Struk, Danylo Husar

Struk, Danylo Husar [Струк, Данило Гусар], b 5 April 1940 in Lviv, d 19 June 1999 in Munich. Literary scholar; member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society from 1988 (head of its European chapter from 1997) and foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine from 1992; son of Evstakhii Struk. A graduate of Harvard University (1963), the University of Alberta (1964) and the University of Toronto (PH D, 1970), he has taught the Ukrainian language and literature at Toronto from 1967 (full professor from 1981). He was managing editor (1982–90) and, from 1989, editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Ukraine. Struk is the author of A Study of Vasyl Stefanyk: The Pain at the Heart of Existence (1973), the textbook Ukrainian for Undergraduates (1978; 2nd edn 1982; 3rd edn 1988), and articles on Ukrainian writers (Mykola Khvylovy, Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Emma Andiievska, Ihor Kalynets, Hryhorii Chubai, and others) in North American scholarly journals and collections, Suchasnist’, Novi dni, and other émigré periodicals. He wrote many literature entries for the Encyclopedia of Ukraine. His Ukrainian poems appeared in Suchasnist’ and Pivnichne siaivo and in the collection Gamma Sigma (1963). Struk translated Ukrainian writers (Vasyl Stefanyk, Lina Kostenko, Vasyl Symonenko, Chubai, Vynnychenko) into English and T.S. Eliot, W. Kinsella, and Theodore Galay into Ukrainian.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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