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Утопичните острови на тропиците – възможни и реални
The utopian islands of the tropics – possible and real

Author(s): Maya Gorcheva
Subject(s): Philosophy, Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, History of Philosophy, French Literature, Early Modern Philosophy, British Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: islands; Tahiti; utopia; possible world

Summary/Abstract: In the European cultural tradition, the image of the islands brings together the geographical strangeness with a social utopia. The paper traces its historical alterations, as attested in documentary and literary travel stories, in comparison with Leibniz's thesis of the “best world”.

  • Issue Year: 64/2021
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 63-79
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Bulgarian