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The truth potion

The Motive of the Double-life in the Novel “The Indifferent” by Tsvetan Marangozov between the Literary Reconstruction, Biographic Evidence and Unclassified Files

Author(s): Maya Gorcheva
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Political history
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Zvetan Marangozov; unclassified files of Bulgarian writers; “The Indifferent”; “The Mushroom”; “The Smile of Fear”

Summary/Abstract: The theme of a double life, characteristic of the writing of Bulgarian emigrants, has gained a hypertextual and especially existential meaning after the disclosure of the writer as an agent of the services. He is simultaneously a witness and a discloser in his works: the ordeals of signing the declaration of secrecy are retold in both editions of the novel “The Indifferent”; it spurs to the ruthless self-disclosure in the dramas “The Mushroom” and “The Smile of Fear”. The research traces the relationship between the textual evidence in both editions of the novel as well as the memory of the double existence of the author in order to outline the significance of literary evidence as the most truthful memory of the “cluelessness” of time.

  • Issue Year: 61/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 36-57
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Bulgarian