Traditional World of the Volhynia in the Artistic Perception of Halyna Zhurba
The article addresses the study of artistic peculiarities of the reproduction of the traditional peasant society in the prose of Halyna Zhurba exemplified by the novel «The Stars Are Foretelling the Light…». The central problems are outlined: the confrontation between the state and man, the colonial condition of Ukraine, social injustice, the conflict between the heroic past and the passive present, the sacredness of agricultural labour, the revival of national identity. The pressing issue of the war in the Ukrainian literature is presented in terms of the methodology of trauma. The outline trends provide reasons to believe that the work of the writer has developed in line with the ideological and philosophical quest of the era.