James Joyce's Dubliners and Nataliia Kobrynska's Galicians: Concurrences, Mirrorings and Differences

Гальчук, Оксана Василівна and Shvets, Alla (2021) James Joyce's Dubliners and Nataliia Kobrynska's Galicians: Concurrences, Mirrorings and Differences Life Writing. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1448-4528

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Abstract

This article analyses the short stories by the writers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the Irishman James Joyce and Ukrainian writer Nataliia Kobrynska. The research investigates typological similarities and differences of the authors’ concept of a human being based on the images of the inhabitants of Dublin (Joyce) and the inhabitants of Galicia (Kobrynska). There is a distinctive duality of the material world in the short stories of the writers; it is aimed both at reproducing the reality of ‘Dublin’ and ‘Galician’ space, as well its symbolisation. Dublin for Joyce is a topos of unfulfilled dreams, ‘the centre of paralysis’ and disappointments. Its inhabitants experience a moment of enlightenment that highlights their loneliness, alienation, and inability to find or preserve their national, religious, or personal identity. Similarly, against the background of realistically portrayed social environment Kobrynska’s short stories unfold complex psychodramas of the characters: the destruction of family and conflict of generations, confrontation of village and city, the fate of women in a patriarchal society, the awakening of the countryman’s national and political awareness, the formation of the civic culture and philosophy of altruism, and the helplessness of a human during technological progress.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: National psychotypes; chronotope; Galicians; Dubliners; James Joyce; Nataliia Kobrynska
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Факультет української філології, культури і мистецтва > Кафедра світової літератури
Depositing User: професор Оксана Гальчук
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2021 10:00
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 10:00
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/37406

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