Historical and cultural problems of northern countries and regions № 1 (45), 2019
Historical and cultural problems
of northern countries and regions
Sources of Veps literature
Abstract. The article deals with the history of the Veps literature, which has several times faced the qualms of choosing the graphical framework (Cyrillic or Latin) for constructing its script. The article analyzes the process of creating fiction and educational literature since the territorial expansion of the Karelian Labor Commune, when Veps population was merged into it (1924). The aim of the study is to trace the formation stages of the literature, identify the key features of its evolution in the Soviet time, map the current situation. The article highlights the main distinctive features of the literary works written by Veps in the Russian and Veps languages. At present, Veps literature is being created through the efforts of three regions: Vologda and Leningrad Regions, Republic of Karelia.
Keywords: Veps literature, prose, poetry, novelette, poem, historical memory.
1Chikina Natalya Valerievna. The Candidate of Philology, researcher of Institute of Language, Literature and History of Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Pushkinskaya str., 11, 185910, Petrozavodsk, Russian Federation.
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