Poetica Slavica: Studies in Honour of Zbigniew Folejewski


226 pages
Contains Bibliography
ISBN 2-7603-4402-9




Edited by J. Douglas Clayton and Gunter Schaarschmidt
Reviewed by Toby Rupert

Toby Rupert was a librarian living in Toronto.


Folejewski was an editor and writer specializing in Slavic poetry. He was also a teacher, and in his peripatetic career he moved from Wilno to Manchuria, Sweden, the United States, and then to Canada in 1967, where he taught at the University of British Columbia and then finally at the University of Ottawa. These 18 essays, dealing with the large scope of Russian and Polish literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, form a Festschrift issued on the occasion of Folejewski’s seventieth birthday and full retirement in 1980.

The book begins with a 193-item bibliography of books, pamphlets, poetic works, periodical articles, and book reviews authored by Folejewski. The essays (with material that was originally written in Cyrillic here being transliterated using the Library of Congress system) deal with Polish theatre and drama, the poetry of Polish futurism, Dostoevsky (two papers), Tolstoi, Lermontov, and others. Useful materials in support of Slavic studies.


“Poetica Slavica: Studies in Honour of Zbigniew Folejewski,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 21, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/38659.