Ganna Barvinok

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Barvinok, Ganna


(pseudonym of Aleksandra Mikhailovna Belozerskaia-Kulish). Born Apr. 23 (May 5), 1828, on the Khutor (Ukrainian farmstead) Motronovka near Borzna; died June 23 (July 6), 1911. Ukrainian writer. Born into the family of a landowner.

In the 1860’s Barvinok wrote stories and novellas about the hard lives of peasant women (for example, The Drunkard, Evil Not Without Good, and A Domestic Misfortune). Some of her works are filled with sentimentality and a striving to smooth over class conflicts in the Ukrainian village of the second half of the 19th century.


Opovidannia z narodnykh ust. Kiev, 1902.
Vybrani tvory. Kiev, 1927.
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