Ukrainian school

In Polish poetry, the Ukrainian school were a group of Romantic poets of the early 19th century who hailed from the southeastern fringes of the Polish-inhabited lands of the time (this period followed the partition of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth; today mostly part of Ukraine).[1][2] The poets—Antoni Malczewski, Józef Bohdan Zaleski, Tomasz Padura and Seweryn Goszczyński—produced a distinct style of Polish Romanticism through the incorporation of Ukrainian life, landscapes, history, political events, and folklore into their works.[1] They in turn influenced both Lithuanian and Ukrainian Romantic poetry, and, along with other Polish poets, constituted a link between the various literatures of the post-partition Commonwealth.[2]


  1. ^ a b Czesław Miłosz (1983). The History of Polish Literature. University of California Press. pp. 247–249. ISBN 0-520-04477-0.
  2. ^ a b Piotr S. Wandycz (1974). A History of East Central Europe Vol. VII: The Lands of Partitioned Poland, 1795–1918. University of Washington Press. pp. 100–101. ISBN 0-295-95358-6.

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