This edition introduces the reader to European comparative literature. In the five chapters of the book, we read about mytho-criticism, literary history, the theory of narration in the text of the novel, the commonality between literature and music, the psychological novel. The examples of more than 20 fiction writers are taken from European literatures in their modern development, mainly in the 19th and 20th centuries until today. Bulgarian writers are seen in a new environment, through comparisons with French, Romanian, German, Greek novelists.
The merit of the book is the plotting of the literary-historical narratives, the manifestations of humor, the emphasis on narrative techniques, as well as the examination of literature through its connections with science, music, and visual arts. In short, we have a modern book that puts Bulgarian on an equal footing with other literatures.
Prof. Amelia Licheva
The parallel readings and the clear and precise Bulgarian language, the rich erudition of the author, the convincing and interesting conclusions give me full reason to warmly recommend Rumyana L. Stancheva's book.
Prof. Dina Mancheva