Sacral and profane time in Sholokhov’s novel ‘Quiet flows the Don’

UT Research Journal. Humanities Research. Humanities


Release:

Vesntik TSU. Philology. 2012

Title: 
Sacral and profane time in Sholokhov’s novel ‘Quiet flows the Don’


About the authors:

Anna A. Okhalina,
Assistant Professor, Russian Speech and Language Department, Tyumen State Oil and Gas University

Svetlana M. Belyakova, Dr. Sci. (Philol.), Professor, Department of General Linguistics, University of Tyumen; s.m.belyakova@utmn.ru

Abstract:

In this article sacral time and profane time and their portrayal in M. Sholohov’s novel ‘Quiet Flows the Don’ are examined, based on analysis of the dichotomies workdays — holidays, fast — myasoyed (when meat-eating is allowed). The article comes to the conclusion that the Church calendar has become the basis of the practical experience of Cossacks, using relative chronology.

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