Borys Antonenko-Davydovych
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Borys Antonenko-Davydovych
Borys Antonenko-Davydovych
photo, 1928
photo, 1928
BornAugust 5, 1899
Zasullya, Romensky Uyezd, Russian Empire
DiedMay 8, 1984 (age 84)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Occupationwriter, translator
LanguageUkrainian
NationalityUkrainian
Genreprose

Borys Antonenko-Davydovych (Ukrainian: -), born Borys Davydov (Ukrainian: ?) was a Ukrainian writer, translator and linguist. During the Great Purge he was sentenced to the death penalty, which was later replaced with ten years jail in a gulag. Antonenko-Davydovych wrote a number of prose books; he had been translating from German and Russian. One of the most famous of his works is "How do we speak" ( ) in which typical mistakes of Ukrainian speakers made under the influence of Russian language are considered.

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