The Aspects of Artist’s Identity Construction in Temporal Dimension (By the Example of Ukrainian Writer Natalena Koroleva’s Texts)
Keywords:autobiography, narrative identity, identity of the artist, Ukrainian modern literature, Natalena Koroleva
The article is dedicated to the phenomena of the artist’s narrative identity as a process. The purpose of the research is to analyze the points and ways of the writer’s representation and construction of his or her identity and autobiography. We use the Paul Riceur’s conception of identity and based on his terms of personal identity, and narrative identity, temporal dimension of the identity construction. The artist makes his identity story for all the life, it is changing and developing. For example, autobiographies, letters, memoirs and autobiographival fiction of Ukrainian writer Natalena Koroleva are very representative to illustrate these theoretical points. Koroleva’s biography is almost based on the information she said about her life, and there almost no documents to check this information. So, she accented on definite aspects of the identity: art, religion, ethnic, culture, gender. Koroleva defined herself as Ukrainian writer with Spanish roots who consciously became a part of Ukrainian culture but was a multicultural person. She also wrote about independent modern women as an example of free people. Consequently, for artist who writes an autobiography showing the life and ideological position and autorepresentation are more important than telling the documental things: dates, facts etc. Fiction forms are used for such identity and biographical constructions and stories, so, autobiography is near the fiction genre.
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