Rodzevych, Serhii

Rodzevych, Serhii [Родзевич, Сергій; Rodzevyč, Serhij], b 28 August 1888 in Łódż, Poland, d 29 January 1942. Literary scholar. He graduated from Kyiv University (1913) and taught in Kyiv’s secondary schools before becoming a professor at Kyiv University in 1935. He wrote articles on Taras Shevchenko’s early poems, on modern Polish poetry, and on European writers, such as Ivan Turgenev, Nikolai Gogol, Julian Tuwim, Jack London, Emile Zola, Romain Rolland, Anatole France, and Louis Aragon, and introductions to Ukrainian translations of works by William Shakespeare, Voltaire, Honoré de Balzac, and Denis Diderot. In the years 1928–31 he published 10 review articles on new Ukrainian translations of foreign literature in the journal Zhyttia i revoliutsiia. He stopped publishing during the Stalinist terror of the 1930s.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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