Ivan Tyktor is a Ukrainian publisher, a military man, a public figure.
It was he who founded the first publishing concern in the Western Ukraine. It was his surname (as well as many other prominent names) was a taboo in the Soviet times, and now comes back to us as an example of professional success.
The event took place within the framework of the ” Lviv Literary Map” implementation.
“There was probably no peasant house or city house in the interwar Halychyna, wherever a magazine, a book or a calendar with the logo “Ukrainian Press” and the surname Tyktor would not get in…
Tyktor and his “empire” – the publishing concern “Ukrainian Press” had to survive in the hard times, when only the strongest and … most insolent were able to survive …
Today, thanks to more than 20 years of research, a dive into a worthy, hectical publishing life of interwar Halychyna, where a leading place belonged to the concern “Ukrainian Press”, – the activity of Tyktor is perceived as a real civil rank, which, at the same time, is a unique case! – proved to be commercially successful. And there is no doubt that Tyktor must occupy one of the leading places in the list of cultural figures who have significantly influenced the formation of a conscious Ukrainian nation, the education of its collective intelligence, and the expansion of its ideas about the world and its representation in the world”.
Author: Nadiia Zelinska