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Един "неочакван" образ на П. Р. Славейков. Как да се справим с него
An “Unexpected” Image of P.R.Slaveykov. How to Cope with It?

Author(s): Nikolay Aretov
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: literature; myth; biography; National revival

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines an important element of Slaveykov’s path of life, which, paradoxically, allows the poet’s contemporaries to see him also as a transgressor of the established morality, i.e. as a young rebel and as a man from the past, i.e. to a certain extent as an authoritative and even retrograde figure. The first part is focused on the poet’s big love – Katerina, and the second one on a practically unknown text of a contemporary, in which are present both the love of Katerina and the unusual image of the “retrograde” Slaveykov, from the point of view of his younger collaborator and student Svetoslav Milarov. The paper concludes with reflections on the inconvenient texts of the past and the possible approaches to them. As an appendix, for the first time is published in full the introduction to Memoirs from Tzarigrad’s Dungeons by Svetoslav Milarov, written most probably by the author himself and saved as a manuscript.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 22-41
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian