Lototsky, Antin

Lototsky, Antin [Лотоцький, Антін; Lotoc'kyj] (pseud: Ya. Vilshenko), b 13 January 1881 in Vilkhovets, Berezhany circle, Galicia, d 28 May 1949 in Lviv. Writer and pedagogue. For many years he taught at a gymnasium in Rohatyn. A former officer fo the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen active in the Press Office of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, Lototsky wrote novelettes, short stories, and tales in verse for children and adolescents: Tsvity z polia (Flowers from the Field, 1907), Vedmedivs’ka popivna (The Priest's Daughter from Vedmedivka, 1909), Trylisy (1910), Smertne zillia (Deadly Herbs, 1921), Naïzd obriv (The Raid of the Avars, 1923), Try pobratymy (The Three Blood Brothers, 1934), Bulo kolys’ na Ukraïni (Once upon a Time in Ukraine, 1934), Kozak Baida (The Cossack Baida, 1936), Roksoliana (1936), Otrok kn. Romana (Prince Roman's Page, 1937), and Kniazha slava (The Prince's Glory, 1939). Most of those works have historical themes and are marked by a fine sensitivity to the psychology of children. Some of them have been reprinted several times. Lototsky coedited several children's magazines, such as Svit dytyny and Nash pryiatel’.

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