Mythopoetics of novel by Nikolai Verevochkin «The mammoth’s tooth»

  • R.U., Shanaev Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Almaty


The article discusses the peculiarities of the myth-making of the Kazakhstan’s writer of the new generation N. Verevochkin. Settles the question of the originality of the plot of the novel «Zub mamonta» («The Mammoth’s Tooth»). The article defines intertextual links with the story «Farewell to the Mother» by V. Rasputin, with myths about Atlantis, Noah’s Ark. The article also discusses the basic mythologems (a sunken village, man-made sea and a new sinless world, a city like an ark, dam and crack in it, mammoth as retribution), and it is given an interpretation of the characters’ images.
How to Cite
SHANAEV, R.U.,. Mythopoetics of novel by Nikolai Verevochkin «The mammoth’s tooth». Eurasian Journal of Philology: Science and Education, [S.l.], v. 169, n. 1, p. 56-62, oct. 2018. ISSN 2618-0782. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2019.