The Modelling of Historical Fact in A. Hudyma’s Novels in Verse Cover Image

Моделювання історичного факту в романах у віршах А. Гудими
The Modelling of Historical Fact in A. Hudyma’s Novels in Verse

Author(s): Valentyna Bilyats’ka
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Ukrainian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Чернівецький національний університет імені Юрія Федьковича
Keywords: novel in verse; historical fact; document; image; model; prototype; folklore; Andriy Hudyma;

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with A. Gudyma’s novels in verse “Ustym Karmalyuk”,(1992), “Severyn Nalyvayko” (1995), “Mazepa’s Confession” (2003). The paper reveals that the peculiarity of these works is not the historic facts reconstruction but the augmenting the means of artistic expression for displaying the historical background though the documentary is an integral part and a genological feature of the works.Reconstructing the history in images A. Hudyma presents the characters on the events background. Although these heroes had already been the artistic interpretation subject before, but they have not found a proper assessment, because they are famous historical personalities – Ustym Karmalyuk, Severin Nalyvayko, Maxim Zalizniak and Ivan Gonta, Ivan Mazepa, and even in their “posthumous” existence they were interpreted ambiguously and contradictory both in the folklore and literary expression. A. Hudyma’s novels in verse are unexplored despite the fact the scholars mentioned them in the context of problems (V. Bilyatska) and image (V. Bilyatska, L. Romanenko, L. Sakai-Lisnichenko) disclosure but the artistic interpretations of historical fact have not been the object of scientific review.The author refers to the works of real evidence, chronicles, artifacts, works of folklore, he models this material in the story by citing, giving the titles and epigraphs. For example, “Mazepa’s Confessions” consists of six chapters, to each of them, along with the artwork from the album “The Ukrainian antiquity”, there is an epigraph quoting the historical sources. Each part of the novel in verse (three) “Ustym Karmalyuk” begins with the citing court records, archival materials with the date where the latter is the key to the matter. The work “Severin Nalyvayko” interpreted the events that had crucial importance not only for Nalyvaiko, but for whole Ukraine − the battle near Pyatka, the Ostrog Prince’s actions, the execution of Kosinski by Vyshnevetsky in Cherkasy, the insidious grip of Nalyvaiko and the issuance of him to the Polish.The article reveals such features of A. Hudyma’s novels in verse as philosophical manner, the appeal to ethnomental, folklore and historical and documentary sources, the diverse of artistic and poetic devices, image-symbols, it stresses the importance of all of them in the theme representation through the folklore images.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 92
  • Page Range: 47-60
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Ukrainian