Language as the Mirror of Awareness of Post-Soviet Human. Roman Senchin`s Prose Cover Image

Язык как зеркало сознания постсоветского человека. Проза Романа Сенчина
Language as the Mirror of Awareness of Post-Soviet Human. Roman Senchin`s Prose

Author(s): Katarzyna Jastrzębska
Subject(s): Russian Literature, Present Times (2010 - today), Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: postsovieticus; the latest Russian prose; Roman Senchin; language; awareness;

Summary/Abstract: The thesis proposed and proved in this article is the conviction that the language of the heroes created by contemporary Russian prose writer, Roman Senchin, copy the type of Russians` awareness, which literary scholars, culturologists and sociologists name postsovieticus. In order to justify the thesis the views of Anna Shor-Churnovska, who joins many features and creates the image of post-Soviet awareness, are presented. Among others, the scholar mentions the imitation of Russian, Soviet and Western models, suspicion, fear, disappointment in the reality and surroundings, passivity, lack of sense of responsibility for ourselves and the country. The second part of the article the analysis of the characters` language in Roman Senchin`s works (short stories, tales, novels) was conducted and on this ground the type of created hero was diagnosed. Words and phrases, which dominate in this character`s language allow to interpret the hero as clearly manifesting features of post-Soviet awareness.

  • Issue Year: 11/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 257-266
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Russian