Lina Kostenko





Lina Kostenko

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born
in Rzhyshchiv, Ukraine
March 19, 1930

gender
female


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Укр: Ліна Костенко

Kostenko was born in a family of teachers. In 1936, she moved from Rzhyshchiv to Kiev, where she finished her secondary education.

Lina graduated with distinction from the Maxim Gorky Literature Institute in Moscow in 1956. Following her graduation she published three collections of poetry in 1957, 1958, and 1961. These books became immensely popular among her Ukrainian readers, however they also forced her into publication silence as she was unwilling to submit to Soviet authorities.

It wasn't until 1977 (16 years later) that her next major collection was published. She followed this with several more collections and a children's book called The Lilac King. In 1979 she followed with one of her greatest works the historical
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“жінка – як музика, її можна любити, навіть не дуже розуміючи.”
Lina Kostenko, Записки українського самашедшого

“На світі можна жить без еталонів,
по-різному дивитися на світ:
широкими очима,
з-під долоні,
крізь пальці,
у кватирку,
з-за воріт.
Ві того світ не зміниться нітрохи.
А все залежить від людських зіниць -
в широких відіб'ється вся епоха,
у звужених - збіговисько дрібниць.”
Lina Kostenko

“And the uniqueness of every moment
seeks the path from pain to a pearl.”
Lina Kostenko



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