A presentation of the electronic publication "Не пакідайце ж мовы нашай беларускай..." (Do not Leave Our Belarusian Language...), dedicated to the 180th birthday of Francišak Bahuševič will be held on February 19.
In the history of the Belarusian people, there were a lot of prominent figures who are rightfully considered the spiritual guides of the nation. Among them was Francišak Bahuševič (1840-1900), a renowned writer, democratic poet, and publicist. His poetry was the answer to the sensitive spiritual questions of his contemporaries. In fact, over the course of several years, his poetry gained popularity and began to live its own life in the Belarusian environment. His works have been translated into Russian, Ukrainian, English, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, German, Serbian and other languages of the world.
The words “Do not leave our Belarusian language, or we'll die!”, known to every Belarusian from the preface to the first collection of poems Dudka Białaruskaja (Belarusian Fife) by F. Bahuševič, have served as the basis for the name of the resource.
Everyone will find something special in this publication that will interest and touch him or her. There are electronic copies of the poet’s first lifetime publications, among which are Dudka Białaruskaja of 1891 and 1896; the poem collection Smyk Białaruski (Belarusian Fiddlestick) of 1894; studies of the writer’s life and works by literary critics V. Sodal, E. Yanushkevich, G. Kiselev, I. Zaprudsky and others. The resource provides an opportunity to look at the personality of Francišak Bahuševič through the eyes of artists, appreciate the perpetuation of his memory, read poet’s letters and manuscripts taken from the collections of the State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature, see the photos from the collections of the Kushliany Museum-Estate of Francišak Bahuševič.
The publication will be useful for a wide range of users: from schoolchildren and students to teachers and scientists, native land history, literature and culture enthusiasts.
The event will start at 4 p.m. in the Labyrinth Gallery (3rd floor). Admission is free.
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