Translations» we continue publishing of the cycle "History of ancient Roma" (1915 – 1916). Today – poem "Numitor and Amulius."

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30 Jan 2015 New theater reviews

Published 5 theater reviews of 1890, including "Jaropolk" by K. Ustianovych".

On the same play, written by K. Ustianovych can say little. This is chronicle in dialogue, almost without dramatic action (except for various murders) and without a trace of some characteristics of actors.

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28 Jan 2015 New publicistic articles

In the section "Publicistics" 3 articles of 1891 are published, including "Ukrainian "populists" and radicals."

Galician Ukrainophilism was as romantic, was based on dreams and fantasies, as it was far from the real Galician people as retrograde and aristocratic St.George's clericalism.

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26 Jan 2015 New biographical note

In the section "Biographies. Obituaries" published note "Gleb Uspensky" (1892).

This is a huge loss for Russian literature and Russian society. Uspensky was the original novelist, journalist and an ardent supporter of progress.

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25 Jan 2015 Urgent message!

January, 25 (today) 2015 – in the Ukraine national mourning for the dead as a result of bombardment in Mariupol by Russian troops.

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24 Jan 2015 New article on history

The article "Joseph Shumlyansky, Lviv Bishop 1668 – 1708, and the introduction of the union in Galicia" (1898) is published.

2. Fight Shumlyansky for the bishop / 3. Shumlyansky take St. Jur Cathedral by storm / 4. Attempts Svystelnytsky to resist / 5. Violence Shumlyansky of the clergy.

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22 Jan 2015 New article on folklore

The section «Ethnography and folklore» is replenished with an article "Further Bulgarian works by Dragomanov" (1891).

Dragomanov brings together here an impressive number folk stories from Bulgarian about change by god-grandfather of two priests in asses, then Russian, Ukrainian…

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20 Jan 2015 New memorable place of Ivan Franko

House of Korpak was destroyed in 1988. In this house Ivan Franko lived while studying in Drogobych gymnasium (1867 – 1875). The gallery of I. Franko's memorable places is replenished with photo of place of Korpak's house in Drogobych (1867 – 1875).

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18 Jan 2015 New article on history of literature

The section "History of literature" is replenished with article "Taras Shevchenko" (1891).

In 1840 follows up phenomenon almost entirely (except Scot Burns) new in the world literature – a man, more than 20 years of life push yoke of feudal bondage.

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16 Jan 2015 New critical article

The section "Literary criticism" is replenished with article "We talk against the wolf – and say for the wolf" (1891).

What, in fact, the need for forced Mr. Chaychenko criticize Galician poetry – we could not read from all eight "sides" (as he says) in his article "The Truth."

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14 Jan 2015 New story

In the "Prose" section we publish story "Duel" (1883).

In a proud, dare posture, with excellent weapon stands my own image before me, measure me strict, stern eye of the judge sees a hardened and incorrigible criminal.

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12 Jan 2015 New poem

In the section "Poems" we publish poem «Great anniversary» (1898).

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10 Jan 2015 New verses

We continue to publish a collection of poems of Ivan Franko "Old and new". Today – the next 10 verses from cycle "Parenethikon."

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8 Jan 2015 New index

Posted alphabetic list of articles by Ivan Franko on the history.

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6 Jan 2015 New edition of Ivan Franko

Cover of I.Franko's collection of stories «Galician sketches» (Lviv, 1885) The gallery of I. Franko's autographs and editions is replenished with cover of collection of stories «Galician sketches» (Lviv, 1885)

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4 Jan 2015 New letters by Ivan Franko

We continue to publish Ivan Franko's correspondence. Today –first five letters of 1883.

I prepare article on "Flood world" and sent to Partytsky; do not know yet what he would answer me, and should to be printed. Now prepare second booklet for "Enlightenment" "On the job and its price." (10.09.1883, to M. I. Pavlik)

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2 Jan 2015 Annual report 2014

Annual report of the website «Ivan Franko» for the 2014 year now published – 346 thousands visitors.

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