Epistolary Prose in Modern Ukrainian Literature (O. Bazaluk “Woman for Inspiration”) Cover Image

Эпистолярная проза в новейшей украинской литературе (О.Базалук «Женщина для вдохновения»)
Epistolary Prose in Modern Ukrainian Literature (O. Bazaluk “Woman for Inspiration”)

Author(s): Olga Petriashvili
Subject(s): Ukrainian Literature, Theory of Literature, Stylistics
Published by: Международное философско-космологическое общество
Keywords: the modern Ukrainian literature; epistolary genre; gender; epistolary novel as a chronicle of the life and letters-monologue; the transformation of epistolary communication; journalistic style;

Summary/Abstract: Ukrainian scientist, philosopher, Professor Oleg Bazaluk in their artistic and philosophical works in detail examines gender problem in contemporary society. In 2013 he published a book “Woman for inspiration”. This is an epistolary prose — uncommon genre for modern literary. O. Bazaluk’s new work is characterized by its peculiarity. It comprises 41 letter of the main character to her granddaughter, and the letters tell us about the private life, but having been gathered up as a whole they become a completed piece of literary work. Indeed, the chronological framework of “Women for inspiration” cover seventy years of life of the heroine, the famous writer and educator, who worked in the leading universities of Paris, Beijing and Shanghai. The letters heroine are a way to gain spiritual intimacy with her granddaughter, located far away. There is not dialogue, there is only a monologue heroine. In her letters to unfold reflections of the heroine. It is a conversation with no replies. The heroine of the work — a strong personality, her biography is closely connected with the history of his native country. Personal tragedy is intertwined with the historical period of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the difficult way of formation of independent Ukraine.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 171-178
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Russian