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Българската история и липсващият литературен разказ за нея
Bulgarian History and its Missing Literary Narrative

Author(s): Dora Ivanova
Subject(s): History, Language and Literature Studies, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Local History / Microhistory, Recent History (1900 till today), Bulgarian Literature, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Philology
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: literature;history;postmodernism;

Summary/Abstract: According the famous researcher Boyan Nichev, the typological relief of the Bulgarian novel can be placed on three historic 'summits, 'as it were: the April Uprising, the September Uprising and the Ninth of September. Each of these highest points of historical activity of the masses leads of the rise of the novel. These highest points produce national masterpieces of their time, which have today become classics, but they are part of a long road toward approval in the Bulgarian literary canon. But outside the literary canon remain topics and events that prose does not tackle, and thus they fail to become a peak of our national history for different reasons. These are the focus of my text – an attempt to find “the new big story” of Bulgarian literature looking in Refugees by Vesela Lyahova.

  • Issue Year: 3/2017
  • Issue No: 1 (5)
  • Page Range: 62-71
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian