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Скици и откровения. Литературното творчество на Асен Христофоров
Sketches and Confessions: Assen Christophorov as a Writer

Author(s): Nikolay Aretov
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Assen Christophorov; Bulgarian literature; social and political status quo

Summary/Abstract: The literary works of Christophorov should be studied in the context of several more general problems. 1. Possible links between the author’s economic writings and literary texts. 2. The ratio between fact and fiction. 3. The introduction of autobiographical elements in literary narratives. 4. The writer’s attitude to the social and political status quo. 5. Examining the Christophorov’s work and his rich archive as one big ‘auto-text’ and analyzing the hidden tensions in it. 6. Scrutinizing the relationship of Christophorov’s writings to texts by other Bulgarian and foreign authors as well as direct or indirect citations or references to foreign works. By combining these approaches the scholar can achieve a mapping of the world that Christophorov built and its mythology. The paper tries to combine the following approaches and summarizes some observations on the Christophorov’s work and its place in the Bulgarian literature from the mid-twentieth century.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-24
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian