“THE DEATH OF ANAGUAC” BY B. TENETA AND PROBLEM OF THE 1920ies — 1930ies MASS LITERATURE

Жигун, Сніжана Віталіївна (2020) “THE DEATH OF ANAGUAC” BY B. TENETA AND PROBLEM OF THE 1920ies — 1930ies MASS LITERATURE Літературний процес: методологія, імена, тенденції (16). pp. 23-28. ISSN 2412-2475, 2311-2433

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Abstract

Gramsci considered the texts of mass culture to be an arena for meeting of the ideas imposed on society by the ruling groups and those who oppose them.The problem of the research is to find out the discourses that formed the Ukrainian mass literature of the 1920s and 1930s. The aim of this work is to demonstrate the co-presence of several discourses in the text of adventure literature of the 1920s and 1930s on the example of B. Teneta’s novel “The Death of Anaguac”. An effective methodology for analyzing the problem is Marxism, primarily Althusser’s symptomatic reading method. Postcolonial studies and a comparative method are used to analyze individual discourses. As a result of the study, it has been found out that the novel “The Death of Anaguac” by B. Teneta embodies the confrontation between Marxism (in the interpretation of history) and the national-protecting narrative (in the fiction plot).The author explains the success of the Spaniards by the inability of the Aztecs to overcome class contradictions and rally in the struggle. However, the fact that a representative of the ruling class with outstanding personal qualities becomes the leader of the uprising makes the national superior to the social. The story of the extermination of the Aztecs demonstrates an anti-colonial orientation both in comparison with the novel by the English writer R. Haggard and with the Soviet fiction about the development of the North and the Far East. R. Haggard convinces the reader that the conquest of the Indians was necessary in order to bring them culture, although the narrator is nostalgic about the grandeur and beauty of Anaguac, and Soviet authors glorify the conquest of the North. The implicit author of the novel “The Death of Anaguac” is convinced of the right of non-European peoples to their own path and original culture. The focalized depiction of the indigenous people’s resistance to the invaders in Teneta’s novel undermines the civilizational mission of any conquest. At the same time, the hidden theme of the novel is the colonization of Ukraine and awriter’s role in times of crisis. The novelty of the study is associated with the demonstration of the presence of various discourses that form the content of this text.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mass literature, Marxism, national-protecting narrative, symptomatic reading, anticolonialism.
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Erih Plus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут філології > Кафедра української літератури, компаративістики і грінченкознавства
Depositing User: Сніжана Віталіївна Жигун
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 12:31
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 12:31
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/37985

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