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Любен Каравелов и „чуждите“ жени: Казусът Жаба Крекетуша/ Екатерина Ценович
Luben Karavelov and the foreign woman: The case of Ekaterina Tsenovich

Author(s): Nikolay Aretov
Subject(s): Cultural history, History of ideas, Political history, Bulgarian Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Bulgarian literature; matrimonial rules; Luben Karavelov

Summary/Abstract: Every community has its matrimonial rules describing some marriages as permitted, desirable, intolerable or forbidden. These rules have to do with the definition of the ‘own’ an ‘alien’ and with the inner differentiation of the ‘own’ and their basis is the question what is beneficial for the community. The paper deals with one particular case in Bulgarian literature from the 19th century – the complicated attitude of the distinguished writer and ideologist towards the Tsenovich family. Dimitar Tsenovich married to a Serbian widow just like Karavelov. In the beginning, Karavelov was in perfect relations with the family of his compatriot and friend. Then he started to present both Ekaterina and Dimitar in a negative light. The paper offers some observations on the image of love and marriage in Karavelov’s fiction and autobiographical text.

  • Issue Year: 61/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 65-77
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian