Greshilova A.V. The Cultural Paradigm of Myth in Prose of T.N. Tolstaya
This article is devoted to the analysis of culture paradigm of a myth in T. Tolstaya’s creation. The author of the article shows complicated attitude of the writer to the myth and ambiguity of the status of mythological images. Inspite of the fact that the most part of it isn’t written in a serious manner, in the prose of Tolstaya there could also be found examples of ontologization of the mythological images, which are created with the help of modernism’s model, two characters are considered in the article: kys from an eponymous novel and Sirin from the short story «Svidanie s ptitcey» («The Meeting with a Bird»). But these images turn out to be linked with the comic episodes, which particularly discredit the ontological status of the myth. This combination of mythologization and demythologization are considered in the article as the typical trait of postmodern art.