Natalija Dovhanych


Two streams, two genres, one memory

  • literature as “synchronic history”
  • speculation on the memory
  • «virtual novelettes» and the literature of survivors.

The comparison of two different examples of the prose discourse of Maidan shows that artistic fiction loses its expressive function and could be qualified as a dangerous game with the memory. While the texts written by the ordinary participants of events have not only the features of artistic value, but also a bigger influence on the reader. Some important questions are revealed: how can we name new genres and whether using some kind of genre can be the risk for the author?