Between Humility and Theomachism (Observations of
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Между смирението и богоборчеството (наблюдения върху „Йов" от Илия Волен)
Between Humility and Theomachism (Observations of "Job" by Ilia Volen)

Author(s): Vladimir Ignatov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: Humility; theomachy; attitude towards God and religion; inner state and human psychology.
Summary/Abstract: This article suggests an attempt for analysis of the famous literary work by Ilia Volen. Its aim is the interpretation of the inner state and psychology of the main character – the former priest Nikolay Nazarov, - that is tragically split between humility and theomachy. His own inner contradictions and his relationships with relatives (his wife Johna, their son Stephan) and especially with God are also studied. Stephan’s death appears to be a crucial moment in the development of the plot because it becomes a reason for change of Nazarov’s view about life and radical transformation of his attitude towards the religion.

  • Page Range: 121-130
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Bulgarian