Solovei, Oksana

Solovei, Oksana or Solovej [Соловей, Оксана], b 2 July 1919 in Poltava, d 21 March 2004 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. Translator and journalist; member of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the US; daughter of Dmytro Solovei. A postwar displaced person in Germany, she emigrated to the United States of America and settled in Minneapolis. She contributed literary and cultural articles and reviews and Ukrainian translations of English, French, German, and Russian literature to periodicals, such as Suchasnist’, Moloda Ukraïna (Toronto), and Ukraïns’ki visti. Published separately were her translations of H.W. Longfellow’s Song of Hiawatha (1965), Albert Camus’s Les Justes (1968), Vercors’s Le Silence de la mer (1970), V. Shalamov’s Kolyma Tales (1972), and Jacques Cocteau’s La Voix humaine (1974).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 4 (1993).]

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