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Българската палингенеза. Литература и Съединение
Bulgarian Palingenesis. Literature and Unity

Author(s): Plamen Antov
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - БАН
Keywords: Palingenesis; Literature; Vazov; History

Summary/Abstract: The text interprets the “high” national-ideological use of history, which emancipates itself from myth in the parameters of the collective mind. The text makes this on the background of the entire process of imposing the scientific approach to history from Paisiy on. An essential problem of the text is how during the late Bulgarian Revival the national literature produces and exploits the myth of the Bulgarian Golden Age. An attempt for revealing the mechanisms of this process is made. In its ideological center is the producing of the image of the April rebellion from 1876 as the Bulgarian initial cosmogony action and the time of the national liberating fights from the 1870s as the Bulgarian Golden Age insisting on its permanent reproduction. This mechanism is studied through the presence of the historical fact of Unity from 1885 in the “high” national-ideological literature (Ivan Vazov and Zakhari Stoyanov) as an attempt of palingenetical remake

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 5-45
  • Page Count: 41
  • Language: Bulgarian