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Поети и прототипи в “На Острова на блажените”
Poets and Prototypes in “On The Isle of The Blessed”

Author(s): Petar Trendafilov
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Poets; prototypes; Pencho Slaveykov

Summary/Abstract: The paper analyzes the principles and the techniques used by Pencho Slaveykov in the nomination of the poets in his anthology-mystification “On the Isle of the Blessed”. The names of the poets are contrasted not only with the names in the Miladinovi brothers’ collection, but also with the folklore collections of St. Verkovich and that of P. Slaveykov himself. Names of other works of the poet are used for comparison. Also examined in the text are two published lists of poets names which show the hesitation in P. Slaveykov’s choice. A possible conclusion is that the author of “On the Isle of the Blessed” might have been looking for an increasingly more complicated combination of the names that were initially given. With the growing of the mystificational connotativeness, grows the conventionality as well.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 82-109
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Bulgarian