On the Wanderer - Weirdo in Poems (1901, 1904) by P. K. Yavorov Cover Image

За скитника чудак в “Стихотворения” (1901, 1904 г.) на Пейо Яворов
On the Wanderer - Weirdo in Poems (1901, 1904) by P. K. Yavorov

Author(s): Sava Sivriev
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature
Published by: Шуменски университет »Епископ Константин Преславски«
Keywords: weirdo; axiology; modern times; Bulgarian poetry; P. K. Yavorov; emotional; spiritual; mental; drama; meaning

Summary/Abstract: In his famous preface to P. K. Yavorov Poems (1904) Pencho Slaveykov wrote that the wander’s lyrical character in emotional, spiritual and mental spaces portrayed in the poetry book as weirdo is a central character of Yavorov‘s early lyrics. In medieval Bulgaria man is self-consciously finding himself as wanderer and alien to the surrounding world. His home, which he lost, is in the afterlife and within Jesus Christ. During the Bulgarian National Awakening the concept is that home is built-in here - in one’s own land where the native rivers, valleys, and mountains are, where one’s generic space - mother, father, and brothers are. Leaving is a concept of pain and suffering. The wanderer in a stranger and in distant lands he is a martyr.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 127-136
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Bulgarian