Travel the world without leaving your chair.
The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world.
All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Bulgaria.
Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.
Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria, from where she emigrated as a girl twenty-five years previously, to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies
Collects stories inspired by the author's native Bulgaria, including the tales of a grandson who tries to buy Lenin's corpse on eBay for his grandfather and a boy who meets a cousin every five years on the river that divides their village.
Ilija Trojanow, que es búlgaro pero escribe en alemán, es todavía para nuestros lectores un completo desconocido, aunque, sin duda, pronto los fascinará como lo hizo ya en Alemania y allí donde ha sido traducido. Pese a su juventud, su vida es casi tan prolija y azarosa como el título de su primera novela, El mundo es grande y la salvación acecha por todas partes, y su irrupción en la literatura alemana fue tan sorprendente como las historias que en ella aparecen. Pocos narradores contemporáneos en lengua alemana muestran semejante... continue
Kapka Kassabova is a young Bulgarian émigré poet who writes in English but with a European imagination. Her well-travelled poems speak from different parts of the world and different moments of history, but they always speak of the many ways to be lost and disoriented: in a place, in the past, in fear, in love, in the very quickness of life. The voices speaking here - from a Roman housewife to a Chinese bar-owner in Berlin or an Argentine DJ - are the voices of the heart-sick, the culturally jet-lagged, people from photographs, the "tenants" of lives, cities and destinies. This is what we all ... continue
"R?stica con solapas La ca?da del Tel?n de Acero cambiar? muchas cosas en Bulgaria, saldr?n a la luz secretos ocultos durante d?cadas, y los exiliados podr?n regresar a su pa?s y reencontrarse con aquellos de quienes se vieron obligados a separarse. Uno de esos reencuentros lleva a Eva Mar?nova, una periodista de Sof?a, a viajar a Nueva York siguiendo la pista de su pasado. All? ir? desentra?ando la historia de cuatro familias b?lgaras cuyo destino qued? truncado por las leyes antisemitas del zar Bor?s III y por el r?gimen autoritario que se impuso tras la segunda guerra mundial. En los a?os t... continue
Resembling the complex and fragmented way a fly's eye works, Natural Novel contains a myriad of storylines, reflections, and digressions, including a history of toilets and the graffiti found there, a meditation on the relationship between bees and language, and an attempt to write a book using only verbs. Incredibly funny at times, this novel is driven by the narrator's need to come to terms with his dissolving marriage and his wife's infidelity with their close friend. Gospodinov's first novel is both broad in scope and intensely personal, illustrating the impossibility of presenting life tr... continue
Un editor recibe, como tantas veces, un sobre con material para ser publicado, aunque sin los datos del remitente; luego de diferir su lectura un tiempo, cuando finalmente la lee se queda admirado e inicia la búsqueda de su autor misterioso. Se puede adelantar que el buscado es un tal Georgi (o Gueorgui) Gospodinov.
En el camino habrá una silla mecedora, un divorcio, amagues de escribir una novela con los comienzos de novelas clásicas, y muchas plantas, como en una Historia natural del siglo XIX.
Y en el centro una novela escrita de manera natural, incluyendo cuotas de h... continue
"A young Bulgarian immigrant returns to the country of his birth in search of his grandfather, who suddenly and unexpectedly cut all contact with the family three years ago. The trail leads him to a village on the border with Turkey, a stone's throw away from Greece, high up in the Strandja Mountains--a place of pagan mysteries and black storks nesting in giant oaks; a place where every spring, possessed by Christian saints, men and women dance barefoot across live coals in search of rebirth. Here in the mountains, he gets drawn by his grandfather into a maze of half-truths"--Amazon.com.
A stunning fictionalized account of the infamous life of british colonial officer and translator sir richard francis burton A nineteenth-century British colonial officer with a rare ability to assim-ilate into indigenous cultures, Sir Richard Francis Burton was an obses-sive traveler whose journeys took him from England to British India, Arabia, and on a quest for the source of the Nile River in Africa. He learned more than twenty languages, translated The Arabian Nights and the Kama Sutra, and took part in the pilgrimage to Mecca, in addition to writing several travel books. This elegant nove... continue
Shortlisted for prizes around the world, Georgi Gospodinov's thrilling new novel is about physics, myths, and the power of stories.