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Oksana Kerch

Oksana Kerch (her real name was Jaroslava-Oksana Harashchak) was born in 1911 in Przeworsk.
Her most famous works include „Albatross” (Buenos Aires, 1957), „Fiancé” (Toronto, 1965), „Such a long year” (Toronto, 1971).
She died on March 13, 1991, and was buried in Philadelphia.

Maria Dąbrowska (1889-1965)

Was a Polish writer, novelist, essayist, journalist and playwright, author of the popular Polish historical novel Noce i dnie (Nights and Days) written between 1932 and 1934 in four separate volumes. Dąbrowska was awarded the prestigious Golden Laurel of the Polish Academy of Literature in 1935.

Pola Gojawiczynska (1896-1963)

Was one of the most popular women writers of the Polish literature of interwar period. Her works included psychological themes and social themes connected with proletarian and small town environment of Warsaw and Silesia. Her famous works Dziewczęta z Nowolipek (Girls from Nowolipki) and Rajska jabłoń (Heavenly Apple tree) were later filmed.

Zofia Nalkowska (1884-1954)

Was a renown Polish prose writer, dramatist, and prolific essayist. She served as the executive member of the prestigious Polish Academy of Literature (1933–1939) during the interwar period.

Irena Krzywicka (1899-1994)

Was a Polish feminist, writer, translator and activist for womens rights, who promoted sexual education, contraception and planned parenthood. Krzywicka was an author of several novels and translated works of Herbert George Wells, Max Frisch and Friedrich Durrenmatt.

 

Iryna Wilde (1907-1982)

 
Iryna Wilde (pseudonym of Daryna Polotniuk), graduated from Lviv University in 1933 and then worked as a teacher and contributed to the journal Zhinocha dolia in Kolomyja (1933–9). Her work was first published in 1930. Some of her prose works from the prewar period are Povist' zhyttia (The Novelette of Life, 1930), the anthology of short stories Khymerne sertse (The Whimsical Heart, 1936), the novelettes Metelyky na shpyl’kakh (Pinned Butterflies, 1936) and B’ie vos'ma (The Clock Strikes Eight, 1936), and novelettes based on the life of the intelligentsia and students, such as Povnolitni dity (Grown-up Children, 1939).

 


                                       

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