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Literary Criticism Russian & Former Soviet Union

Vasil Byka?

His Life and Works

by (author) Zina J. Gimpelevich

McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2005
Russian & Former Soviet Union
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In the first English biography of his life and work, Zina Gimpelevich describes the conditions under which Bykau lived in the former USSR and provides a literary and political history of Belarus from 1918-2003. Based on interviews that she conducted with Bykau, she illuminates his life of as an artist and a defender of human rights. She also provides literary criticism of Bykau's work, including The Ordeal and Pack of Wolves, and discusses the psychological realism of his early novels, and his interest in existentialism.

About the author

Zina J. Gimpelevich is professor emeritus of Slavic studies at the University of Waterloo and the author of Vasil Bykau: His Life and Works.

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