Belous Dmitry Grigorovich


October 25, 2021

Dmytro Hryhorovych Bilous (born April 24, 1920, Kurmany; died October 13, 2004, Kyiv) is a Ukrainian poet, translator, pedagogue, literary critic, and public figure. Member of the Writers' Union of Ukraine since 1947, corresponding member since March 1994 and honorary academician since 2000 of the Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine.


He was born on April 24, 1920 in the village of Kurmany (now Romensky district, Sumy region, Ukraine) in a peasant family with many children, Anna Davydivna and Hryhoriy Mykolayovych Bilousiv (he was the tenth child). After graduating from a seven-year school, he went to Kharkiv, where he studied at the workers' faculty at the Felix Dzerzhinsky Children's Labor Commune and worked at an electrical plant. In 1938 he entered the Faculty of Philology of Kharkiv University. His classmates were Oles Honchar and Hryhoriy Tyutyunnyk. With the beginning of the German-Soviet war in 1941, he volunteered for the Red Army. After a serious injury he was treated at a hospital in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Then in Moscow he was an employee of the radio broadcasting for guerrillas and the population of the occupied territories of Ukraine in the radio stations "Soviet Ukraine" and "Partizanka". He wrote humoresques for the radio magazine "Satirical Volley", was published in the magazine "Pepper", wrote poems for guerrilla leaflets. In 1944 he worked in the Ukrainian Radio Committee, then in the magazine "Fatherland". In 1945 he graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the University of Kiev; in 1948 he graduated from the Department of Ukrainian Literature. Member of the CPSU (b) since 1948. From 1947 to 1951 he worked as deputy editor-in-chief of the Dnipro magazine. In 1958 he was on a creative business trip to Bulgaria, where he studied Bulgarian language and literature. From 1968 to 1976 he was executive secretary of the commission of the Writers' Union of Ukraine, and from 1976 he was chairman of the commission for literary translation. Since 1980 - on creative work. He died on October 13, 2004 in Kyiv. He was buried in Kyiv at the Baykovo Cemetery.


Author of collections of humor and satire, children's books, articles, literary investigations about the works of Ukrainian writers, more than 20 poetry collections. Including: He translated from Russian, Belarusian, Lithuanian and Bulgarian, in particular from Bulgarian

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