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The clear trace

The exhibition “The clear trace” timed to the 125th anniversary of the birth of the classic of Belarusian literature Maxim Bogdanovich runs in the Book Museum from November, 22nd. Providers are the National Library of Belarus and the National Archive of the Republic of Belarus.

Maxim Bogdanovich (1891–1917) is the pride and glory of Belarusian literature. His name stands next to the classics of both Belarusian and world literature – Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas. Endowed with a rare and unusual talent, he became known not only as an original and unique literary artist and pioneer poet, but also as a wonderful translator, subtle and thoughtful critic, keen historian and theorist of literature, writer, journalist and novelist.

Maxim Bogdanovich is a great national poet and figure of the Belarusian Renaissance, who had developed his own original model of the "Belarusian way". His heritage makes a significant part of the spiritual culture of the Belarusian people.

The offered exhibition presents book collections and archival documents to honor the Belarusian classic’s memory, that had begun in the first anniversary of his death and lasts until today.

The exposition includes publications of 1907–1917, books autographed by the poet, and archival materials. The only lifetime collection Вянок (The Wreath) with the author’s dedicatory inscription, separate editions of his works, some articles from periodicals, papers from the private archive of the bibliographer and literary critic N. Vatatzi, as well as minutes of meetings, decrees and resolutions of the naming of Maxim Bogdanovich streets, schools and libraries are on display.

The exhibition runs from 22 November to 31 December, 2016.