Lifestyle and ideology in the novel "The dry plain" (1952; 1957) by Pavel Vezhinov Cover Image
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Бит и идеология в романа „Сухата равнина” (1952; 1957) на Павел Вежинов
Lifestyle and ideology in the novel "The dry plain" (1952; 1957) by Pavel Vezhinov

Author(s): Bisera Dakova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - БАН
Keywords: Novel; ideology; Pavel Vizhinov

Summary/Abstract: The analysis is the first comprehensive look at the failed novel by P. Vezhinov and more exactly in its first authentic Stalinist version from 1952. The text tracks in details the ideological profiling of the characters, tied to gender and lifestyle, as well as the erasement and the concealment of these two realities in the novel, their perverse, "negative" events. Highlighted in the foreground is the intriguing identity between lordly / household / feminine / female.Apart from the precise ideological scheme, carefully thought out in the novel, there is an attempt to note also toposes and spaces issuing grueling, hoary, gloomy atmosphere in Bulgaria in the 50s of the twentieth century.Instead of final conclusions, the text ends with proposals for three film versions, as interpretations of the failed novelistic narrative of P. Vezhinov, that might be seen as emblematic of the three types of cultural (movies) conjectures.

  • Issue Year: LIX/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 115-134
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian