Ivanchov, Fedir

Ivanchov, Fedir [Іванчов, Федір; Ivančov], b 17 October 1916 in Fogarash (now Zubivka), Mukachevo county, Transcarpathia, d 1 April 2007 in Prešov, Slovakia. Ukrainian writer and satirist in Slovakia. A member of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia from 1948, he was a teacher and an editor. Before the Second World War he wrote two plays and a collection of short stories in Russian. He is the author of several Ukrainian collections of socialist-realist stories about life in Transcarpathia: Pidiimaiet'sia khliborob (The Farmer Is Rising, 1954), Otaki dila (Such Matters, 1957), Hrishni dushi (Sinful Souls, 1961), Dorohamy zhyttia (Along the Roads of Life, 1976), and Liudy v stroiu (People in the Ranks, 1977). From 1960 to 1971 he was the editor-in-chief of the magazine Duklia. A study of his life and work by Mykhailo Roman was published in Prešov in 1976.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]

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