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Три съвременни балкански романа
Three Contemporary Balkan Novels

An Attempt to Construct a Common Balkan Canon

Author(s): Antoaneta Alipieva
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Social history
Published by: AV ČR - Akademie věd České republiky - Slovanský ústav and Euroslavica
Keywords: utopias; ideals; post-totalitarian societies; common Balkan canon

Summary/Abstract: This article compares three contemporary Balkan novels – Serbian, Romanian and Bulgarian; the comparative analysis is made on level of memory of recent past. It explores the inner predisposition of the Balkan peoples to irrational thinking, to reticent communities and provokes reliance on utopias and loyalty to ideals, the overexposure of which leads to the great cataclysms of 20th century. The article looks for the common basis which makes the formation of the Balkan canon.

  • Issue Year: LXXXIII/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 11-24
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian