In the history of Ukrainian realistic literature, the work of Ivan Nechuy-Levytskyy occupies a prominent place. It is known that the development of artistic prose and, in particular, the great epic genres - novels and novels - is an important stage in the formation of the national art of the word. Entering the Ukrainian literary scene, Nechuy-Levytsky brilliantly developed the content and form of a small story and gave the first examples of a realistic, romantic genre of modern life. The story "The Life is buried" is dedicated to the topic of returning home. The protagonist after a long separation and service in the city returns home to his native village. What is waiting for him - memories or maybe alive buried hopes?