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Между старата и новата земя
Between the old and the new Land

Author(s): Bistra Gancheva
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Mihalaky Georgiev; Ivan Vasov;

Summary/Abstract: Many works of Bulgarian writers reflect the same person or the same trait in opposing moral value. For instance, in Mihalaky Georgiev’s funny stories a patriarchal character may be presented as respectably positive or may be mercilessly ridiculed. Such examples are plentiful in the literary works of Ivan Vasov as well. In his novel “New land”, the sequel of “Under the Yoke”, some of the original characters have undergone a complete character makeover. The main reason for that is historical. The terms in our national life, often taking turns, bring out our existence in relation to the unknown “new land”, where old characters turn into new people, regardless of what they were in the “old land”. But also within the same “old time” framework emerge unexpected innovations - in patriarchal characters like Sultana Glausheva (“The Bells of Prespa”) for example. The changes in her relations towards her daughter-in-law Nia, sometimes unexplained, force us to search for explanation of secrets insufficiently elucidated in our moral heritage.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 20-31
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian