Hlobenko, Mykola

Hlobenko, Mykola [Глобенко, Микола; pen name of Микола Оглоблин; Mykola Ohloblyn], b 19 December 1902 in Novoheorhiivske, Kupiansk county, Kharkiv gubernia, d 29 May 1957 in Mougins, France. A literary historian and pedagogue; full member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society and the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences. After graduating from the Kharkiv Institute of People's Education in 1928, he worked as a language editor for newpapers, journals, and publishing houses and taught Ukrainian at various schools. A displaced person in Germany after the Second World War, he became (in 1947) an editor of the Munich newspaper Ukraïns’ka trybuna and (in 1948) a professor at the Ukrainian Free University. From 1951 he lived and worked in Sarcelles near Paris as the associate editor of the Entsyklopediia ukraïnoznavstva (1949–52; published in English in 1963 as vol 1 of Ukraine: A Concise Encyclopaedia). He is the author of large parts of the section on literature in that encyclopedia. He also wrote articles on old Ukrainian literature, most notably a study of Atanasii Kalnofoisky’s Teraturhima (1956). His selected essays and a bibliography of his works were reprinted in two posthumous collections: Istoryko-literaturni statti (Articles on Literary History, 1958) and Z literaturnoï spadshchyny (From the Literary Legacy, 1961).

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

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