Barvinok, Hanna (pseud of Oleksandra Bilozerska-Kulish), b 5 May 1828 in Motronivka khutir (now part of Olenivka, Borzna raion, Chernihiv oblast), d 6 July 1911 in Motronivka khutir. (Photo: Hanna Barvinok.) Writer, wife of Panteleimon Kulish. She was born into a landowner's family in the village of Motronivka in Borzna county, Chernihiv gubernia. She began her literary career in 1858 and wrote stories on themes drawn from peasant life, which concentrated on the fate of the peasant woman. These appeared in the almanac Khata (Saint Petersburg) and thejournal Pravda, Osnova (Saint Petersburg), Literaturno-naukovyi vistnyk, and other journals. Her works were published in the collections Opovidannia z narodnykh ust (Stories Told by the People, 1902), Opovidannia (Stories, 1919), and Vybrani tvory (Selected Works, 1927).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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