Thursday, July 16, 2009

Modernist Ukrainian writer

Olga Kobylyanska (Ольга Кобиляньска) was a Ukrainian modernist writer, born in 1863 in Gura Humorului (Gurahumora), in today's Romanian county of Suceava, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Kronland of Bukovina. She was one of the first female writers to explore feminist topics in Ukrainian literature. She is also considered the most important Ukrainian writer to emerge from the region of Bukovina. From 1891 until her death in 1942 she lived in the city of Chernivtsi (Czernowitz). The only language she knew perfectly was German, which is the language of her first writings. Only when Olga was about 20 years old, she realized, supported by other Ukrainian intellectuals, that writing in Ukrainian is inevitable.

Source: Wikipedia

2 comments:

Eugene said...

She was interesting person... There is long story about her in ukrainian Wikipedia, but in russian - arcticle even shorter than english one... And it comes very important for russian speakers, that one Ph.D thought Olga was lesbian...

Anonymous said...

Realmente, uma pessoa interessante.
Dá vontade de ler o que ela escreveu...
abraços,
Camilo