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20 popular bulgarian books
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.

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A Ballad for Georg Henig

A Ballad for Georg Henig by Viktor Paskov EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
The poignant story of an elderly, impoverished violin maker, a master craftsman who refuses to trim his values for the modern age, as seen through the eyes of his young prot�g�. A best-seller in Bulgaria, this is one of Paskow's major works.

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A Study of Household Spirits of Eastern Europe by Ronesa Aveela EN

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Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
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Do you love all things paranormal? What you know about the spirit world is about to change as you discover these nine unusual household spirits. Author Ronesa Aveela grew up in Bulgaria, spellbound by her grandmother’s tales of spirits and other creatures that haunted the countryside. Some scary. Some friendly. All fascinating. She shares those and others in this series of studies about Eastern European mythology and folklore—a rich, colorful blend of Christian and pagan tales, customs, and rituals. Many have lost their original significance, but others are still practiced—especially in remote... continue

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Border : A Journey to the Edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova EN

Rating: 4 (3 votes)
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
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

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East of the West : A Country in Stories by Miroslav Penkov EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
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.

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El mundo es grande y la salvación acecha por todas partes by Ilija Trojanow ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
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

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Four Minutes

Four Minutes by Nataliya Deleva EN

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Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
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Giving voice to people living on the periphery in post-communist Bulgaria, Four Minutes centers around Leah, an orphan who suffered daily horrors growing up, and now struggles to integrate into society as a gay woman. She confronts her trauma by trying to volunteer at the orphanage, and to adopt a young girl--a choice that is frustrated over and over by bureaucracy and the pervasive stigma against gay women. In addition to Leah's narrative, the novel contains nine other standalone character studies of other frequently ignored voices. These sections are each meant to be read in approximately fo... continue
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Geography for the lost by Kapka kassabova EN

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Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
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.

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La estratagema by Léa Cohen ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
Description:
"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

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Las tempestálidas by Georgi Gospodinov ES

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Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
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En su nueva obra, ganadora del Premio Strega, el autor de «Física de la tristeza» dibuja una reveladora distopía sobre la memoria y la identidad europeas. El enigmático flâneur conocido como Gaustín inaugura en Zúrich una clínica para enfermos de alzhéimer. Sus instalaciones reproducen las distintas décadas del siglo XX al detalle, lo que permite a los pacientes regresar al escenario de sus años de plenitud. Pronto, un número creciente de ciudadanos perfectamente sanos solicita ingresar en la clínic... continue

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Natural Novel by Georgi Gospodinov EN

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Country: Europe / Bulgaria flag Bulgaria
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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


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