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More thoughts on the issue of the novel

Author(s): Simeon Hadjikossev
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: theory of the novel; Michail Bachtin

Summary/Abstract: In Bulgarian literary science the theory of the novel is a total blank. The author of this article, in general, shares the opinions of Michail Bachtin and his Bulgarian follower Bogdan Bogdanov. He approves of Bachtin’s statement that the novel has been a unique genre still in statu nascendi since ancient times. It is probable that the beginning of the novel is connected with the writings of Xenofontes (5th century BC). The author supposes the papyrus fragments with the story of Sinuhe the Egyptian (about 20th century BC) could be examined as the prototype of the later Hellenistic logoi (novels, 2-5 century BC.). If proved, this hypothesis can refute the traditional scheme of the successio of the literary types: epos – lyra – drama.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 5-25
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian