Luckyj, George S.N.

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Luckyj, George S.N.

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  • Luckyj, George Stephen Nestor

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1919-2001

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George S. N. Luckyj taught at the University of Saskatchewan (1947-1949), and the University of Toronto (1952-1984), where he occupied the position of chairman of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures from 1957 to 1961. He took an active role in the establishment in 1976 and early years of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies in Edmonton, and served as associate director in charge of its Toronto office until 1982. Besides his numerous contributions as an English-language translator of Ukrainian literary and historical works, and as an editor and contributor to encyclopaedias, textbooks, and scholarly journals on Ukrainian literature, Soviet literary politics and dissent, and individual Ukrainian and Russian writers, Luckyj is best known for his books "Literary Politics in the Soviet Ukraine, 1917-1934" and "Between Gogol and Shevchenko: Polarity in the Literary Ukraine, 1798-1847."

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