Davit V. Petrosyan
The mythical period, one of the core ingredients of the mythical aesthetic structure, has received prominent expression in the three essays by Mushegh Galshoyan: “Crow Stone,” “The Torch of the Illuminator,” and “Where Are You Going, Old Man?”
With this objective in mind, the article examines one of the core understandings, which is specific to the mythical period and which is described as a transmission from timeliness to untimeliness. Thereby, a number of distinctive features of the inner world, which was specific to the spiritual time period, of Mushegh Galshoyan’s heroes are revealed.
There are a number of interesting parallels in the essays between mythical time and space, thanks to which different periods of time are revealed on the same plane and uncover new areas of mythical untimeliness.
The period, cyclical repetitions of time have also found their unique personification in myths. In this context, M. Galshoyan’s thinking goes back to the creative origin and finds parallels with the mythical period typical with the telling of the Bible.
The writer’s literary search in these essays clearly laid the foundation for the birth of his collection, “The Clouds of Mount Marouta.”