A History of the Bulgarian Literature in the Period of National Revival. Second revised edition. In Bulgarian


Table of cotents

About the “Histories” of literature and this “History” in particular

General issues

The literature in the period of National revival  division into periods

A brief review of the state of literary life in the 16th18th century

Tardiness of the Renaissance process in our country

The National revival and its international context

Alternatives for the civilizer's model

Similarities and differences from the West-Europeans

Renaissance and Enlightenment. Literary influences

National-specific aspects of the revival

Changes in the collective sensitivity

Building-up of adequate social milieu

Personal evolution and general aesthetic development

Mythology and the National revival.

Typology and adaptivity

Political myths (“Ilirik”, “Elada”, “Piemont”, ”Grandpa Ivan”)

Mythologems of the “applied” type (“The Highwayman Who Became a Monk”, “The LameTeacher”, “Dionisii, the Cossack”...)

 II. Towards national awakening

Paisii Hilendarski

National-specific, fictional and publicist aspects of “A History of the Slav-Bulgarians”

Levels of compatibility with other texts

Movement towards an elaboration of chronicle writing

A look into the past

Christo Zhefarovich. “Stematography...”

Spiridon Gabrovski. “A History in Brief...”

Atanas Neskovich. “A History of the Slav-Bulgarian People”

 III. Towards a cultural and educational advancement

Sophronh Vrachanski. The essence of his work and its historic significance.

“Nedelnik (Collection of holiday sermons)”

A collection of “Short Stories and Reflections”

“The Life and Martyrdom...”

The “Sophronians” in the period of National Revival: loakim Kurchovski, Kiril Peichinovich and others

The experience of others and levels of its adaptivity

Dr. Nikola Pikolo

Dr. Peter Beron

The enlighteners and the transition towards adequate aesthetic thinking

Konstantin Ognianovich

Christodul Sichan-Nikolov

Ivan Bogorov

lordan Kostadinov-Ginot

Theses on the nature of the literature of the enlightenment

The original publicist forms

Approaches to verse

The book of collections as a literary form; aesthetic potential of prepersonalism

The first stage of narrative thinking

Paratexlual aspects of expression and dialogue with the reader

 IV. Towards aesthetic thoroughness and genre syntheses of literature in the period between the 40s80s

Aspects of the cultural situation.

Folklore and personal poetry, the manuscripts of song collections as a form of literary life

Aesthetic awareness and mythology. Myths of the poeticized patriotic idea (“Mother Bulgaria”, “The Lion of the Balkans”, The one who will live... eternally in the Balkan”)

Departing points for personal sanctification (Levski, Botev...)

Anonymity and authorship  the status of the creator

Periodicals and fiction

The nature and development of poetry as a form of art

Naiden Gerov

Dobri Chintulov

Petko Slaveikov

Directions and type of presence in the literary process

Intimate and political verse

“The Spring of Belonogata (the White-legged)”  the folklore basis and the author's viewpoint

Slaveikov's prose

Georgi Rakovski

The experience of others and levels of its adaptivity

Grigor Purlichev

Dimitar Veliksin

Raiko Zhinzifov

Approaches to drama

The “phenomenon” Dobri Voinikov

“Ivanko” by V. Drumev

“Hadgi Dimitar lassenov” by L. Karavelov

Dramaturgic renditions of prose writings

The fiction of the 60s and 70s  the second stage of narrative writing

Vassil Drumev

“The Unhappy Family”, prose as a form of art

“Student and Benefactors”  genre and style

Ilia Blaskov (“Lost Stanka”, “Miserable Kruslinka”)

Ljuben Karavelov

Karavelov's prose at the beginning of the 60s

Variations of the short story  from “Voivoda” (Chieftain) to “Crying Crocodile tears on someone else's grave”. The poetics of composition

 The problems of the genre

Characters and aesthetic representation of the national style of living...

Towards exhaustive representation of everyday and social life

“Bulgarians of old Times”, “Mummy's Boy”

“The alien” and the social meaning of generalizations (“Is Fate To Blame “Hadgi Nicho”, “An Exceptional Patriot”)

The beginnings of the historical novel: The trilogy “Reveng”, “After the revenge”, “This is the end”

Christo Botev


The romantic vein  an analogue of the optimism of the National Revival (“At Parting”, ”Haidouks”, “Elopement”)

Personal and biblical verse  analogies and points of divergence (“Elegy”, “Struggle”, “My Prayer”, “Vassil Levski's Hanging”)

“Songs and Verses by Botev and Stambolov”  the nature and role of this collections in the poetry of the 70s


From article-writing to the philosophy of everyday life (“Examples of Turkish Justice”, “The People Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, “Petrushan”)...

The Bible and Botev's publicist writings


The literature of the national revival

“Missing texts”  reconstruct status, and volume from a receptive point of view

The problem of completeness/incompleteness of a work of fiction

Historiography of the literature of the National revival

Formation and status of literary criticism in the period of National revival

Stages and methods of historical and literary thinking

Suggestions for further reading


Publisher Abagar
Language Bulgarian
Pages 616
Binding paperback
ISBN 978-9-54427-963-9
Creation date 2012
Size 16 х 24 cm

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