Dmytro Stus. Vasyl Stus: A Life as Art

Nobody knows how to explain the mystery of fame. Often a person who has spent all his life at the very core of events falls into oblivion right after his death. Vasyl Stus became renowned only after his reburial in Ukraine in 1989. What was the reason? Was it his poetry? His heroic life? His irreconcilable position? Or his ability to be compassionate? In his attempt to answer these and other questions, the poet’s son Dmytro masterfully combines the objective data of Vasyl Stus’s biography with his own private recollections and observations about his father. His book offers a paradoxical interrelation of contexts combining the highbrow academic style with a novelistic one. This book shows Vasyl Stus through the eyes of his son and researcher against a background of “belated nation-making”.

For a wide circle of readers: from students to academics.

Dmytro Stus
Василь Стус: життя як творчість = Vasyl Stus: Life as Art. – 3rd edn. – Kyiv: Dukh i Litera, 2015. – 384 p. (Library of Resistance, Library of Hope).

ISBN 978-966-378-396-3

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