Belei, Ivan

Belei, Ivan [Белей, Іван; Belej], b 1856 in Voinyliv, Stanyslaviv county, Galicia, d 20 October 1921 in Lviv. Journalist and writer (pseudоним Roman Rozmaryn) in Galicia. A member of the Academic Circle, in 1876–7 Belei was one of the editors of the monthly Druh. In 1881–2, with Ivan Franko, he published the monthly S’vit and a series of popular books, Dribna Biblioteka, in which 14 volumes were published. From 1884 to 1902 he was editor in chief of the newspaper Dilo and simultaneously editor of the series Biblioteka Naiznamenytishykh Povistei, in which some 60 volumes appeared. Belei also produced translations, literary criticism, and reviews of literary works.

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