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Казусът „Индже“
The case „Indje“

Author(s): Alexandar Panov
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Modern Age, Bulgarian Literature, 19th Century
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: interpretation; impact; receptive paradigm; genre paradigm; epic, legend; ballad; narrator

Summary/Abstract: One of the most frequently analyzed texts in Bulgarian literature is the story „Indje by Yordan Yovkov. What is striking, however, is the large number of contradictory theses and conclusions, each of which claims to give the most adequate interpretation of the meaning laid down in the text. This turns „Indje“ into a real case that requires an adequate solution. The proposed article attempts to analyze these numerous contradictions, and then, on the basis of a detailed narratological analysis, to describe the receptive paradigm adequate for the story. Particularly complicated is the problem that „Indje“ is in fact a retelling of various songs and legends, but the narrative is conducted from a witness's point of view. In addition, the restored memory of the past is expressed in the structure of the work through three different genre paradigms, each of which has its specifics and social function. What reading behavior will allow the most adequate reading of the impact potential set in the text?

  • Issue Year: 65/2022
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 69-105
  • Page Count: 37
  • Language: Bulgarian