The use of ancient intertext in Lina Kostenko’s creative paradigm: intentions, tradition, innovation

Ковбасенко, Юрій Іванович and Дячок, Світлана Олександрівна (2017) The use of ancient intertext in Lina Kostenko’s creative paradigm: intentions, tradition, innovation Studia Philologica (Філологічні студії) : зб. наук. пр. (8). pp. 99-105. ISSN 2311-2425

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Abstract

The article addresses intensions, traditions and innovation as intertextual quotations in the works by Lina Kostenko. Intensive usage of  ancient intertext in  her poetry facilitates the  author’s interpretations of  historiosophic issues and solutions to  them (i.e. understanding the  sources and ways of  development of  Ukrainian state). The  said phenomenon also contributes to  meditative and philosophic nature of  the analyzed poetic texts. Intertextual selections from  the  “donor-texts” allude to  the  author’s worldview dominants and personal features (love for freedom and rebelliousness as an integral feature of Prometheus and the poet’s “alter ego”). Except for personal intentions and preferences, Lina Kostenko’s use of intertext is determined by historical and artistic realia marked by  postmodern slogans of  “author’s death”, the  trend of  dominant hyper-receptiveness, intertextual quotations, the use of collage and pastiche etc. Among numerous characters of  ancient mythology employed in  Lina Kostenko’s artistic paradigm the  image of Prometheus is distinguished by special symbolic potential. As this character enjoys mostly positive interpretation in world literature (initiated by Aeschylus), Lina Kostenko goes along with this tendency. She associates the unsubdued Titan-tyrantfighter with the  poet-prophet, poet-seer, and poet-medium. At the  same time her interpretation is somewhat different from the traditional ones for they demonstrate individual features like “dialogue intimacy”, narrator’s “approximating” to the mythic character, hesitations and longing for the proof of her living and artistic strategies’ accuracy etc.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intertext; overreception; work of art interpretation; author’s aim; literary tradition; аesopian language; Lina Kostenko; ancient mythology;
Subjects: Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Інститут філології > Кафедра світової літератури
Depositing User: Валерій Смуров
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2017 07:18
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 07:18
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/19874

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