Yevhen Sverstyuk and Taras Shevchenko: on the Field of Glory Cover Image

Євген Сверстюк і Тарас Шевченко: на полі честі. Християнський дискурс персональної Шевченкіани
Yevhen Sverstyuk and Taras Shevchenko: on the Field of Glory

Author(s): Lyudmyla Tarnashynska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Polish Literature, Ukrainian Literature
Published by: Wydział Lingwistyki Stosowanej Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Shevchenko;Christianity;religion;Bible;tradition;time;ethics;morality

Summary/Abstract: The article traces the evolution of the interpretation of the concept of Yevhen Sverstyuk in the field of Shevchenko studies. Back in the 1960s, Sverstyuk consistently opposed vulgar criticism of the paradigmatic figure of the poet. He defended the view that Shevchenko produced more on the Bible than on philosophy. Proving inherent religiosity of Shevchenko, Sverstyuk presented his observations in Christian discourse of the Ukrainian people. Taras Shevchenko’s gospel motifs and images the researcher extrapolated to the whole of Shevchenko’s creativity, expanding perspectives of the topic language. In recent years, the literature on Shevchenko with Gogol broadens the perspectiveincluding the Ukrainian intelligentsia.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 99-125
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Ukrainian