BOROVIKOVSKY Leo( Malorossiysky writer and ethnographer)
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Biography BOROVIKOVSKY Leo
(born about 1811, the year of death is not known).
He graduated from the course at Kharkov University (on the verbal Division). A teacher of history and Latin in high school Kursk, then inspector Poltava gymnasium. In literary career Borovikovsky made in 1829, placing in the Journal of Europe "ballad" Marusya ". Borovikovsky collecting the monuments malorossiyskoy literature and engaged in their treatment of literary. In a letter to 1836 g. to MA. Maximovich he speaks of his ethnographic collection, consisting of proverbs (about 1000), fables (250), ballads, folk songs (150) and T. n. He wrote also many superstitions, beliefs, traditions, ways of popular treatments and t. n. These materials are printed, among other things, six ballads in "Notes of the Fatherland" in 1840, "Some quotations, in" Lastivke "E. Grebenki, 1841, "Tales and pribayutki" (Kiev, 1852), "Faris" (translation from Mickiewicz, in the Little Language).