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Biography of Victor Zabila: facts and legends

Nicholas Zharkikh

Victor M. Zabila (c. 1808 – 20 Nov (2 Dec) 1869) – Ukrainian romantic poet. His biography known very little. The objective of my article is to assess the value of biographical information sources introduced into scientific circulation, the selection of the basis of relatively reliable points (facts) and reasoned refutation of myths (legends).

Zabila's literary creativity not considered (except for those moments that are considered autobiographical).

In 2009 was published a valuable collection of articles and materials about V. Zabila [Victor Zabila – romantic poet. – Literature and Culture of Polissya (Nizhyn), 2009, . – 216 s.]. The most important and actively used articles listed in the references, references to them are given reduced.

Kyiv, January – February 2016