Lyrical miniatures in Yanka Bryl’s work: from “Handful of Sunlight” to “The Shoot” Cover Image

Жанр мiнiяцюры ў творчасцi Янкi Брыля: ад “Жменi сонечных промняў” да “Парастка”
Lyrical miniatures in Yanka Bryl’s work: from “Handful of Sunlight” to “The Shoot”

Author(s): Anna Al’štynûk
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Belarussian Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: miniature; nature; child; the Belarusian language; patriotism; creativity; passing of time; death

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the genre and thematic evolution of short pieces of prose written by the famous Belarusian writer Yanka Bryl (1917–2006). They are known in the Belarusian terminology as “lyrical miniatures” and they were written in the last forty years of his life. Bryl begins with elusive records of his observations and thoughts about everyday life and gradually goes into general human issues, such as fate, creativity, passing of time, death, destiny. The article emphasizes the importance and influence of Bryl’s personal experience on his formation as a writer and on the way the experience is used in this genre of prose.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 269-282
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Belarussian