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“Worlds” by Vladimir Zarev – Excerpt II

March 21, 2012 by · No comments

Vladimir Zarev. Worlds. Sofia: Five Plus, 2006 Translated by Zlatko Anguelov and Elizabeth Frank Continued from: “Worlds”, Excerpt I Photo: drvglvd1 3. [The love encounter between Diana and Samuel takes place in a typical Balkan setting, far away from the world, amidst gunshots, self-aggrandizing talk, madness, and mysticism. It is the plot’s culmination where two […]

Life in Bulgaria

March 20, 2012 by · 1 comment

Lauren Sophie Kearney You may not believe me when I say that I feel more Bulgarian than English. But it’s true, from the moment I set foot in Bulgaria I was instantly drawn to it; as if it was home…the home I had been searching for my entire life. England had never been a place […]

Artist of the Week — Jan Kaláb

March 19, 2012 by · No comments

An Interview with Artist Jan Kaláb by Elena Kapitanova How does it feel to leave a mark in so many different places where you work? I like that feeling of leaving somewhere and knowing that a little part of me stays there. Because as soon as I return, I go to see if my mark […]

Artist of the Week — Stanislava Georgieva

March 5, 2012 by · No comments

An Interview with Bulgarian-born photographer and founder of Bulgarian Artists in America Stanislava Georgieva by Jasmina Tacheva How did you decide to move to America? I won a green card 11 years ago and I’ve been living here for ten years now. At that time I was studying Art History at the Bulgarian National Academy […]

Artist of the Week — Simeon Kondev

February 27, 2012 by · No comments

An Interview with Artist Simeon Kondev by Jasmina Tacheva Could you tell us a little about yourself? You were born in Burgas, Bulgaria, and “raised in various places in the United States”. How did each of these places shape your artistic interests, ideas and style? I immigrated to the United States when I was very […]

Artist of the Week — Nadine

February 20, 2012 by · 1 comment

Violeta Petkova talks with the artist Nadine Translated from the Bulgarian by Maya Mircheva Nadine: “Necessity, this is freedom!” Nadine, tell us why you choose to express yourself through art? You say that you’ve been painting since you were a child. Is this a necessity or a calling? Whoever you are, if you are led […]

Artist of the Week – Elena Stavreva

February 5, 2012 by · 1 comment

An Interview of Violeta Petkova with Elena Stavreva Elena Stavreva: “Oftentimes I end up running ‘miles’ after kids, which becomes my fitness exercise for the day!” What do you think about photography like a different way of life? I would say through photography you learn to see things around in a deeper way. Play of […]

Friday, February 3, 2012

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AnnMarie Rudin Lille, 03-février. 12 I love being a student, which is something I have not said in a very long time. But my classes and my docents (for the most part) impress me so deeply. I learned so much this morning, but I won’t detail everything. I felt so accomplished afterward, and I wish […]

Thursday, February 02, 2012

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AnnMarie Rudin Lille, 02-février. 12 I slept in. Overslept is most likely the more precise word to use, for I unintentionally slept too long, unconsciously ignoring the alarms that rang under my pillow. Oops. Therefore, I missed my first class of the day, which was French to German translation. The class is underwhelmingly simple, so […]

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

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AnnMarie Rudin Lille, 01-février. 12 I slept well, but not long enough. Therefore waking this morning was a challenge, but I had one thing on my mind which encouraged me to ready for class: Balzac. I regret not becoming acquainted with his works before now, but at the same time, I am thankful to be […]

The Young Dramatist

February 2, 2012 by · 4 comments

Nikola Nikolov Translated by Jasmina Tacheva Edited by AnnMarie Rudin Photo: Kheel Center, Cornell University Teenese raised his hand sharply and shot the cockroach onto the clay ground with a careful motion of his left hand without losing sight of the sheet on which his right hand continued scribbling as if guided by a reason […]

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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AnnMarie Rudin Lille, 31-janvier. 12 I wonder who recognizes me here. Who sees me regularly and thinks, she is off again. My outerwear is limited, and due to the weather, I wear more or less the same each time I venture into the city. I have a gray mantle, which matches the buildings and the […]

Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012 by · No comments

Dear authors, editors and readers of Public Republic, let joy, luck and health mark every day of the new year. Let the days of the new year bring happiness and love to our hearts and homes, and let the power of inspiration follow us on every step of our way! Happy New Year!

Christmas Around the World

December 25, 2011 by · No comments

A Christmas report by the readers of Public Republic from the four corners of the world Christmas is everywhere – whether with snow or not, the spirit of Christmas shines in the beauty and goodness of our lives. Merry Christmas to all the readers, authors and editors of Public Republic that, by means of the […]

Within the Rain Zone

December 20, 2011 by · No comments

Changming Yuan Photo: FelixHuth On the local screens, one beside another It shows low clouds drifting like fog That can be seen on the walls of highrises Here the rain downpours as if all the tabs In the heavens have been turned on Curtains of beads, giving us more privacy More freedom, more serenity

“A Poet Can Do Anything” – An Interview with Bulgarian Writer Toma Markov

December 18, 2011 by · No comments

As a poet, novelist, playwright, journalist and musician, Bulgarian writer Toma Markov needs no introduction. If you haven’t read his latest book – the romance novel “Luizza Hut” – make sure to do it, and if you have – don’t miss his next collection of poems – “ANTI-KURT-COBAINIAN DEEDS” . Photo: Sofia Pavlova Can a […]

Scramble Crossing

December 8, 2011 by · No comments

Allen Yuan Photo: takot Red, Yellow, Green Drive Turn Hastily, aggressive people swerve from Lane-to-lane, searching For any & all shortcuts to one place Others are spread out like runners on a track Accelerating straight ahead, avoiding or jumping over obstacles To their destinations Whether it may be escalation or annihilation But I wait, behind […]

An Interview with the Youngest Playwright in Bulgaria – Stefan Prohorov

November 26, 2011 by · 1 comment

Stefan Prokhorov was born in 1993 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is a student at the Lyceé français № 9, “Alphonse de Lamartine”, Sofia. He started writing eleven years ago, when he was distinguished at the literary contest “Iskri”. He has won various awards for poetry, and his works have been published in “Savremennik”, “Literaturen Vestnik,” […]

Thanksgiving Questionnaire

November 24, 2011 by · 1 comment

Everyone loves Thanksgiving but not everyone celebrates it in the same way. Several college students from Buffalo, New York, share their Thanksgiving experiences and plans for this year’s holiday. Photo: WishUponACupcake Dan Bayer What are you most grateful for? Entirely Delicious Pies. Where will you spend Thanksgiving this year? With the family. Favorite Thanksgiving tradition? […]

The Week with… Light and Lanterns

November 24, 2011 by · No comments

Photo: Asia_Joanna Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese Proverb Photo: tallkev A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways – by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul. […]