Idyllic Chronotope in Taras Prohasko’s Novel “The UnSimple” Cover Image

Ідилічний хронотоп у романі «Непрості» Тараса Прохаська
Idyllic Chronotope in Taras Prohasko’s Novel “The UnSimple”

Author(s): Svitlana Ryabykh
Subject(s): Novel, Ukrainian Literature
Published by: Altezoro, s. r. o. & Dialog
Keywords: idyllic chronotope; artistic time and space; unity of place; the cyclic rhythm of time;

Summary/Abstract: The article focuses on the standard features of different idyllic chronotope associated with the unity of the folklore period. Emphasis is placed on the inseparability of human life from a particular place where ancestors lived and where descendants will live. In Taras Prohasko’s novel “The UnSimple”, great importance is attached to family traditions, according to which children at the age of fifteen were shown places related to family history. M. Bakhtin calls this feature the unity of place. This feature unites generations, blurs the time boundaries between the individual life of each person and different periods of the same life. The rhythmic cycle of time is demonstrated in the novel “The UnSimple” on the example of Sebastian and his Anna, who was the only possible woman in his life. In Taras Prokhasko’s novel, the opinion is affirmed that the home for most people is an idyllic place, the basis of biography and the result of existence. It is a place where a person feels protected and confident. The relationship between man and nature in work is shown idealized. Through an exaggerated image of floriculture, the author offers an alternative world in which a responsible, caring, careful attitude to the world around us prevails. It is proved that in Taras Prohasko’s novel “The UnSimple”, the landscape is both a necessary and sufficient condition for a complete human life. It was found that the most important place in T. Prokhasko’s prose is given to the epic of family places, which are the basis of the idyllic chronotope.

  • Issue Year: 7/2021
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 3001-3005
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Ukrainian