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От коша на Парнас. Жестовете на едно литературно приятелство
From the bin of Parnassus. Gestures of a literary friendship

Author(s): Lyudmila Malinova-Dimitrova
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Lora Karavelova; Petko Yu. Todorov

Summary/Abstract: The text traces a not-much-known literary friendship between Lora Karavelova and Petko Yu. Todorov, after Todorov returned from Germany in 1905 and before Lora bound her life with the poet Peyo Yavorov some years later. The fact is that being able to communicate with some of the most respected names in Bulgarian culture, it was Todorov that Lora preferred to share her creative experiences and plans with. She was in a creative upswing after her first publication in the journal Thought, thanked him and wished to share with someone who understood her and who she had confidence in. Lora relied not only on the undisputed literary reputation of her friend, but was also excited by his patience, tolerance and his intimate dedication to everything. Their inherent spiritual aristocracy connected them in a special way too. The literary value of Lora's works is not very high, but she deliberately experimented in various genres. Todorov's editorial intervention in her texts shows his professionalism and desire to preserve the original intent of the author. The article raises questions about the state of Lora Karavelova’s literary heritage.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 87-99
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian