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Бележки за „История на българската литература“ от Тереса Домбек-Виргова
Notes on The History of Bulgarian Literature by Teresa Dąbek-Wirgowa

Author(s): Wojciech Galonzka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: Teresa Dąbek-Wirgowa; Bulgarian literary history; immanence of literary-historical processes

Summary/Abstract: The History of Bulgarian Literature by eminent Polish scholar Teresa Dąbek-Wirgowa appeared at a very in auspicious moment in Eastern European history: in 1980 Slavicists were definitely not preoccupied with literary history. Probably for this reason, the book did not attract sufficient attention either in Poland or in Bulgaria. In addition, it was published within a series intended for a very wide reading public. However, the book is organized around a very interesting conception of national literary development. The author evidently rejected the Bulgarian academic establishment’s dominant conceptions of literary development and opted for an approach reflecting her own perception of literary history. Central to that perception is a belief in the immanence of literary-historical processes. In Dąbek-Wirgowa’s narrative, diachronic literary threads are an important element in the synchronous descriptions of individual writers’ outputs as well as in the representations of literary genres or genre systems. Throughout, the author continually reflects on literary-historical processes, thus expressing her view on their immanence.

  • Issue Year: 25/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 358-365
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Bulgarian