Author: Тетяна Гребенюк
Year of publication: 2015
Source: Show
Pages: 233-242
DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/pomi201516
PDF: pomi/01/pomi201516.pdf

Transformation of the detective narration devices in the Oksana Zabuzhko’s novel The Museum ofAbandoned Secrets. The aim of this paper is to analyze the transformab’on of the narrative means and devices of the traditional detech’ve novel used for invesh’gating the mystery of woman’s destiny in the O. Zabuzhko’s novel The Museum ofAbandoned Secrets. Detective themes in the narrative of this novel are generally recognized in the discourse of this literary work. An over-rational approach to the detech’ve investigation in the novel is closely re- lated to several factors, including the author’s concern with the problems ОГ modern Ukrainian’s nab’onal idenh’ty. The work analyzed is a postcolonial novel, and this is embodied in all aspects ОГ its content. Mystery ОГ womanhood, heroes’ love relationships, and investigation ОГ myste- rious deaths - all this problems are marked by postcolonial perspec‘n’ve. Analysing peculiarifies ОГ author’s transformation ОГ tools ОГ the traditional detective narrah'on about ”investigation” ОГ the three heroines’ mysteries we find out several special features. First, the purpose of Daryna’s investigation is “to get ‘story’ out of Vlada’s life”. Secondly the place of insight, enlightenment in Daryna’s “detective” activity is also very specific. Unlike the tradih’onal detective novel, in 0. Za- buzhko’s one the main “tool” of getting an answer is intuitive enlightenment. Thirdly, Adrian’s character is important not only in the explication of the love line of the novel, but also in “inves- tigative” narrative. Adrian is an interpreter of spiritual movements and emotional states of hers.

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