The titles comprising the Ukrainian Literary Avant-garde Periodical Collection include such titles as Nova heneratsiia, Chervonyi shliakh, Krytyka, Pluh and Hart. All were published in Ukraine between the mid-1910s to the 1930s. A significant number of literary journals appeared in print during the 1920s – a time of great excitement and experimentation in the Arts. Ukraine as well as the other Soviet republics at the time were undergoing a national re-awakening of their language, literature, and culture. The theatre, the fine arts, and the various literary movements looked westward in developing their crafts, – as a result, new publications expounding this new experimental era began to be published. Among the literary figures that were most closely associated with these publications, included: Ivan Dniprovs’kyi, Volodymyr Sosiura, Pavlo Tychyna, Mykola Kulish and Mykola Khvyl’ovyi.
This unique collection of journals in their original paper/print format is available to faculty, students and researchers in the Archives & Special Collections Rare Book Room. Please contact the staff of the Slavic Collection for further assistance. Below are the titles that comprise this very unique and important collection.