Yakubovsky, Feliks

Yakubovsky, Feliks [Якубовський, Фелікс; Jakubovs'kyj], b 25 September 1902 in Kyiv, d 25 September 1937 in Kyiv. Literary scholar and literary critic. He graduated from the Kyiv Institute of People's Education (1926) and worked at the Kyiv branch of the Taras Shevchenko Scientific Research Institute. He was a member of the literary organization Zhovten and, later, of the All-Ukrainian Association of Proletarian Writers. He wrote many articles and introductory essays to literary publications. He published the monograph: Syliuety suchasnykh ukraïns'kykh pys'mennykiv (Silhouettes of Contemporary Ukrainian Writers, 1928), Vid noveli do romanu (From Short Story to the Novel, 1929), Stepan Vasyl'chenko (on Stepan Vasylchenko, 1930), and Za spravzhni oblychchia (For Real Faces, 1931). He was arrested by the NKVD in 1937 during the Yezhov terror and shot.

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

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