THE ROMANTIC DIALOGUE WITH THE BIBLE IN ANTON STRASHIMIROV’S POEM “SONG OF SONGS” PUBLISHEDVelislava Doneva
With his undoubtedly restless and inquisitive creativity, in the first decade of the twentieth century, Anton Strashimirov turned to the modern European drama, eagerly expecting the new century, and with it - the new man. He created dramas full of symbolism, most of which remain only as marginal texts for the Bulgarian reader. In some of them aspiration for interpretation of Biblical topics and motifs is revealed. A dialogue with the Bible can be traced in other dramatic works of his, outside the context of symbolism. One of them is the romantic “Song of Songs” (1910). Strashimirov is one of the Bulgarian authors, who chooses consciously, as an artist, and not sporadically, as a dilettante, the creative realization of biblical and mythological constructs for the Bulgarian drama.
romanticism; the Bible; dramatic sketch; poetic imagery