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1935 г. – повествования за Ботев
1935 – Three Narratives, dedicated to Hristo Botev

Author(s): Anna Alexieva
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Ethnohistory
Published by: Институт за литература - БАН
Keywords: Hristo Botev; Interwar period; Prose genre forms; Ideology

Summary/Abstract: The paper is focused on ideological modeling of the image of Hristo Botev, regarded as a national hero, during the Interwar period. Three particular works are analyzed: “The poet rebel: Hristo Botev” by Theodosy Anastasov, “Veneta” by Fany Popova-Mutafova, “Hristo Botev (Historical novel)” by Georgy Savchev. All these texts were published in the same year – 1935, and this fact could be considered as one of the arguments for grouping them together. They could be seen as representative for various prose genre forms. Authors of them demonstrated different attitude towards the established (canonical) historical and literary-historical narrative, both popular and academic, dedicated to Botev. While interpreting them, the paper is aiming at outlining both points of ideological match and tensions between literature and history as disciplinary fields.

  • Issue Year: 61/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 68-91
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Bulgarian