5 article(s) translated from Bulgarian

Old Proud Mountain

After every national catastrophe, the intelligentsia always regrets siding with the people. From an article in a liberal newspaper Society achieves harmony only in moments of tragedy, in the face...

What Wolves Dream

The first part of the wolf hunt passes like a dream and reminds her of Don Juan’s lessons in sorcery from Carlos Castaneda’s books. They leave Sofia when it is still dark, in a sleepy...

The Barrister from Bar Doli

She often called at this underworld hangout. The place was a celebrated haunt of gangsters no matter what innocent name it bore. Innocuously named Doli, it was one of a hundred Sofia dives whose...

Just the Two

For V. When the two of them stepped toward the terrace, the Boy cast a nervous glance around: the restaurant was not exactly posh, but still one of those places the Old Man normally avoided. He said...

Gastarbeiter

The year is 1994. A pale intellectual arrives at the Munich train station with a small suitcase and many hopes. This is Germany—blossoming, as orderly as a village home expecting guests, a...