Mukhina A.A. Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya – Grunja Friedrich – Christina Orletsova: transformation of the Soviet myth in the drama and in the novel of Boris Pasternak
The article is devoted to the transformation of the Soviet myth about Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya in the drama ‘This light’ (1942) and in the novel ‘Doctor Zhivago’ by Boris Pasternak. In the drama the story of Zoya’s feat is transferred to Innokentiy’s Dudorov bride Grunja Friedrich “cossack girl”, in the novel – to Christina Orletsova.
In the concept of drama and novel by Boris Pasternak Zoya – Grunja – Christina become redeemers not so much of imaginary tribal sin but of all the true sinfulness of the prewar Soviet years. Thus, starting from the Soviet myth, Pasternak raises the heroines’ fate to the Christian life canon, differently transformed in the culture of different eras.
Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Grunja Friedrich, Christina Orletsova, Innokentiy Dudorov, Soviet mythology