The earliest prose written by Bulgarian Women. Two forgotten names: Ekaterina Karavelova and Vela Blagoeva Cover Image
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Най-ранната проза, създадена от жени в българската литература. Забравеният принос на Екатерина Каравелова и Вела Благоева
The earliest prose written by Bulgarian Women. Two forgotten names: Ekaterina Karavelova and Vela Blagoeva

Author(s): Milena Kirova
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Gender history, Bulgarian Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Bulgarian literature; prose writing; women writers; Ekaterina Karavelova; Vela Blagoeva

Summary/Abstract: The article pursues the first three decades following the National Liberation (1878) in order to discover the beginnings of women’s prose writing in Bulgarian literature. By means of bibliometric statistics, it challenges the myth that poetry has always been the stronger and the better side of Bulgarian women’s writing. A number of names appear on the surface. Ekaterina Karavelova was the first ever Bulgarian woman who wrote political pamphlets in a very early time (mid-80’s of the 19th). Vela Blagoeva was not only a feminist-oriented activist of the socialist movement but a prolific prose writer as well. The article pays close attention to their works and makes visible their contribution to the history of Bulgarian literature.

  • Issue Year: 62/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 20-33
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian