Taras Shevchenko

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(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Dobriansky, Lev E. "The Shevchenko Affair." The Ukrainian Quarterly XX, No. 1 (Spring 1964): 108-17.

Defends the erection of the Shevchenko statue in Washington, D.C., against a disparaging editorial in The Washington Post.

Gitin, Vladimir. "The Reality of the Narrator: Typological Features of Ševčenko's Prose." Harvard Ukrainian Studies IX, Nos. 1/2 (June 1985): 85-117.

Reevaluates Shevchenko's prose pieces in light of their seemingly autobiographical elements.

Grabowicz, George G. "The Nexus of the Wake: Ševčenko's Trizna." Harvard Ukrainian Studies III/IV, Pt. 1 (1979-80): 320-47.

Insists that Shevchenko's Russian poem Trizna represents a phase in his development between his Ukrainian idealism and his recognition of official Russian repression.

House of Representatives. Europe's Freedom Fighter. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1960, 45 p.

Collects a number of essays on Shevchenko by various authors, discussing the author's life, influence, and religion. The book also includes a short bibliography.

LaPica, Larry. "Taras Shevchenko: Bard of the Ukraine." The Ukrainian Quarterly XXVIII, No. 2 (Summer 1972): 146-65.

Describes Shevchenko's life and historical context, describing his influence and his political views.

Panchuk, John. Shevchenko's Testament: Annotated Commentaries. Jersey City: Svoboda Press, 1965, 146 p.

Discusses Shevchenko's poetry, his influences, and the history of Ukraine during the nineteenth century. The book focuses on his Testament and contains a list of selected translations.

Rozumnyj, Jaroslav. "Byzantinism and Idealism in the Aesthetic Views of Taras Shevchenko." Canadian Slavonic Papers XIX, No. 2 (June 1977): 193-206.

Details the aesthetic theory that lies behind Shevchenko's innovative poetry.

Rubchak, Bohdan. "Taras Shevchenko as an Émigré Poet." Journal of Ukrainian Studies XIV, Nos. 1 and 2 (Summer/Winter 1989): 21-56.

Claims that Shevchenko's writing develops an idealized Ukraine in response to his life under Russian oppression.

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