The Crisis of Literary History: “The Same Night” by Hristo Karastoyanov Cover Image
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Кризата на литературната история: „Една и съща нощ“ от Христо Карастоянов
The Crisis of Literary History: “The Same Night” by Hristo Karastoyanov

Author(s): Bogdana Paskaleva
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: literary history; critique of history; the reader in the text

Summary/Abstract: The text is an analysis of the reader's figure in Hristo Karastoyanov's novel “The Same Night” (2014). In accordance with the instrumental framework of the ‘Reader in the Text’ project, the analysis traces the way in which the novel models its implied reader. The figure of this reader turns out to be essentially connected the problems of history and within its framework – the history of literature. Therefore, the key competence that the novel “The Same Night” expects from its reader is the knowledge of the political history of Europe and Bulgaria, but much more of the history of Bulgarian literature and its forms of problematization of the historical after the Liberation of Bulgaria (1878) and onwards.

  • Issue Year: 65/2022
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 61-79
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian