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Алгебра на смисъла: “Годеникът” от Стефан Гечев
The Algebra of the Meaning: “The Fiance” by Stefan Gechev

Author(s): Nikolay Kirilov
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: dramaturgy; avant-garde; quantum physics; elementary particles; symmetry; Mise-en-abyme

Summary/Abstract: The subject of this article is one of the less known plays by Stefan Gechev – “The Fiance”. The structure and the semantic potential of this play are understood as a realization of the Gechev’s conception concerning “poetic substance” which is like a equation and can have many and even opposite solutions. This specific irrational tendency in the dramatic text is analyzed in the dialog, in the Dramatis personae relations, in the diegetic space and in the fictional time. But the composition of “The Fiance” is realized in the principles of symmetry and Mise-en-abyme and the conventional topics like Truth, Fictional invention, Beauty, Existence are examined in Gechev’s work too. As one of most original ideas in the play is realized the parallelism between the characters and the elementary particles in physics and in this way the play becomes peculiar and interesting matter of scientific examination.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 80-96
  • Page Count: 16