Livia Nistor: Contemporary Bulgarian literature is marked by local-universal contradiction

Livia Nistor (source: Livia Nistor)

Interview with the author of the first Romanian research on contemporary Bulgarian literature: what is observed in the evolution of the Bulgarian novel before and after 1989?

Vladimir Mitev

Doctor Livia Nistor studied Bulgarian at the University of Bucharest, where she graduated in Bulgarian philology in 2008. In 2020 she defended her doctoral thesis “The Bulgarian novel in the postmodern era”, in which she analyzed Bulgarian novels from the 60s to the beginning of the 21st century. She currently works as a language trainer.

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Hristo Boev: “The Different Dobrudja” shows the need for cooperation between Bulgarians and Romanians

Hristo Boev (source. Hristo Boev)

Interview with the translator of Romanian literature and literary critic about his Bulgarian-Romanian study

Vladimir Mitev

Dobrudja divided Bulgarians and Romanians in the first part of the XX century. Can it unite them a century later? The literary critic and translator of Romanian literature Hristo Boev (Ph.D.) published in 2020 a book, called “The Different Dobrudja in the literature between the wars”. He studies how Bulgarians and Romanians saw each other, the literary descriptions of the towns in Southern Dobrudja, the military stories of Yordan Yovkov and George Topârceanu, what the Romanian press wrote about Bulgarians and other issues, which construct the literary and historical Bulgarian-Romanian consciousness. 

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The collection of short stories “After communism” was published in Iran

Books are something sacred for Iranians (photo: Pixabay, CC0)

It presents the new face of the Bulgarian literature

Mohammad Asiabani

This article was published on 13 June 2020 on the site of the Iranian News Agency „Mehr”. 

The compilation of stories „After communism“, written by contemporary Bulgarian writers, was published in Persian language. Its translator is Farid Ghadami.

The Mehr News Agency reports that „After communism“ with Bulgarian short stories, can be bought for 35000 Toumans (5 euro) in the bookshops around the country.

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What does Vaptsarov sound like in Persian?


Nicola Vaptsarov stays on the cover of the persian edition of his poetry book “Motor songs” (photo: Vanya Hinkova)

Farid Ghadami, the Iranian translator of the book of poetry “Motor songs” by Bulgarian poet Nicola Vaptrsarov, met with the public of Ruse at the invitation of the International Elias Canetti Society. Ghadami is in Bulgaria to establish connections with Bulgarian writers and translate a number of their works into the language of Jalaleddin Rumi and Omar Khayyam

Vladimir Mitev

This article was published on 17 August 2019 on the English section of the site “The Barricade”.
The poetry book “Motor songs” by Nicola Vaptsarov is already available in Iran in Persian. News of the translation was announced at the Austrian Library in Ruse with its translator, Farid Ghadami, in attendance. Ghadami is in Bulgaria on a residency to translate Bulgarian literature; the residency was awarded by The Next Page Foundation (in the House for Literature and Translation – Sofia with the support of the State Cultural Institute). The Iranian came to Ruse on an invitation by the International Elias Canetti Society, which hosts the Austrian Library and encourages cultural and literary links between Bulgaria and the world.

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