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Увод към „Спиридон Казанджиев за Пенчо Славейков“
Introduction to Spiridon Kazandjiev on Pencho Slaveykov

Author(s): Anani Stoynev
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Aesthetics, Bulgarian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Институт за изследвания на обществата и знанието при БАН
Keywords: relative; modern; post-modern; Nietzsche; national literature; systematic;essayistic;

Summary/Abstract: This article is an introduction to a moderately sized study on Spiridon Kazandjieva and Pencho Slaveykov. The author presents a picture of the times in which Kazandjiev lived – times of modernization of Bulgarian literature and culture – and his philosophical views, reflected most comprehensively in his essay “At the Spring of Life” (1923), which was introductory to his eponymous book published in 1937. The philosophical and literary quality of this essay has been insufficiently appreciated; in it, Kazandjiev, influenced by Nietzsche, points out the relativity of knowledge, art, attitudes, public life, thereby anticipating what has emerged in recent decades as a post-modern, or post-metaphysical, philosophy. As for the history of literature, the essay in question is, on the one hand, the foundation and, on the other, the horizon, of Kazandjiev’s philosophical views. Referring to it, we can more easily, and in a well-argued manner, clarify his analyses of Pencho Slaveykov’s philosophical constructions.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 83-100
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English, Bulgarian