LOCUS AMOENUS IN THE WORKS OF MARIJA TKACHIVSKA (ON THE BASE OF THE NOVEL «HOLD ON TO THE AIR»)

  • O. S. Derkachova Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University
Keywords: space, place, home, locus, locus amoenus, alien home, native home.

Abstract

The article deals to the particularities of locus amoenus in the modern Ukrainian novel on the base of Marija Tkachivska book ‘Hold on to the air’ (2019). The locus is determined as closed physical space and as the set of closed space images. Locus amoenus explained as a place of peace with its peculiarities: trees, flowers, water, cosiness, shade. Such place of well-being was used in the Ancient and Medieval literature. In the modern literary space writers also represent such locus. We determined two the most important locus in the novel ‘Hold on to the air’ the home and locus amoenus. There are two types of home – native home and alien. The native one is full of memory, disappointment and loses. It almost have been lost, too. The alien home is dangerous, is sutiated on the alien earth (Spain, Italy, Portugal). The main hero Solomiia leaves her native home and appears in the alien house, which is full of contempt and hatred. She is looking for locus amoenus, connected with love. When she can’t find this place, she tries to create it herself, by the way, in the alien house (the wall-drawing in Patrycyia’s room). In the place of well-being, she appeared also in the foreign country. Her beloved showed the way there. This place becomes a symbol of belief and true love, also gives peace and harmony. Tkachivska’s locus amoenus has all typical elements of this locus: water, shadow, spring, flowers, trees, quietness, love, peace. Its connection with alien space is the main peculiarities of it in the novel. 

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Published
2019-04-12
How to Cite
Derkachova , O. S. (2019). LOCUS AMOENUS IN THE WORKS OF MARIJA TKACHIVSKA (ON THE BASE OF THE NOVEL «HOLD ON TO THE AIR»). PRECARPATHIAN BULLETIN OF THE SHEVCHENKO SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY Word, (3(55), 256-265. https://doi.org/10.31471/2304-7402-2019-3(55)-256-265