• Demetra Duleva: I come back to leave again

      Demetra Duleva: I come back to leave again

      Leaving Bulgaria is not just a desire to get out of poverty and earn more money. It is something much more fundamental, which is obviously so significant that most of the emigrants are willing to pay a very high price to have it, Demetra Duleva says in an interview to EUROPOST.

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    • US author Joyce Carol Oates wins France's richest book prize

      US author Joyce Carol Oates wins France's richest book prize

      US writer Joyce Carol Oates, so often a bridesmaid for the Nobel literature prize, won France's richest books prize Monday. The Cino del Duca World Prize, which is worth 200,000 euros ($218,000), is often seen as a stepping stone to the Nobel, with Andrei Sakharov, Mario Vargas Llosa and the French novelist Patrick Modiano all winning it before going on to Nobel glory.

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    • Between a verdict and hope

      Between a verdict and hope

      Multiple sclerosis (MS) is among the least known illnesses. Most specialists consider it unpredictable, changeable and generally incurable. And what is even more fearsome – it attacks mainly active people in their 20s and 30s.

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    • Vladimir Zarev: A good book makes our life more beautiful

      Vladimir Zarev: A good book makes our life more beautiful

      To get immersed in an alien world and make friends with it, to experience the deep emotions, suffering, the hopes and dreams of other people, to become absorbed by the beauty and greatness of the Word, is a spiritual adventure and delight for the soul which at least to a certain extent saves us from this compulsory isolation and the surging fears, says writer Vladimir Zarev in an interview to Monitor.

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    • Fiction of the plague

      Fiction of the plague

      Books reflect reality. Sometimes they even predict future reality. In times of uncertainty literature provides not only escape and companionship, but serves as a consolation and a guide. There were many plagues and pandemics during the centuries, and some of them have served as an inspiration to writers either to describe in an art manner the interaction between disease and humans, or to lay down a possible future on paper. But all of them certainly show that the human kind has passed through this before and has survived.

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    • Bulgarian poetess wins high award in Paris

      Bulgarian poetess wins high award in Paris

      Bulgarian poetess Aksinia Mihaylova won France's prestigious national award for poetry Prix Max Jacob 2020. She received the prize for her collection of poems Le baiser du temps (The Kiss of Time). “At last, good news comes in these sad and insecure days,” Mihaylova wrote on Facebook and added that the awarding ceremony which had to take place in the Centre National du Livre was cancelled due to the declared state of emergency and quarantine imposed because of the coronavirus.  

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    • Boiko Lambovski: Poetry is a virtuosic play with words

      Boiko Lambovski: Poetry is a virtuosic play with words

      They say that poets are prophets. At the onset of 2020 we are talking with poet Boiko Lambovski about the future and the chances for restoring the wholeness of the world. Whether poetry is sometimes more real than the reality in which we are living? And if poetry is not an escape, could then our eternal quests be the way out? Poetry is a part of the literary history and of civilisation, but it is also part of our inner yearning, says Bulgarian poet Boiko Lambovski in an interview to ArtSofia.bg.

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