“The Pilgrim’s Progress from this World to that which is to come”: Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” in Bulgaria from 1866 to 2007 Cover Image
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„Пътешественикът от този свят до онзи”: „Пътешественикът” на Бъниан в България от 1866 г. до 2007 г.
“The Pilgrim’s Progress from this World to that which is to come”: Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” in Bulgaria from 1866 to 2007

Author(s): Lyuba Cherninkova
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: “The Pilgrim’s Progress from this World to that which is to come”; John Bunyan; reception; in Bulgaria

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines the reception of The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan in Bulgaria presenting the cultural context in which the literary work appeared for the first time in Bulgarian in 1866. It has been reedited many times and the article provides a list of all available editions including an edition that is not registered in any library catalogue. It is known that the latter was published in Plovdiv and the publisher’s name is Belovezhdov. The paper elaborates on the edition in question shedding more light on who most probably published it and when that possibly happened. New translation variants have appeared in the numerous editions of The Pilgrim’s Progress and it is the allegorical anthroponyms and toponyms that vary considerably. Despite the changes, however, the later editions are not entirely new translations but revised versions of the first editions which are the one of 1866 (Part I) and the one of 1886 (Part II) respectively. The transformations, which the initial translation, done by the American missionary Dr Albert Long, has undergone, are illustrated with examples in the paper and the major tendencies in the rendition of the allegorical names are briefly outlined as well.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 197-217
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian