Piękni bohaterowie Jordana Jowkowa w świetle Bergsonowskiej koncepcji „tyranii wzroku”
Yovkov’s beautiful protagonists in view of Bergson’s „Tyrany of the eye” concept
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The Bulgarian reader first encountered Bergson’s thought in the 1920s. For Bulgarian authors Bergson’s philosophy was astrong impulse to construct new aesthetic criteria. Philosophy of Bergson’s intuition awakened interest in matters of the soul and the instincts, which can be seen clearly in the diabolical works of S. Minkov, Ch. Mutafov and V. Polyanov, in the image of madmen and criminals of G. Raychev, in the beautiful and sinful protagonists of Y. Yovkov. In Yovkov’s artistic concept the sense of sight is seen as adeceptive and destructive power to anyone who trusts it. For a Bulgarian writer the eye is not an idealistic symbol of knowledge, on the contrary — the force of chaos and confusion. The author confirms the paradoxical nature of the sense of sight, which is an indelible combination of fascination and horror. Vision is that which frees and at the same time enslaves, causing in aman two opposing desires: to break out of the state of bad reverie and to endlessly stare at the source of human anxiety.
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