From the European Temptations of the 19th Century Bulgarian Literature 
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Из европейските изкушения на българската възрожденска литература (“Стоян и Рада”, “Изворът на Белоногата”, “Маминото детенце”)
From the European Temptations of the 19th Century Bulgarian Literature

Author(s): Hristo Manolakev
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Literature of the Bulgarian National Revival; Russian 19th century literature; comparative parallels

Summary/Abstract: The present paper examines the dialogue between three Bulgarian literary texts from the National Revival period and the Russian 19th century literature. On this basis the paper tries to find new possibilities for bringing up-to-date the traditional understanding of the aims of literary reception as a research of a dialogue only with an identified "foreign" text. The part dedicated to the first Bulgarian poem "Stoyan i Rada" by N. Gerov shows through the functionality of the sentimental cliché how Gerov elaborates the conception of hero in the paradigm of European "sensitive hero". The semantic analysis of the “temptation” motif in P. Slaveykov's poem "Izvorat na belonogata" traces a comparative parallel with the emblematic Russian literary project of female "choice" and "responsibility". In the last part the comparative analysis proves that even though it is not a translation, Lyuben Karavelov's short novel "Maminoto detence" has its prime source in the Russian novel "Mammen'kin synok" by I. Panaev.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 102-132
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Bulgarian