Marko Cheremschyna

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Marko Cheremschyna

Marko Tscheremschyna ( Ukrainian Марко Черемшина * 13. June 1874 in Kobaki , Galicia , Austria-Hungary ; † 25. April 1927 in Snyatyn , Ukrainian SSR ) is the pseudonym of as Ivan Jurijowytsch Semanjuk ( Іван Юрійович Семанюк ) born, Ukrainian writer and Translator.


Cheremschyna was born in Kobaki, a Hutsul village in what is now Kosiv Raion in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast of Ukraine . He studied until 1906 law at the University in Vienna . He then worked for six years as a lawyer in Deljatyn and in 1912 he founded his own law firm in Snjatyn, where he worked until his death.

As early as 1896 he began to write short stories, which he published in newspapers and magazines. Two collections of his short stories (1901 and 1925) were published during his lifetime. His stories reflect the dialect and folk tunes of Pokutien . Cheremschyna also translated short stories from German , Czech and Hungarian into Ukrainian. Since 1949 there has been a museum dedicated to him and his work in Snjatyn. Cheremschyna, together with Wassyl Stefanyk and Less Martowytsch, is known as the " Pokutian trio " ( Покутська трійця ).

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  1. Article on Cheremshyna, Marko in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine ; accessed on July 6, 2016