Klymkovych, Ksenofont

Klymkovych, Ksenofont [Климкович, Ксенофонт; Klymkovyč], b 17 January 1835 in Khotymyr, Tovmach circle, Galicia, d 19 October 1881. Populist poet, journalist, and translator. He edited and published the Lviv periodicals: the monthly Meta (1863–5) and the newspaper Osnova (1872) and the Ruska Chytalnia literature series (1865). He popularized and published Taras Shevchenko's poetry, including the first edition of Son (The Dream, 1865). His Romantic poetry appeared from 1855 in the journal Pravda and other Galician periodicals. He also translated works by Nikolai Gogol, Lord Byron, Adam Mickiewicz, and others into Ukrainian, as well as some works by Shevchenko and Marko Vovchok into German.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 2 (1988).]

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