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Въобразености - със и без Вайнингер
Imaginaries - with and without Weininger

Author(s): Liubka Lipcheva-Prandzheva
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: A study, Sex and Character by Otto Weininger, falls into the epicentre of the curiosities of the day in the Bulgarian cultural milieu. Who and how is reading Weininger and are indeed exactly women who turn out to be so loyal to his „female sex“ postulates? The current paper examines the reception of the Weininger text, highlighting the dialogic fields provoked by it — the vague menace of the feminist movement, the suicide as a free will choice, the rejection of the rather screaming speech about/of sexuality. And while the Bulgarian creator feels obliged to find and offer an exemplary model for the modern (and yet „unaffected“ by modernity, „healthy“) Bulgarian woman, his imagination tenaciously refuses to unfold the suicide woman plot.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 68-80
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian