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Красотата като автентичност и автентичността като красота в разказите на Николай Хайтов
Beauty as Authenticity and Authenticity as Beauty in the Stories of Nikolay Haitov

Author(s): Nikolay Turlakov
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Anthology, Fiction, Studies of Literature, Aesthetics, Special Branches of Philosophy, Short Story, Bulgarian Literature, Philosophy of Language
Published by: Институт по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: authenticity; beauty, soul; creativity; folklore; language; being

Summary/Abstract: In this article, I examine some philosophical intuitions and existential motives in the descriptions of the beautiful in the stories of Nikolay Haitov. When Haitov asks what the "soul” of our language is, “its beauty", he does not give an explicit answer, but simply describes the beauty he sees in the richness of the Bulgarian language. If the beauty of language, which has found expression in folk songs and stories, implies the gift of unknown "talented masters", bards and story tellers, then, for its part, this beauty lasts only insofar as it is daily revived and shared in people’s soul. The soul wants a soul. Haitov's stories are valuable from a philosophical point of view, because they show the primordial and inseparable connection of beauty and language – the sense of beauty is cultivated as an experience in language. And then any masterly artistic description of the beautiful can be considered as a kind of reciprocal relation of language to the sense of the beautiful, in which the latter is enriched and constructed as taste.

  • Issue Year: XXXII/2023
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 118-127
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian