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Srpen 1968 a bulharská literatura
August 1968 and Bulgarian Literature

Author(s): Jakub Mikulecký
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Univerzita Karlova v Praze - Filozofická fakulta, Vydavatelství
Keywords: the Prague Spring 1968; Bulgarian unofficial literature; repression of writers; Bulgarian dissent

Summary/Abstract: This text analyses the portrayal of events which occurred in Czechoslovakia in 1968 in contemporary Bulgarian literature with reference to their varied discursiveness. Apart from the official literary reaction, which was normally conforming to ideological deformation and communist propaganda, the article concentrates predominantly on unofficial literary works — mainly poetry unpublished for political reasons (Valeri Petrov, Binjo Ivanov, Blaga Dimitrovova). The subject of the analysis is also sociocultural impact of the „Czechoslovak contrarevolution“ on the development of the Bulgarian literature after August 1968, as it had to face, due to serious political crisis of the whole Eastern bloc, relatively large repressions, administrative purges, publication bans, theatre production prohibitions and other displays of politically motivated bullying.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 13-24
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Czech