Vilinska, Mariya (1834–1907)

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Vilinska, Mariya (1834–1907)

Ukrainian short-story writer, translator and editor. Name variations: Mariia Aleksandrovna Markovich; Mariya Oleksandrivna Vilinska; Mariia or Maria Vilinska or Vilinskaia; Mariaa Vilinska Markovych Zhuchenko; (pseudonym) Marko Vovchók or Vovchok. Born 1834 (some sources cite 1833) in Ukraine; died 1907; m. A. V. Markovych.

Wrote short stories in Ukrainian and Russian; works include Ukrainskie narodnye razskazy (Ukrainian Folk Tales, 1857), which was praised by Ukrainian nationalists and Russian radicals and translated by Turgenev into Russian, as well as Tales from Russian Folk Life (1859), and Notes of a Junior Deacon (1869–70); lived abroad and worked as editor and translator; continued to write stories about all classes but the most popular were about peasant life.

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