Pavliuk (Yavir), Antin

Pavliuk (Yavir), Antin [Павлюк, Антін; Pavljuk; pseud. A. Yavir], b 1899 in Volhynia, d ? Writer. From 1922 he lived in Prague, where he edited the literary miscellany Sterni (The Stubble Fields), headed the left-wing writers' group Zhovtneve Kolo, and contributed to Western Ukrainian and Soviet Ukrainian literary journals. Having emigrated to the USSR in 1932 as a member of the Zakhidnia Ukraina writers' group, he disappeared in the Stalinist terror. He wrote several poetry collections: Sumna radist’ (Sad Joy, 1919), Zhyttia (Life, 1925), Osinni vyry (Autumn Vortices, 1926), Bil’ (Pain, 1926), Pustelia liubovy (The Wasteland of Love, 1928), Polyn (Wormwood, 1930), Reliquaire (1931), and Vatra (The Bonfire, 1931). He also wrote Neznaioma (Uryvky iz zapysnyka) (The Unknown Woman [Excerpts from a Notebook], 1922; dedicated to Klym Polishchuk) and translated the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire into Ukrainian and Ukrainian poetry into Russian.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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