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From 30 January to 9 March, an exhibition "Traveling for a dream" devoted to the 80th anniversary from the date of the birth of A. Lis, a Belarusian specialist in folklore, literary critic and local historian, runs in the Belarusian Literature Reading Room (room 205).


Three sections of the exhibition – "Inspired rhapsody", "Light of kindness and diligence", "Harvest of bygones" – fully shows the work of the gifted scholar and writer Arseny Lis .

The exhibition includes both monographs and artistic works of the researcher. Among them are Branіslau Tarashkevіch (Branislav Tarashkevich) (1966), Mіkola Shchakatsіhіn (Nikolai Shchekotikhin) (1968), Pyotra Syargіevіch (Pyotr Sergievich) (1970), Kupalskіya pesnі (Songs to Ivan Kupala Day) (1974), Vechny vandrounіk (Eternal traveller) (1984), Tsyazhkaya daroga Svabody (A hard way to freedom) (1994), Kalyandarna-abradavaya tvorchasts belarusau. Sіstema zhanrau. Estetychny aspekt (The Belarusians’ traditions celebrated during a year. System of genres. Aesthetic aspects) (1998), Belaruskaya kalyandarna abradavaya pesnya u kantekstse falklornykh tradytsy Slavyan (The Belarusian ceremonial songs in the context of the Slav’s folklore traditions) (2008), etc. At the exposition a special exhibit is a collection of works by the author Gloria victis!(2010) that consists of articles, mini-monographs, sketches on the life and work of scientists, artists, ethnomusicologist, poets, and also includes a brief review of literature in Western Belarus.

Arseny Lis had imbibed love for Belarusian folk songs since childhood. The family of the growing up specialist in folklore loved songs and spoke in the Belarusian language. His mother Elena very nicely sang not only Belarusian folk songs, but also songs to the words of Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas.

The Belarusian song became the scholar’s main object of scientific research and brought him great success and recognition.

Scientific validity and depth of love and hard work are the scholar’s main features in his work.

The last section of the exhibition includes materials about the hero of the day.

Overall, the exhibition includes about 100 publications.

Telephone: (+375 17) 293 27 16.

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