Punished without the guit: Larisa Khenyush’s book “Confession” Cover Image

Без вiны пакараныя: “Споведзь” Ларысы Генiюш
Punished without the guit: Larisa Khenyush’s book “Confession”

Author(s): Anna Sakovič
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Belarussian Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: Belorusian literature; autobiographical novel; confession; suffering; guilt; women discourse; soviet penal system

Summary/Abstract: The article contains an analysis of the autobiographical novel of Łarysa Hieniusz “The Confession”. The author shows ’the world of a labour camp’ in a highly emotional way, unfounded detention of most prisoners, punished without guilt whose only offence was an unbounded love of their homeland. A particular attention was paid to women’s discourse to convey feelings, emotions, and bitter experiences of a person who got into a well-functioning Soviet investigative organisation and labour camps.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 251-261
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Belarussian