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The 250th Anniversary of Ivan Kotlyarevsky

The 250th Anniversary of Ivan Kotlyarevsky
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A jubilee exhibition, timed to the 250th anniversary of the Ukraininan writer, poet and playwright Ivan Kotlyarevsky, has opened in the library, on September 9.

The exposition, located in the hall of manuscripts and early-printed publications, was visited by representatives of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Belarus. Staff of the National Library acquainted the guests with the exhibits: rare books of Ivan Kotlyarevsky, translations, jubilee editions, magazine prints, books written by researchers of his work, a watercolor drawing of Taras Shevchenko, which depicts the writer’s house, and other objects reflecting the life of the famous Ukrainian.

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On Slavery, Struggle and Love: 9 Books by African American Authors you Might Have Missed

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Books by American authors have long and firmly settled in the readers' wishlists of many of us, but here is something that could have escaped your attention. African American literature is a very specific phenomenon. Hundreds of years of slavery and segregation, inequality and struggle for rights have left their mark on books, and the love of folklore and elements of African mythology have created a unique flavour, noticeable even in science fiction. Today, on the birthday of the first famous African American poetess Phyllis Wheatley, we will recall the writers for whom her work opened the way to literature.

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Pride, Prejudice, and Copyright: How Books Reach Public Domain

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One might drop by a bookstore in search of timeless classics, and find… something dubious. "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"? "New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in Russia"? At first glance, such books are a crime against literature, morality and human taste, but slow down – everything is done within the limits of the law. All books that have become classics are in the public domain, which means they are open to new interpretations. But how do writings get this status? And what happens after? We will try to answer these questions in as much detail as possible, and will understand the public domain inside out.

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I Stay Here

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The Library hosted a presentation of K. Tsybulski's book "I Stay Here" on June 8. The book was published in 2021 by the publishing house "Belarus" with the support of the Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus.

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