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Студентският алманах "НЛО" – самиздатът като контракултурен акт (1978–1979)
Student Almanac UFO – Samizdat as а Countercultural Act (1978–1979)

Author(s): Jakub Mikulecký
Subject(s): History, Recent History (1900 till today)
Keywords: Almanac UFO; Bulgarian samizdat; unofficial literature; counter-culture; academic underground

Summary/Abstract: The following article focuses on unofficial student almanac UFO which was being published between 1978 and 1979 in Bulgaria. The almanac as an example of self-publishing activity could be an evidence of independent way of thinking among young people under the totalitarian regime. The article refers to certain countercultural paradigm among youth intellectual milieu at the provincial university in Veliko Tarnovo. It describes contents and analyses texts with symptomatic countercultural features which both sides of the Iron Curtain had in common like anti-consumerism and youth revolt against conformism and value system of modern technocratic society.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 23-33
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian