Turbulent Times: A Trilogy

Turbulent Times A Trilogy The overarching theme of the trilogy Turbulent Times is the growth of national and political awareness in Halychyna Galicia in Western Ukraine in the second half of the nineteenth century The social a

  • Title: Turbulent Times: A Trilogy
  • Author: Ivan Franko Roma Franko
  • ISBN: 9780973598247
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The overarching theme of the trilogy Turbulent Times is the growth of national and political awareness in Halychyna Galicia in Western Ukraine in the second half of the nineteenth century The social and economic unrest of the early nineteenth century culminated in the abolition, in 1848, of the oppressive feudal system established in 1772 when Halychyna came under AustrThe overarching theme of the trilogy Turbulent Times is the growth of national and political awareness in Halychyna Galicia in Western Ukraine in the second half of the nineteenth century The social and economic unrest of the early nineteenth century culminated in the abolition, in 1848, of the oppressive feudal system established in 1772 when Halychyna came under Austrian control The setting of the third volume, the novel Fateful Crossroads, is Eastern Halychyna in the 1890s The major protagonist, a young lawyer, is a distillation of the characteristics that Franko most valued in those members of the Ukrainian intelligentsia engaged in national, social and political activism Committed to arming the peasantry with the tools of self confidence and knowledge, he dedicates his talents to the promotion of social justice and democratic institutions, channels the peasants resentments into positive political activism, and models the use of constructive, legitimate ways to ameliorate their lot in life The three volumes in this trilogy paint a vivid and unsettling picture of life in Halychyna from the rural and urban insurrections of the 1840s and the abolition of serfdom in 1848, to the disillusionment of the following decades and the complex struggle for national and democratic reform in the latter part of the 19th century Franko drew the material for his prose from personal observations and experiences, and infused it with his passionate commitment to ameliorating the lot of the common people and raising their national and political consciousness Franko understood his literary mission to be the illumination of historical events and periods by telling the stories of individuals on whose lives they impinged This he did so successfully that his prose works constitute a veritable encyclopedia of the beliefs, attitudes, and lifestyles of the social strata and ethnic groups whose intertwined destinies became the grist for his creative genius.

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