V. Sukhomlynsky in I. Tsyupa’s Story “Creator of Kindness”


  • Roman Tkachenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine




image, story, socialist realism, kitch, humanism, I. Tsyupa’s works


This article is devoted to the artistic reception and modeling of V. Sukhomlynsky’s personality. Her image of the outstanding teacher is being analyzed in connection with the aesthetic ideas of socialist realism epoch. A researcher compares the I. Tsyupa’s story with B. Tartakovsky’s “Story about teacher Sukhomlynsky”. The war is a key moment of the Sukhomlynsky’s biography in the I. Tsyupa’s story, as well as in soviet history mythology on the whole. War is the concentrated expressing of those facts in the circle of which it was written into by artistic logic: cold, poverties, snow, ice, death, envy, spiritual vacuum, alienation. War is image of tests which it was fated to test to the hero. Faith in a man and progress defined the great vitality sense of creation of protagonist. In spite of aspirations of author to create a sanguineous and contradictory artistic world, a story has the signs of aesthetics of kitch. I. Tsyupa’s story “Creator of Kindness” is enough successful popularization of the Sukhomlynsky’s ideas and not always convincing artistic attempt to limit a personage by the scopes of epoch, ideology, standard conduct.

Author Biography

Roman Tkachenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Department of modern Ukrainian literature

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

14 Taras Shevchenko Blvd, 01601, Kyiv, Ukraine


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How to Cite

Tkachenko, R. “V. Sukhomlynsky in I. Tsyupa’s Story ‘Creator of Kindness’”. Pitannâ lìteraturoznavstva, no. 89, Nov. 2014, pp. 309-18, doi:10.31861/pytlit2014.89.309.



Hermeneutics, Reception, Interpetation