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Universal “Music†in the Prose of the Postmodern Era

Valentina Musiy (), Artur Malynovskyi (), Olena Mizinkina () and Iraida Tombulatova ()
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Valentina Musiy: Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Odesa, Ukraine
Artur Malynovskyi: Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Odesa, Ukraine
Olena Mizinkina: Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Odesa, Ukraine
Iraida Tombulatova: Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Odesa, Ukraine

Postmodern Openings, 2022, vol. 13, issue 1Sup1, 276-299

Abstract: The article focuses on the prose works of several modern writers (Paola Capriolo, Chuck Palahniuk, Olga Tokarchuk, Andrei Lyubka, Goran Tribuson, Roman Kofman). All these works are united by the image of the musician and the motive of listening to the music. Thus, the music in the article is considered as an universal.First of all - problems of life and death, the main values of life, the opposition “sacred - infernal†. The purpose of the article is to investigate how the era of postmodern influenced the author's concept of music. In each of the works the form of the narrative is subjective. As a rule, the reader gets acquainted with the act of self-reflection of the personage who is looking for a way out of the mazes of everyday life. Therefore, the impression of an author's absence is created. However, the picture of the personage’s inner life at the moment of experiencing his encounter with music helps to understand what the author's conception of the world is like. In each of the works - the tragic idea of the world as chaos, the unpredictability of reality dominates, so death is perceived as liberation. And on the boundary between “here†and “there†, “life†and “death†the person is accompanied by music. The authors of the article draw on such categories of narratology as the “point of view†, the “subject plan†, “elf-reflection†, as well as on analysis of the structure of the discourse and the structure of the narrative in it.

Keywords: postmodern era; universal; subject plan; self-reflection; point of view; structure of the narrative; motive; modern prose (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H0 I2 O0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
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DOI: 10.18662/po/13.1Sup1/427

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