The novels of Dimitar Dimov: Philosophical and psychological reading
Романите на Димитър Димов. Философско-психологически прочит
Category: Bulgarian Literature after the Liberation
The aim of this monograph is to expand and deepen the philosophical-psychological aspects in the interpretation of Dimitar Dimov's novels from the perspective of psychoanalysis, depth psychology and existentialism. On the one hand, the book situates the author's work within and outside the canon of Bulgarian literature and explores the opposition between native and foreign in his novels, adopting the metaphor "inward to the foreign" as a receptive strategy. On the other hand, the study is devoted to the psychologism in Dimov's work, read through the archetypes of the collective unconscious. Here the reader will find detailed analyzes of the archetypal in the chronotopes and in the images of Dimov's three published novels, as well as in his unfinished "Untitled Novel". The last part examines the bias of the writer towards the borderline situations of existence that are decisive for the philosophy of existentialism, such as consciousness and (self) awareness of the individual, alienation, love, death, loss of meaning.
|16 x 24 cm