Tanatologicalreception of the motif of love in Antique 'text': two versions by Guy de Maupassant

Гальчук, Оксана Василівна (2018) Tanatologicalreception of the motif of love in Antique 'text': two versions by Guy de Maupassant Вісник Харківського національного університету імені В. Н. Каразіна. Серія Філологія (79). pp. 19-26. ISSN 2227-1864

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Abstract

The article examines the connection between the traditional for Guy de Maupassant theme of Eros-Thanatos and the Antique "text" that is implicitly represented in mythologemes and philosophemes. The short stories The Graveyard Sisterhood and The Dead Girl incorporate a characteristic for modernism interpretation of the motive "love-death" as an ambivalent one; and offer the author's review of the mythologemes and ideological concepts of modernism rooted in the philosophical ideas of Antiquity. The study considers Maupassant’s short stories as neo-mythological texts, where the cosmological myth of the classical era is transformed into a social myth, and through the imposition of the space of life on the space of death is complemented by the motive of total – spatial, temporal, physical and ideological – deformation and author's myth of "useless beauty". These short stories embody author's tragic philosophical-symbolic (The Dead Girl) and ironically-frivolous (The Graveyard Sisterhood) versions of the traditional thematic connection, in which the motive of love is transformed into the "love for sale", expanded on the background of the cemetery-stage as an image of the modern world, where for the character, Orpheus, the "ascension to Hades" gets a new meaning

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maupassant; short stories study; Antiquity as a text; Thanatos; Eros; intertext
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут філології > Кафедра світової літератури
Depositing User: професор Оксана Гальчук
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 06:14
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 06:14
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/27869

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