The Double Mirror:
the Orient and the Occident from the standpoint of Balkan Inbetweenness
The text will be dealing with the Revival strategies of double differentiation with regard to the Occident and the Orient in constructing a modern regional and national cultural identity of in-betweeenness based on the adoption of the notion of moderateness. The early work of Ivan Vazov is to be reconsidered as a strategic geo-political reformulation of the adapted Romantic symbol putting together nature and culture. Thus the self-projection of the region as (the last) “natural culture” has been confirmed and developed by the high nation-state cultures.