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Биографичното пространство
Biographical space

Author(s): Margarita Serafimova
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Biographical space

Summary/Abstract: The article has two dominants: on the one hand, it is a socio-poetical essay on the biography of literary places; on the other, it explores the role of places in the writer’s biographies. This particular topography in literary works tries to “investigate” the places of literary inspiration and to analyse the mysterious relation between the place of the writing and the place in the text. The humanities today are concerned with the symbolic correspondences between biographic journeys and the unconscious. This gives birth to the hypothesis that the writer’s personal space might serve as a model for his text. We are aware of the complexity of interactions between the virtual world of art and the reference world, whose degree of comparison can vary infinitely. However, we are tempted to visit the places which are dear to the literary memory, without knowing exactly what we expect to find at those places where a writer, a character or a verse were born. In the genre of literary pilgrimage the place is considered a work of art, it comes in ready made, given that the author was already there. Like a poet man lives on this earth, says a famous verse by Hölderlin: it incites our curiosity to get closer tohow poets feel in their lives.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 45-89
  • Page Count: 44
  • Language: Bulgarian