Kernytsky, Ivan S.

Kernytsky, Ivan S. [Керницький, Іван; Kernyc'kyj; pseudonyms: Iker, Gzyms, Papai], b 12 September 1913 in Sukhodil, Bibrka county, Galicia, d 15 February 1984 in New York. Writer and feuilletonist. He began as a staff writer for the newspaper Nash prapor in Lviv (1933–9) and worked also as a correspondent and feuilletonist for other periodicals in Ukraine, in displaced persons camps, and, after 1949, in the United States, mainly for the daily Svoboda. He was also the coeditor of the humor magazine Lys Mykyta. Although he wrote several comedies, his main work consisted of humorous short stories and novelettes, including Sviatoivans'ki vohni (The Fires of Saint John’s Eve, 1934), Tsyhans'kymy dorohamy (Along Gypsy Roads, 1947), Heroi peredmistia (The Suburban Hero, 1958), and Budni i nedilia (Weekdays and Sunday, 1973).

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

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