Hledání národní identity v obrazech postav ukrajinské literatury posledních let (na příkladu románu Maxyma Dupeško Příběh důstojný celého jabloňového sadu)

Title in English Searching for National Identity in Pictures of Ukrainian Literature Figures of Recent Years (from the Example in a Novel by Maxim Dupeshko, A Story Worth an Entire Apple Orchard)


Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Mladá slavistika III. Slavistika mezi generacemi
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Ukrainian literature; national literatures; national identity; Ukrainians; Chernivtsi
Description František Kautman, in his study of the Czech national identity, observes that we are not born with the awareness of which nation we belong to but that during our adolescence we create opinions which lead us to know what nation we are a part of. Undoubtedly, parents, school, surrounding environment, etc., contribute to the perception of the world as well as formation of the individual. In this case, we necessarily need culture, language and literature to educate a nation. Language is the most important component in the initial phase of forming a national identity without which we cannot understand culture and literature. This formula would be ideal. However, what happens if a territory is a part of more than one country in a single century? What if the only answer to a question of nationality is the hometown name? These considerations are partly solved by Maxim Dupeshko, a Ukrainian writer, in his novel called “A Story Worth an Entire Apple Orchard”, which serves as an example of dealing with the issue of searching for national identity in Ukrainian literature.
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