Pliushch, Oleksii [Плющ, Олексій; Pljušč, Oleksij] (pseuds: O. Dafnenko, O. Dafne-Hederenko, Smutnenko), b 25 May 1887 in Olenivka, Borzna county, Chernihiv gubernia, d 26 May 1907. Writer. He studied at the Nizhyn Historical-Philological Institute (see Nizhyn Lyceum). From 1905 his populist and, later, modernist short stories, poems, and plays appeared in Ukrainian literary almanacs and periodicals. His collected works (2 vols, 1911, 1912) and novelette Velykyi v malim i malyi u velykim (The Great in the Small and the Small in the Great, 1930) were published posthumously. A selection of his works appeared as Spovid' (The Confession, 1991).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]