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Balkan History: No Longer European, Not Only Ottoman, and Not Yet National - A Case Study on the Historical Novel
Balkan History: No Longer European, Not Only Ottoman, and Not Yet National - A Case Study on the Historical Novel

Author(s): Albena Hranova
Subject(s): Comparative Study of Literature, Bosnian Literature, Bulgarian Literature, Serbian Literature
Published by: Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS)
Keywords: Ivo Andric;Dimitar Talev;Dobrica Cosic;Nikos Kazandzakis;Anton Donchev;
Summary/Abstract: In the final chapter of Imagining the Balkans (1997), while advancing arguments on the concept of the Balkans as an Ottoman legacy, Maria Todorova writes: “Turning to the Ottoman legacy as perception, it has been and is being shaped by generations of historians, poets, writers, journalists and other intellectuals.” In the Bulgarian edition (1999), Todorova adds a paragraph with names of writers to which she was referring – Ivo Andric, Dimitar Talev, Dobrica Cosic, Nikos Kazandzakis, and Anton Donchev. Especially the Bulgarian figures lead us to the role of the historical novel in shaping this legacy. [...]

  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2007
  • Language: English