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Literary roundup: Gottfried Benn, Bulgarian fiction and Havel

In The New Republic, Adam Thirlwell reviews Michael Hoffmann’s translation of a collection of Gottfried Benn’s poetry entitled Impromptus: Selected Poems and looks at the obscurity that Benn has fallen into due to his Nazi past. It’s a fascinating article, both for grappling with the moral issues that the reputations of these “disgraced” writers bring […]

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Literary roundup: Russian heavyweights and a Bulgarian brand

If there is one reason to prefer the boxing to the literary world it is that its heavyweight division is determined by a specific number of pounds (minimum 200, or 90.7 kg.) whereas there are no clear indicators for how heavy a writer has to be to be referred to as a heavyweight. This became […]

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Literary roundup: New Bulgarian fiction and a day of Kafka

In conjunction with the publication of Nine Rabbits by Bulgarian writer Virginia Zaharieva, Istros Books is holding a couple of events in London. On September 20 you can listen to the author in conversation with her translator Angela Rodel while the next evening the pair will be joined by Istros publisher Susan Curtis-Kojakovic and Milena […]

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Absinthe: Spotlight on Bulgaria

The all-Bulgarian issue of Absinthe will be published in early May. The issue (#17) features writing by Georgi Gospodinov, Milen Ruskov, Emilia Dvoryanova, Vladislav Todorov, Krassimir Damianov, Kristin Dimitrova, Virginia Zaharieva, Vladimir Zarev, Yanitza Radeva, Ivan Dimitrov, Theodora Dimova, Zdravka Evtimova, Dimiter Kenarov, Maria Doneva, Niki Boikov and Stefan Ivanov. There will also be an eight page portfolio of […]

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