Мнемоничният субект в българската възрожденска литература.
Author(s): Anna Alexieva
THE MNEMONIC SUBJECT IN BULGARIAN NATIONAL REVIVAL LITERATURE
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: mnemonic subject; Revival literature; genealogy; nostalgia; national identity; cultural amnesia; commemorative strategies
Summary/Abstract: The article examines nostalgia and the attempts for reconstruction of the past, stated in Bulgarian National Revival 19th century texts. The overestimation of the free Bulgarian past Критика и хуманизъм, кн. 24, 2007 342 is inspired by the realization of its potentiality to legitimatize national identity. Its attractive force, its obligation towards the unforgettable precursors and the authority of the cultural heritage shape the portrait of a signifi cant National Revival’s subject designated in the present text by the notion of “mnemonic”. The essence of this subject is its “retentiveness”. He “remembers” mythical prehistoric events from the sacred times of the Bulgarian Golden Age which are compared with the chaotic immediate experience, with the times of unfree Bulgarian living. The purpose of its commemorative strategies is to fi ll the gaps in the historic tale, to oppose the cultural amnesia, to transform the knowledge of the past into a motive power of its future development. The fi gure of the mnemonic subject is represented fully in the poetry of Georgi Rakovski, Petko Slaveykov, Dobri Chintulov, Nayden Gerov and others.
- Issue Year: 2007
- Issue No: 24
- Page Range: 39-60
- Page Count: 22
- Language: Bulgarian