Viche 2013 23

23, 2013

Marko Vovchok: capricious canvas of love

On the 10th of December, 180 years ago, the author of Folk tales was born

You are my holy star! You are my young force! with these words genius Taras Shevchenko in his latter days spoke to young Maria who unexpectedly for all took not a noble (as for a noblewoman) masculine pseudonym. She was Vilinska, after the first marriage became Markovych, after the second Lobach-Zhuchenko, and in Ukrainian (and world!) literature entered as Marko Vovchok.

Mykola SLAVYNSKYI