Literature


    • 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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    • Garrard Conley: My book is very grey

      Garrard Conley: My book is very grey

      Boy Erased gave me a convenient metaphor to talk about sexuality and religion because so much of what was happening to me was a kind of erasure - to say “You don't exist as a gay man, you can't be a gay man because gay people don't exist.”, says Garrard Conley in an interview to Eropost.

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    • European writers awarded Nobel in literature

      European writers awarded Nobel in literature

      After a gap of one year the Literature Nobel returned on the stage last Thursday with Poland's Olga Tokarczuk and Austria's Peter Handke awarded the 2018 and 2019 prizes respectively, news wires reported. Two Nobels were awarded this year after last yearчs prize was postponed over a scandal. Since then, the Nobel organisation has appointed new members and reformed some of its rules after a rare intervention by its royal patron, the king of Sweden.

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    • Nadezhda Dineva: We must trust in ourselves

      Nadezhda Dineva: We must trust in ourselves

      The Order of Scorpions is a novel which makes you delve into the unknown, there are many though-provoking moments that take your fancy and many puzzles to which the reader has to find a clue. It may so happen that they will change your life forever, young writer Nadezhda Dineva says in an interview to Europost.

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