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The keeper of traditions

The keeper of traditions
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From April 19th to April 30th, in the Belarusian Literature Reading Room (room 205) is open an exhibition "The keeper of traditions” dedicated to the 70th birthday of Vladimir Markhel, the Belarusian literary critic, translator and researcher.

Vladimir Markhel studies Belarusian literature of the XIX c., Belarusian-Polish literary interconnections, creative activity of poets Vladislav Syrakomlya, Yanka Luchyna, and also the early works by Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala when he wrote in Polish.

The exhibition includes two sections: “Professionalism and versatility” and “The talent to return the forgotten”. The first section of the exhibition presents books by Vladimir Markhel and collections of scientific papers including articles and reports of the talented scientist.

The second section of the exhibition contains literature on Vladimir Markhel’s creative activity. The exhibition presents about 90 publications.

Contact phone number: (+375-17) 293-27-16.


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