The emotions in the poetry of the Bulgarian National Revival: Implicated and explicated publicity

Anna Alexieva.

The paper is focused on the presentation of emotions in the poetry from the period of the Bulgarian National Revival and refers to two kinds of publicity as heuristic concepts - explicated and implicated one.
The first type can be found in poems, published in periodicals or in books, and represents the "authority-correct" emotions without mentioning of any aspiration for political change and emancipation from Ottoman dominion.

The second type marks "the secret one", the hidden for uninitiated people and for authority. This rhetorical strategy is applied mainly in the press sources, issued by emigre or in unpublished, manuscript texts. The emotions, brought forth by the implicated publicity, are in close relation to the memory of "the glorious past", "the ruined cultural heritage", "the insufferable yoke" and the image of the other, viewed as an enemy. This emotional type can be considered as a basis, bearing the desire for rebellion - the main point of the national movements being set up in the poets' actual present.

The problem of tracing the process of gradual narrowing of the emotional range in the 60-70's is also concerned in the analysis. As a result of the influence of the nationalist's ideology and its construction, emotions, generated by second type of publicity are more and more accepted, viewed as proper ones.

Tags: Workshop 2009