Ukrainian literature is literature written in the Ukrainian language.
Ukrainian literature had a difficult development because, due to constant foreign domination over Ukrainian territories, there was often a significant difference between the spoken and written language. At times the use of the Ukrainian language was even partly prohibited to be printed. However,foreign rule by Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Austria-Hungary, and the Ottoman Turkey, left behind new words thereby enriching Ukrainian. Despite tsarist and soviet repression, Ukrainian authors were able to produce a rich literary heritage.
Many Ukrainians also contributed to the closely related literature in Russian language.
Read more about Ukrainian Literature: Late Antiquity, The "Ruska Triytsia" and Western Ukrainian National Revival, Taras Shevchenko, Panteleimon Kulish, and The Ukrainian Romanticism, Brotherhood of Saints Cyril and Methodius, Ivan Franko and The Western Ukrainian Populists and Radicals, Populism, Western Ukraine, Radicalism, Ukrainian Modernist Writers of The Late 19th and Early 20th Century, Mykola Khvylovy, Vaplite, and The Ukrainian Cultural Renaissance of The 1920s, Mykola Zerov and The Ukrainian Neoclassicists, The 'Minor Renaissance' of Ukrainian Literature in The 1940s, Modern Period, List of Notable Ukrainian Writers
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