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Между две политически дати: островът на българската литература и острови в българската литература
Between Two Political Dates: The Island of Bulgarian Literature and Islands within Bulgarian Literature

Author(s): Elka Dimitrova
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Bulgarian literature; totalitarian regime; socialist realism; non-belonging

Summary/Abstract: The study presents the conception of the project “Islands of the Unblessed. History of the Unconventional Bulgarian Literature from 1944 to 1989 in Its Socio-Cultural Context”. It is based on the idea of a kind of fragmentation of the Bulgarian literature from the period of the totalitarian regime, dictated by the non-inclusion of a number of authors and texts in the official stream of socialist realism without placing them by all means under the sign of dissidence. In this sense, twelve thematic “islands” are outlined – as areas of resistance, non-belonging, various types of marginalization in relation to the socialist canon. On the other hand, the Bulgarian literature of the period itself is presented as relatively isolated from the world – exactly because of its ideological closure.

  • Issue Year: 66/2023
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 3-35
  • Page Count: 32
  • Language: Bulgarian