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Socialism: Strategies of Literary Retrospection

Author(s): Inna Peleva
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature, Philology
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: contemporary Bulgarian prose; state socialism; literature and memory
Summary/Abstract: The article examines recent literary texts depicting life in the People’s Republic of Bulgaria. It looks at the difference in the critical evaluation and the aesthetics of several prose works which represent state socialism. The focus of analysis is on the way today’s narratives of the period between 1944 and 1989 “return to” the national literary practices of interpreting the events of the 1920s.