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Музичні інструменти в літературній творчості Лесі Українки: інтермедіальний аспект
Musical Instruments in Lesya Ukrainka’s Literary Works: Intermedia Aspect

Author(s): Svitlana Kocherha
Subject(s): Ukrainian Literature
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Slovanský ústav and Euroslavica
Keywords: Ukrainian literature; intermedialism; myth; musical instrument; suggestive; catharsis

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the intermedia analysis of images of musical instruments, represented in different genres of Lesya Ukrainka’s creativity. This collection (more than two dozen) is a symbolic author’s orchestra. Particular attention is paid to the instruments that perform „solo parties” in this orchestra, such as a lyre, harp, sopilka (fipple flute). The originality of Lesya Ukrainka’s interpretation of the sound richness of various instruments is emphasized as well as their suggestive (vital and mortal) influence on a listener. It is proved that the instruments which are the attributes of mythology (Hellenistic, Hebrew, Ukrainian) prevail in the orchestra of Lesia Ukrainka. As semiotic signs of culture, the instruments in Lesya Ukrainka’s works often represent state-forming ideas that were of great importance at that time. Constant usage of the image of the strings identifies the neo-romantic aesthetics and the cordocentric ideology in the writer’s works.

  • Issue Year: XCI/2022
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 3-11
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Ukrainian