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Телесността, пространство на славянско-италянското междулитературно общуване Телесност. Развитие на типа герои на словашката литература
Corporeality: The Space of Slavonic-Italian Inter-Literary Coherence

Author(s): Pavol Koprda
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The study tries to show in an unusual way that the Slavonic-Italian interliterary fellowship does exist. It is not rooted in historical forms which appeared and spread in Middle Ages in the Dalmatian Croatian and Italian environment but in typological relations of the Italian and Slavonic literatures and cultural mentalities, in the so-called meta-historical form of fellowship. We aim to prove in three contemporary novels that the hero protects and respects his own body. He never becomes an out-of-body ghost, intellect, an ideologist of the interests of some group or an aesthet. He supervises what happens around him according to the fact if the events do not imperil his life and the integrity of his personality (which often becomes an object of godly respect). So that he can further feel good, he gets involved in social matters. Since the power of an individual is limited, it arises out of the involvement – the protection of the hero’s own life, stylistically well exploitable situations: lyrical fragility, pathos, drama, comicality, invention, realistic historicity, dominance of youngish view. But if there is a kind of Slavonic/Italian interliterary fellowship based on corporeality, it exists over styles and over literary periods, because its basis is a common cultural type which could be marked as Mediterranean/ Christian.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 159-166
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian