Kalytovska, Marta

Kalytovska, Marta [Калитовська, Марта; Kalytovs'ka], b 22 October 1916 in Stryi, Galicia, d 16 January 1990 in Paris. Poet, journalist, and translator. She studied at Lviv University (1939–41), but completed her education after the Second World War at Louvain University in Belgium. Afterr moving to France, she contributed to émigré periodicals and wrote two collections of gentle, personal lyrics: Liryka (Lyrics, 1955) and Rymy i ne-rymy (Rhymes and Non-rhymes, 1959). She also wrote poetry in French and in 1974 published Dix lettres à Sophie, a slim collection of poems dedicated to the writer Sofiia Yablonska, whose memoirs she collected and edited in a Ukrainian and a French edition. She also translated German, French, and Spanish literature into Ukrainian.

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

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