A collection of books from the private library of Homer's Hutsul Region by Stanisław Vincenz, a prominent Polish thinker, humanist and writer, author of the monumental Hutsul epic "On the high meadow", is now available to researchers and students in Ukraine.
The collection consists of almost 1,000 rare books. Among them are unique editions of Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Plato. As well as copies with autographs and dedications of contemporaries and friends of the writer - Jerzy Giedroyć, Czesław Miłosz, Józef Czapski, Gustaw Herling-Grudziński, numerous French, German and American intellectuals.
The books, which were brought from Germany with the assistance of People's Deputy Mykola Kniazhytsky, were presented to the public in February at the Lviv Historical Museum in the form of an art exhibition by the artist Volodymyr Kostyrko. These days, the exhibition ended - and on February 23 the book collection was transferred to the information and cultural center. Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.
Mykola Kniazhytskyi, People's Deputy of Ukraine, is the initiator and patron of the acquisition and transportation of Stanisław Vincenz's library to Ukraine.
"The Vincenz Library is now available to students and researchers from around the world - open for review, for work, for study at the best Ukrainian higher education institution - the Ukrainian Catholic University",
- Mykola Kniazhytskyi notes.
Project organizer: NGO All-Ukrainian Forum for Democracy.
The organizers are grateful to Mrs. Joanna de Vincenz - wife of Andrzej Vincenz (son of the writer) - the official heiress of the creative heritage of Stanisław Vincenz, for participating in the initiative, comprehensive assistance and assistance in the transfer of the book collection.