Aim The article is devoted to the interpretation of artistic opposition «native / foreign» (based on the dual theme «homeland / foreign land») in the autobiographical novella of Ukrainian writer Natalena Koroleva «Without Roots» and the autobiographical novel of French novelist Irene Nemirovsky «The Wine of Solitude». The purpose of this article is to identify typological coincidences and differences in the representation of opposition «native / foreign» by the writers, who are of different national and linguistic origin.
Methods The study is based on comparative approach applying comparative-and-typological, biographical, psychoanalytic, contextual-and-interpretive methods.
Results The article proved that between the compared works there is a number of consonant poetical-and-composite schemes at a certain level, as well as some differences due to specific ideologies and artistic intentions of the writers.
Scientific novelty For the first time in Ukrainian literary criticism binary opposition «native»/«foreign» in the works «Without Roots» and «The Wine of Solitude» was studied applying comparative method.
The practical significance This article can be used for further study of Ukrainian and French literary processes of the first half of the twentieth century, including works of Natalena Koroleva and Irene Nemirovsky.
Key words: opposition, «native / foreign», «homeland / foreign land», maladaptation, estrangement.Article dx.doi.org/10.15330/sch.2017.6.86-96