Lesia Ukrainka’s «Forest Song» and «Olesya» by Alexander Kuprin: to mythology of Volyn-Polissya text
The article deals with those structural components that are able to combine a large number of regional texts into the integrity of the mega text. On the example of two works about Volyn Polissia (Lesia Ukrainka’s «Forest Song» and «Olesya» by Alexander Kuprin) the role of the original (poleis) mythology as a unifying element of the mega text is shown. The forest-lake-marshland gives birth to people of a special type, otherwise perceiving the world. Highly artistic works transfer myths into a literary tradition, connect the past with the future. «Forest Song» is a fundamental work of the Volyn-Polissya megatext. Without it, there would only be a certain number of texts on similar subjects.