Receptacles of the Foreign: Aspects of Intertextuality and Ontological Self-Reflexivity in Two Contemporary Bulgarian Novels” ("Elenite" by Svetlozar Igov and "The Glass River" by Emil Andreev).- Comparative Critical Studies, 2012, 9.2 Xenographies, pp.181-196. Print ISSN 1744-1854. eISSN 1750-0109.
Edinburgh University Press, UK. Edited by Glyn Hambrook, Benjamin Colbert and Pedro Javier Pardo Garcia. UK. [Инд./Реф. в: WEB OF SCIENCE /JCR] https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/ccs.2012.0051
The present essay is motivated by the problematics of otherness, specifically, ‘the foreign’. It will analyze the representation of ‘foreignness’ in two contemporary Bulgarian novels, Elenite by Svetlozar Igov and The Glass River by Emil Andreev ,each of which represent respectively two trends of development of the Bulgarian novel in the post-totalitarian period. The firsttrend, to which Elenite belongs, comprises “classically” postmodern novels that explore the situation of Bulgaria and foreignness. The second, of which The Glass River is an example, explores Bulgarian identity and roots through encounters between the national and the foreign.
intertextuality, Camus, "national"-"foreign", "self"-"other", self-referentiality, Andreev, Igov