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Георги Гачев: От „закъсняло-ускорено развитие“ към националните образи на света
Georgi Gachev: From ‘Accelerated Development’ to ‘National Images of the World’

Author(s): Nikolay Aretov
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, History of ideas, Political history, Bulgarian Literature, Russian Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Georgi Gachev; Accelerated Development; National Images of the World

Summary/Abstract: This paper focuses on two key notions in the oeuvre of Georgi Gachev, presented in a broader context – ‘accelerated development’ and ‘national image of the world’, on the evolution in Gachev’s thinking, that reveal high self-confidence and could even be labeled as “colonialist’s”. These two ideas are interconnected, but there is also some tension between them. The accelerated development presuppose evolution towards a universal construction (modern European literature); national images, on the contrary, problematize the universal in behalf of the local, national, that is seen as primordial and has its constant (if not eternal) invariant.

  • Issue Year: 62/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 34-47
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian