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Литература за деца и „жесток реализъм” – между морала и природата
Children’s Literature and “Cruel Realism” – Between Morality and Nature

Author(s): Plamen Antov
Subject(s): Studies of Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Emilian Stanev; animalistic literature for children; “cruel realism”; natural a-moralism – moral/education

Summary/Abstract: As the title indicates, the article deals with the complex relationship between the specific method of so-called “cruel realism” (St. Karolev) in children’s animalistic literature of Emilian Stanev (1907–1979) and the specific moral/educational element that is presumably expected from children’s literature, in which the a-moral cruelty of nature must be mitigated. – On the way are proposed an intergenre division in two of Stanev’s animalistic in general with a view to a radically different ‘human–animal’ relationship. – The article also has its small factual contributions: for the first time, it draws attention to some of the writer’s long considered and worked but unrealized children’s works.

  • Issue Year: 62/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 85-100
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian