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"Невероятните" разкази на Светослав Минков в контекста на модерната литература
Svetoslav Minkov’s „Improbable“ Short Stories in the Context of Modern Literature

Author(s): Tzvetanka Atanassova
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: Svetoslav Minkov’s fiction sublimates world-view, aesthetic and generic tendencies characteristic of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries European art. The current paper is an attempt at examining the „im-probable“ in Minkov as an aesthetic category connected with the aspiration advertised by the Bulgarian postwar Modernism for maximum independence of the art from visibility. In practice, Minkov not only categorically denies mimesis and confirms fictionality, but in the text itself he parodically decomposes the approved practices of creating fictional illusion. In the 1920s, in synchronization with the grotesque-diabolical tendency in the German-language literature, Svetoslav Minkov and Chavdar Mutafov establish the modernistic grotesque in Bulgaria. Situating Minkov’s short stories in the context of modern Bulgarian and European literature the current paper outlines some basic philosophical, aesthetical and poetological parallels, mainly with representatives of the grotesque science fiction — Meyrink, Evers, Čapek, etc.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 92-102
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian