Dr. Natalija Hristova, Assoc. Prof.
University of Sofia
Absract. This article focuses on the resistance of today's children and adolescents to reading and their distressing school experiences with literature. Drawing on Tsvetan Todorov's research, it reveals some of the internal enemies of literary education, namely the dangerous reduction of literature in school to
the instruments of its analysis. This technicist approach results in missing the real point of engaging with literature, and literary education self-destructs in the eyes
of students. In addition to alienating students from reading, this conception of literature fails to address their basic needs, namely to better understand the world and learn to know themselves.
а именно да разбират по-добре света и да се научат да познават себе си.
Keywords: reading; immersion; boredom; literature reduction; formalism