Parkhomenko, Mykhailo [Пархоменко, Михайло; Parxomenko, Myxajlo], b 22 September 1910 in Shkurativka, Sumy county, Kharkiv gubernia, d 1982. Literary scholar. He graduated from the Moscow Pedagogical Institute, and in 1960 he became a professor at the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Academy of Social Sciences in Moscow. Among his many works are articles on Ukrainian-Russian literary relations, books in Ukrainian on Maxim Gorky and Western Ukraine (1946) and Ivan Franko (1956), and books in Russian on Oleksander Korniichuk (1952), Franko (1954, 1957, 1966), Taras Shevchenko (1964), the image of the positive hero (1962), the national and international in literature and art (1964), the multinational Soviet novel (1966), socialist realism (1975, 1977), and the new literatures of the peoples of the Soviet Arctic and Far East (1982). A selection of his articles on Ukrainian and other Soviet writers, Gorizonty realizma (The Horizons of Realism), was published in 1982.
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]