The shrewd way is to arm ourselves with their arms: Bulgarian modern debate about native and nonnative art Cover Image
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The shrewd way is to arm ourselves with their arms: Bulgarian modern debate about native and nonnative art

Author(s): Albena Vacheva
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The article is a theoretical examination of the modern Bulgarian vision about West (Europe) as a legitimizing instrument in the native/nonnative art debate in the Bulgarian cultural context after World War I. The analysis is focused on critical and culture-scrutinizing articles published in Bulgarian periodicals in the 1930s which display the ways of perception/resistance to the west European cultural standards. Studying the relationships between native (taken as cultural traditions) and European (understood as „high norms“ and criteria for commensurability) the paper discusses the parameters of the above-mentioned debate, which played an important role in Bulgarian cultural life in the next years and became an important issue of Bulgarian national self-vision and self-perception.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 53-60
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian