Mithologization of Historical Person in Zachari Stoyanov’s “Hristo Botev. Biography”(Botev as Botev) Cover Image
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Митологизацията на историческата личност в "Христо Ботйов. Опит за биография" от З. Стоянов. (Ботев като Ботев)
Mithologization of Historical Person in Zachari Stoyanov’s “Hristo Botev. Biography”(Botev as Botev)

Author(s): Strashimir Canov
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Zachari Stoyanov’s biographical work; national-historical myth Botev

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the rhetoric and narrative models with the help of which Zachari Stoyanov’s biographical work builds up the national-historical myth Botev. There is an interpretation of the functions of the existence of the rationalistic and positivistic point of view in forming Botev’s personality and the irrationalistic point of view that a genius is something inexplicable. The meanings emphasizing the exceptionality, the uniqueness of Botev has been dealt with. The observations that have been made prove that Zachari Stoyanov’s text shows as the nature of Botev’s uniqueness his feeling for freedom. With that feeling the biographical discourse links the poetic identity of the poet-chieftain’s life. The paper interprets the way Zachari Stoyanov’s biography uses poetry’s value to mythologize Botev and his historic significance.There is analysis of the role of the creation of the myth Botev on the, emphasized in the text, identity life – poetry. The research highlights the significance of Zachari Stoyanov’s work on the existence of this myth in the spiritual history of the Bulgarian people.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 115-133
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian