Ol'ha Kobylians'ka (1900 words)


Ol'ha Kobylians'ka (1863–1942), at the turn of the twentieth century the most widely acclaimed and controversial Ukrainian woman prose writer, was born in Gura-Gumora (today Gura Humorului in Romania), the fourth of seven children of the petty official Iuliian Kobylians'kyi, a Ukrainian, and Maria Werner, who was of German and Polish background. After sojourns in the towns of Suceava and Kimpolung (today Câmpulung Moldovenesc) and the village of Dymka, with which Ol'ha retained an enduring connection, in 1891 the family settled in the provincial capital, Chernivtsi (Cernăuƫi, Czernowitz). Ol'ha Kobylians'ka augmented her four years of formal schooling with reading and discussion—in German, the language of high culture in Habsburg …

Citation: Pavlyshyn, Marko. "Ol'ha Kobylians'ka". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 12 May 2016 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13587, accessed 03 March 2021.]

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