Mythopoetics Of The Border In The Novels By G.Yahina


For the first time in the aspect of the problem of uncertainty the article reveals the mythological images and motifs in the novels of famous Russian writer G.Yakhina, such as “Zuleikha opens her eyes” (2015), “The children of mine” (2018), “Train to Samarkand” (2021). The article aims at understanding the processes of identification and differentiation through the study of the mythological layer in the artistic content of novels. In G.Yakhina’s works, the features of magical realism are observed and due to this a special picture of the world, existing not only in the context of separate national literature but in culture as a whole, is created. It is stated that mythological images in G.Yakhina’s works like spirits which are applied to by Zuleikha, Semrug bird (“Zuleikha opens her eyes”), Volga river topos (“The children of mine”), Greek mythology characters (“Train to Samarkand”) create mythological overtone as a form of the border; they are significant in the aspect of continuous creation of symbolic meanings. Mythological content in the novels by G.Yakhina is deep and polysemantic; it leads to a more complicated and keen understanding of universal experiences and moral values, which are valuable both for understanding personal fate of the heroes and for revealing the identity and national character of different ethnic groups: Russian, Tatar, Volga region Germans.

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