Ostroh Academy professor wrote a novel about Stepan Bandera
October 14, 2011
Yaroslaviv Val Publishers has recently published a novel by Petro Kraliuk titled The Strong and Unfellowed. According to the plot, the key figure of the book is the prospective leader of Ukrainian liberation movement Stepan Bandera. The author showed his protagonist in the context of historic events both contemporary and centuries distant from him, though still interrelated.
Although Petro Kraliuk is actively involved in research work as the first Vice-rector of the National University of Ostroh Academy, he is still capable of making priceless contribution to the development of Ukrainian literature. His novel The Strong and Unfellowed is a continuation of belles-lettres biography series about outstanding Ukrainians. It should be reminded that Petro Kraliuk has already published biographies of such distinguished figures as Meletii Smotrytskyi (Dioptra), Prince Volodymyr Vasylkovych of Volodymyr-Volynskyi (A Quest for Heaven), Prince Vasyl-Kostiantyn Ostrozkyi (Shestydnev (The Hexaemeron)), Princess Anastasiia Zheslavska, Abbot Hryhorii, calligrapher Mykhailo Vasylevych, Hetman Ivan Mazepa, Taras Shevchenko (Glad Tidings from Princess Zheslavska).