Rethinking the socialist past of Bulgaria in the novels of Elijah Troianov Cover Image

Aufarbeitung der sozialistischen Vergangenheit Bulgariens im Roman von Ilija Trojanow Die Welt ist groß und Rettung lauert überall [Trojanow 1996]
Rethinking the socialist past of Bulgaria in the novels of Elijah Troianov

Author(s): Snezhana Boycheva
Subject(s): Bulgarian Literature, German Literature
Published by: Шуменски университет „Епископ Константин Преславски“
Keywords: collectivism and individualism; ascent in the social hierarchy; homeland and identity

Summary/Abstract: This article thematizes rethinking the recent past of Bulgaria in the literature with the following main points: the world of spirituality as an escape from socialist realism, the friendship between the peoples of Eastern Bloc, class enemy, collectivism and individualism ascent in the social hierarchy, talking and thinking as parallel worlds, respect to the historical past, homeland and identity.