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Bulgarian Women Writers and the Resistance of the Literary Canon

Bulgarian Women Writers and the Resistance of the Literary Canon Bulgarian Women Writers and the Resistance of the Literary Canon Review Essay by Valentina Mitkova Albena Vacheva, V periferiata na kanona. Bulgarskite pisatelki prez purvata polovina na 20 vek (In the periphery of the canon. Bulgarian women writers in the fi rst half of the twen- tieth century), Sofi a: Prosveta, 2014, 372 pp., 17.00 BGN (pb), ISBN 978-9-54012-831-3. Milena Kirova, ed., Neslucheniat kanon: Bulgarski pisatelki ot 1944 godina do nashi dni (The canon that did not happen: Bulgarian writers from 1944 to the present day), Sofi a: Al- tera, 2014, 512 pp., 18.00 BGN (pb), ISBN 978-9-54975-792-7. Treating female authorship as secondary, unrepresentative, placing it in a hierarchical subordination to male writing and, hence, positioning it in the periphery of the Bul- garian literary and historical scene, is a specifi c strategy of thinking and perception, able to transcend concrete time and cultural reality. This has been proved by the sus- tained andro-centric nature of the Bulgarian literary canon or by the list of the Bulgar- ian authors honored and reaffi rmed as national cultural standards by institutions and educational policy. The absence of women writers in the compendium of Bulgarian lit- erary works interpreted as representative in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aspasia Berghahn Books

Bulgarian Women Writers and the Resistance of the Literary Canon

Aspasia , Volume 9 (1): 5 – Mar 1, 2015

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1933-2882
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1933-2890
DOI
10.3167/asp.2015.090110
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Bulgarian Women Writers and the Resistance of the Literary Canon Review Essay by Valentina Mitkova Albena Vacheva, V periferiata na kanona. Bulgarskite pisatelki prez purvata polovina na 20 vek (In the periphery of the canon. Bulgarian women writers in the fi rst half of the twen- tieth century), Sofi a: Prosveta, 2014, 372 pp., 17.00 BGN (pb), ISBN 978-9-54012-831-3. Milena Kirova, ed., Neslucheniat kanon: Bulgarski pisatelki ot 1944 godina do nashi dni (The canon that did not happen: Bulgarian writers from 1944 to the present day), Sofi a: Al- tera, 2014, 512 pp., 18.00 BGN (pb), ISBN 978-9-54975-792-7. Treating female authorship as secondary, unrepresentative, placing it in a hierarchical subordination to male writing and, hence, positioning it in the periphery of the Bul- garian literary and historical scene, is a specifi c strategy of thinking and perception, able to transcend concrete time and cultural reality. This has been proved by the sus- tained andro-centric nature of the Bulgarian literary canon or by the list of the Bulgar- ian authors honored and reaffi rmed as national cultural standards by institutions and educational policy. The absence of women writers in the compendium of Bulgarian lit- erary works interpreted as representative in

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Published: Mar 1, 2015

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