N. Mailer, J. Saramago, A. Burgess, N. Kazantzakis
Haykanush A. Sharuryan
Key words – Virgin, Mary Magdalene, Salome, Jesus, prototype, medieval, Bible, Norman Mailer, José Saramago, Anthony Burgess, Nikos Kazantzakis, Carl Jung, gnostic, character, symbol.
The presented article is devoted to the comparative study of novels by world- known four authors – American novelist Norman Mailer, English writer Anthony Burgess, Portuguese author José Saramago and Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis: all novels have biblical themes (“The Gospel According to the Son”, “Man of Nazareth”, “The Gospel According to Jesus”, “The Last Temptation of Jesus”). Here are mainly presented unique literary personification and deeply humane nature of three heroines – Virgin, Mary Magdalene and partially Salome.