Creative means of national colouring in historical novels «Roksolana» by O. Nazaruk and «The Ugly Duches» by L. Feuchtwanger

in Ukrainian

  • Galyna Protsiv Department of Philology and Translation, Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas
Keywords: historical novel, historical period, national colouring, comparative analysis, O. Nazaruk, L. Feuchtwanger

Abstract

The article focuses on the refection of a certain historical period in historical novels of the first half of the 20th century by creative means of national colouring. The studies conducted on the materials of historical novels «Roksolana» by O. Nazaruk and «The Ugly Duches» by L. Feuchtwanger, written in the same time period, show the use of different poetic means of creating national colouring. The studies are closely connected to a number of other problems, namely representation of the described period in terms of the era, peculiar to the historical novels of the first half of the 20th century, the use of folklore as a structure-forming element of the creating national colouring. The comparative analysis revealed common (descriptions of nation’s mentality, folklore, geographical and personal names) and different (national specificity of religion, way of life, poetic description of nature) for both writers creative means of national colouring in historical novels, which are based on relative biographical synergism, worldview and civil position and creative style of the writers.

Published
2016-06-01
Section
Comparative literature