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Българският Джеймс Бонд или Господин Никой – няколко криминални сюжета в българската литература
Literary Route “Bulgarian James Bond or Mr. Nobody” – Several Criminal Plots in Bulgarian Literature”

Author(s): Gergina Krasteva, Maria Panova, Ilonka Georgieva
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Education, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature, South Slavic Languages
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: literary route; a detective plot; spy novel; agent

Summary/Abstract: The first lecture of the route tells about one curious story from 1966, which relates to the arrival of the Bulgarian prototype of the popular character of Ian Fleming - James Bond (007). Bulgarian writer and author of spy books from the early era of social realism Andrei Guliashki published a novel titled “Against 007”, to which British publishers of Fleming show interest for film adaptation of the novel. The procedure had started, but... for a number of reasons the idea remained unfulfilled and Bulgarian Bond couldn’t had a chance to experience the epochal clash with his English colleague. The second lecture focuses on the establishment of the genre of criminal and spy books by the writer Bogomil Raynov, who in series of novels created perhaps the most popular Bulgarian character of a spy from the Eastern Bloc - agent Emil Boev. The cult character enjoys a great popularity, almost all novels of B. Raynov from the series were filmed, and the most successful realization turned to be the novel “There is nothing better than the bad weather“.

  • Issue Year: 58/2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 187-200
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian