Delayed dialogue. The Image of the Letter in Bulgarian poetry of the Late 1960s and 1970s Cover Image
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Отложеният диалог. Образът на писмото в българската поезия от края на 60-те и 70-те години на ХХ век
Delayed dialogue. The Image of the Letter in Bulgarian poetry of the Late 1960s and 1970s

Author(s): Nadezhda Stoyanova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Theory of Literature, Sociology of Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Bulgarian poetry; the 1970s; letters; “silent poets”; subject; sender; addressee

Summary/Abstract: This research work is focused on the interpretations of the letter as a literary image in Bulgarian poetry of the late 1960s and 1970s, as well as on the question of the sender and their complex relationships with the addressee. The image of the letter is presented in two ways. On the one hand, a letter received or sent becomes an expression of hope for the presence of the Other, despite the distance in space or time. On the other hand, the written messages do not always reach their addressee, or it may be difficult to reconstruct their content – the envelopes are sealed, the content is fragmentary and laconic. Therefore, they can awaken the fear of the absence of the Other – a fear that, during these years, is no longer devoid of post-structuralist intuitions about the vulnerability of the subject. The study is divided in three parts that consider the issues of the expected or unexpected letters; the unarrived, unwelcome, and unopened letter; the unwritten or written letters.

  • Issue Year: 66/2023
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 79-100
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Bulgarian