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Царкиня в градината: кое е общото между Димчо Дебелянов и Езра Паунд
Princess in the Garden: Whatever Is Shared between Dimcho Debelyanov and Ezra Pound

Author(s): Angel Igov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Philology, Translation Studies
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: epigraph; intertextuality; interpretation; paratext; symbolism; modernism

Summary/Abstract: Bulgarian poet Dimcho Debelyanov and renowned modernist Ezra Pound independently used an epigraph from a common literary source in a poem by French symbolist Albert Samain. The paper discusses this coincidence with regard to two basic functions of epigraph as paratext: to broaden the interpretation of the quoting work, and to perform rhetorical gestures. Through an epigraph-focused interpretation of both works, the paper outlines the capacity of literary epigraphs to produce complex intertextual links, exhibiting valence both inward, i.e. within the own text, and outward, reaching to other texts and the broad field of intertextuality.

  • Issue Year: 62/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 56-69
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian