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Литературен жанр и социални идеологии: очеркът по времето на социализма
Literary Genre and Social Ideologies: Literary Sketch during Socialism

Author(s): Albena Vacheva
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: literary sketch, genre, communism, ideology

Summary/Abstract: Article is a theoretical study of literary sketch’s transformations from the point of view of its genre peculiarities in the era of socialism. The main accent is put on texts published in Bulgarian mass media and literary magazines (like Plamak and Septemvri) between 1944/45 – 1970. Communist ideology’s influence over literature is looked through the topics of the creating “new man” in the “new communist society”, processes of industrialization, internationalism and battle with the “world of capital”. Modern left social visions are presented in ideological clichés of totalitarian ideology. At the same time, they are admitted by literary theory as an important part of Bulgarian literature and proclaimed as elements of a theoretical construction with mythological projections - so-called “socialist realism”. In these processes sketch widely presented political point of view of ruling party and became an instrument for pervasion of ideological messages in people’s everyday life.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 77-103
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Bulgarian