• Bulgarian writer Alek Popov: Balkan vitality is the reason for us to still exist

      Bulgarian writer Alek Popov: Balkan vitality is the reason for us to still exist

      One of the most valuable traits of the Bulgarian national character, as far as such exists, is the ability to live along with the absurdity and to accept the paradoxes of human nature. This is not somethings that came out of good times. The logic of life is stronger than the logic of moral convictions, and survival has always been a priority for the Bulgarians, says writer Alek Popov in an interview to George Dimitrov.

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    • Milan Kundera donates his archive to his native town

      Milan Kundera donates his archive to his native town

      Milan Kundera, the author of “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and many other acclaimed novels, will donate his private library and archive to a public library in Brno, the city where he was born and spent his childhood, news wires reported. The entire collection will be transported from Kundera’s apartment in Paris to the Moravian Library in Brno in the fall.

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    • 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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