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Женското: емпирии и дилеми
The Female: Empirical and Dilemmas

Author(s): Bisera Dakova
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: review, A. Vacheva, monograph.

Summary/Abstract: The review of the monograph by A. Vacheva tracks how trivial topic of female poetry in Bulgaria interwar period, unfolds in the fundamental issues of the women writing in general. The study of Vacheva ends with intractable interrelation of gender and ideology, since it tends to conceive the female experience in writing, fixing the validation and deletion of the current Bulgarian writers from the canon, which is a priori powerful, patriarchal and similar to male-subordinated. The study concerns also the essential problem for the historiography of women's writing and creativity in our country. By reviving the picture of Bulgarian literature from the most stable decade in recent history (the 30s of XX century), a decade marked by female identity – urban – bourgeois, A. Vacheva actually describes a history of identification and recognition of significant figures in our literature produced by women. In this sense, her research could be defined as testing for entries and exits, to legitimize or to erase the author's characters of the prestigious literary field.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 104-107
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Bulgarian