Poem by Taras Shevchenko in English translation with Nikolai Tolmachov’s illustrations.

Kateryna, the tragic tale of a Ukrainian maiden whose love is betrayed by a disloyal Russian soldier, is a classic romantic poem by Taras Shevchenko, a giant of 19th century Ukrainian literature. Osnovy’s fresh, contemporary edition, featuring provocative illustrations by Nicholas Tolmachev, rediscovers the sensuality and erotic intrigue of this seminal piece of Ukrainian poetry.

About the author

Taras Shevchenko: One of the key figures in Ukrainian history, Taras Shevchenko was a leading figure in 1800s Eastern Europe. His work spans writing, art & folklore, and is now available in illustrated, English editions.

About the illustrator

Nicolas Tolmachev: Nicholas was born in Brovary, a small town near Kyiv. He taught himself how to draw and at age 20 he won a study grant for the National School of Fine Arts in France, Paris’ most prestigious fine arts school. After gaining fame in Paris, Nicholas came back to Ukraine.


Author: Taras Shevchenko

ISBN: 978-966-500-825-5

Publication year: 2018

Translate: John Weir

Number of pages: 40

Size: 300x235mm

Cover: hardcover

Weight: 0.6kg


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