The image of Soviet Kyiv of the 70s in S. Baturin̕s novel “Shizgara”

Євтушенко, Світлана Олександрівна (2022) The image of Soviet Kyiv of the 70s in S. Baturin̕s novel “Shizgara” Науковий вісник Міжнародного гуманітарного університету (56). pp. 183-186. ISSN 2409-1154

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The title, epigraph, authors definition ̕ of the genre, chronotope, and plot allow us to talk about an attempt to implement a nostalgic discourse in S. Baturin̕s novel “Shizgar”. The leading motive of the work is the song Venus (“Venus”) by the Dutch group Shocking Blue, widely known in the Soviet Union in the 1960s, the use of which restores memories and creates a unique nostalgic atmosphere in the text. The action part takes place in the central part of the city, which affects the actualization of the topography of the center of Kyiv. The reader has the opportunity to learn unofficial street names and the history of popular street names. The author conveys the atmosphere of the Soviet era with the help of actualization of typical details of the Kyiv capital, memories of popular film productions and mention of the popularity of martial arts. Much attention was paid to the quality of service to Soviet citizens. It is emphasized that the quality of Soviet products often became a reason for creating anecdotes, a limited range of products was sold in “outposts of providing the population with food”, and the liquor and vodka departments were marked by the greatest abundance. Law enforcement officers in the Kyiv capital were disliked (especially young people), calling them “garbage” in front of their eyes and telling offensive jokes about them and singing mocking songs. In the official Soviet world, fairly closed communities for outsiders (diplomats) were formed, where it was quite difficult to get into (if you were not a party appointee). A notable feature of the Soviet era was the presence/absence of the necessary connections. Considerable attention was paid to the Kyiv youth of the 70s, who preferred their “laws”, “rules” and unwritten moral norms. A characteristic feature of those times was the functioning of youth groups – offices, whose main task “was to protect the sovereign rights of both the entire community and each of its individual members”. The desire of young people to integrate into the European context was also noted

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nostalgia; Kyiv; Soviet; Soviet Union
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Факультет української філології, культури і мистецтва > Кафедра української літератури, компаративістики і грінченкознавства
Depositing User: Світлана Олександрівна Євтушенко
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2022 11:10
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2022 11:10

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