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Смъртта на Ангел Кънчев и раждането на Захарий Стоянов
The Death of Angel Kanchev and the Birth of Zakharii Stoyanov

Author(s): Strashimir Tsanov
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - БАН
Keywords: Zakharii Stoyanov; Angel Kanchev;

Summary/Abstract: The article examines a key episode from “Notes on Bulgarian Uprisings” by Zakharii Stoyanov – the suicide of Angel Kanchev, which serves as initiation of the narrator-protagonist. The author analyzes the dialogue between national ideology and Christian religion in the book and presents it as a kind of citation-identification. For Z. Stoyanov the revival patriotic discourse, while incorporating certain elements of the Christian religious system, corresponds with its general significance. The exceptional prestige of the religious and national-ideological systems during the Bulgarian Revival determines the specificity of their relationship as one of mutual identification. The powerful significance of Christian values for the axiological appropriation of patriotic ideas does not allow Christian motives and symbols to be merely quoted; they serve as communion in both life and literature. The ideologized man of the national revival period is not trying to instrumentalize the archetypes – he wants to identify and merge with them.

  • Issue Year: 2001
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 99-105
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Bulgarian