Christian sacred symbols in the spatio-temporal continuum of poetic language of a Ukrainian writer Yuriy Andrukhovych Cover Image

Християнські сакральні символи у просторово-часовому континуумі поетичного мовлення українського письменника Юрія Андруховича
Christian sacred symbols in the spatio-temporal continuum of poetic language of a Ukrainian writer Yuriy Andrukhovych

Author(s): Veronika Horodets’ka
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Theology and Religion, Ukrainian Literature, Culture and social structure
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: anthropological linguistics; linguistics; concept; linguistic worldview; антропологічна лінгвістика; лінгвокультурологія; концепт; мовна картина світу

Summary/Abstract: This article explores the linguistic worldview of a Ukrainian poet – postmodernist Yuriy Andrukhovytch – realized through the concept of “Christian sacred symbols” analyzedfrom the perspective of anthropological and cognitive aspects of lingual and cultural studies. It defi nes the essence and the ways of implementing the concept in the spatio-temporal continuum of poetry collection “India” as well as highlights the role of man in thepoet’s imaginary world through the archetypes of the world culture and decodes symbolicmeaning of cultural context of the author’s works. Contrary to a generally accepted viewthat the earth is round, spatial reality for the author turns out to be a planet which resembles a cake, a fl at surface, a desert, a kingdom and a bridge. The sky is seven crystalhemispheres, out lining the heavenly space with stars and planets fi xed at each level. Thespace is represented by such geographical notions as East Asia, India, China, the river Nile. The author of the article supposes that India becomes for the writer the embodimentof our civilization at all times of mankind, another way to present man in the space ofeternity, and a kind of life philosophy. The synthesis of pagan, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim andChristian ideas about man’s place in the world and his moral peace, happiness and overalllove is represented by such symbols as angels, harpes, gehennr hell hrifony, dragons,percale books, lilies, honey, pythons, fl ags, birds, reptiles, saints, timpani, newts, tulips,furies, devils, Yuri’s sword, Yasmin and others.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 29-39
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Ukrainian