The Complete Correspondence of Hryhory Skovoroda
Philosopher And Poet

Hryhory Skovoroda

The Complete Correspondence of Hryhory Skovoroda
ISBN: 9781784379902
Format: 229mm x 152mm
Paperback, 248 pages
Publication date: 10th July 2016
Paperback: €20.20
Hardback: €26.80
EPUB: €9.95
PDF: €9.95
Kindle: €9.95

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Category: Literature, Literatuur, Non-Fictie, Non-Fiction, Oekraïense boeken, Ukrainian books
Level: Oekraïense Literatuur, Ukrainian Literature

Hryhory Skovoroda

Skovoroda was born on December 3, 1722 to a poor Cossack family in the village of Chornukhy in Ukraine, which was then part of the Russian Empire. He studied at the famed Kyiv-Mohyla Academy at various times in his life, but never completed his studies in theology. From 1741-1744 he lived in Moscow and Petersburg, serving in the imperial choir of the Russian Empress Elizabeth I. He spent the period 1745-1750 living in Tokai, Hungary, where he was musical director of a Russian mission.

After returning to Kyiv in 1750, he taught poetics in Pereyaslav. For a large part of 1753-1759 he worked as a tutor for the son of the landowner Stepan Tomara. After that, he taught poetics, syntax, Greek, and ethics at the Kharkiv Collegium for ten years, but left the position after personal attacks on his teachings. After undergoing a spiritual crisis, he decided to devote his life entirely to God and to a life of poverty.

For the rest of his days, he lived the life of a wandering religious hermit, traveling with just a Bible in his knapsack and few other worldly possessions. He stayed with various friends, often giving lessons in exchange for food and lodging. Three days before his death, in 1794, he began digging his own grave and requested that the following epitaph be inscribed on his tombstone: “The world tried to catch me but never could,” meaning that the material aspects of earthly life were never able to seduce him.

Publication Details:

Binding:  Paperback , 248 pages
ISBN: 9781784379902
Format: 229mm x 152mm

Binding:  Hardback , 248 pages
ISBN: 9781784379919
Format: 229mm x 152mm

Binding:  EPUB , 248 pages
ISBN: 9781784379926
Format: EPUB

Binding:  PDF , 248 pages
ISBN: 9781784379926
Format: PDF

Binding:  Kindle , 248 pages
ISBN: 9781784379926
Format: Kindle

Imprint: Glagoslav

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