The Prose of Ossetia in the Second Half
of the 20th Century in the Context of the Russian Literary Process
© Larisa P. Golikova
Cand. Sci. (National Literature), Prof.,
Department of History of Russian Literature, Literary Theory and Criticism, Kuban State University
Аbstract: The author analyzes the process of development of the Ossetian prose, which, being filled with the national features, reflected the heroic and tragic events of the history of this nation (N. Jusoyta’s novel “The Blood of the Ancestors”). Ossetian writers retained their adherence to national traditions and focused on the connection of times (novels “The Trial” by G. Cherchesov and “Rivers Do not Flow Back” by N. Dzhusoyty). The theme of the image of death as the completion of the “ritual of life” in the all-Russian literary process of the second half of the 20th century was closely connected with the patrimonial and national memory, tradition, continuity (the works of N. Dzhusoyty, V. Belov, V. Astafyev, V. Rasputin, Ch. Aitmatov, A. Kim, etc.). Prose of Ossetia as a part of the national literature was turned to the study of the inner world of the individual, to the problems of moral norms. It solved them from the standpoint of “rethinking”, which was one of its essential features.
Keywords: N. Dzhusoity, G. Cherchesov, national identity, mortally motive, continuity of cultural traditions.
Article information: Received on February 22, 2017, signed by the print, volume 1 / 2017 on April 14, 2017, published on April 28, 2017.
Full bibliographic reference to the article: Golikova, L. P., Proza Osetii vtoroy poloviny ХХ veka v kontekste obshcherossiyskogo literaturnogo protsessa (The Prose of Ossetia in the Second Half of the 20th Century in the Context of the Russian Literary Process), Nasledie Vekov, 2017, no. 1, pp. 23-28. URL: http://heritage-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017_1_Golikova.pdf. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.