SE - Cahiers

The Story Smuggler

Georgi Gospodinov, Theodore Ushev

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Product Details
Format:
Paperback / softback
ISBN:
9781909631205
Published:
14 Oct 2016
Publisher:
Sylph Editions
Dimensions:
40 pages - 241 x 152mm
Availability:
Available
SE - Cahiers
Series:
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Some smuggle cigarettes or alcohol, others weapons, but for renowned Bulgarian novelist Georgi Gospodinov, the most dangerous contraband is carried by writers, who surreptitiously move stories across borders. In The Story Smuggler, Gospodinov explores how smugglers, writers, and translators are all involved in transporting whatever may be desired, valued, missing, repressed, or forbidden. There's a melancholic tone here, as Gospodinov's exploration focuses on his childhood in Communist Bulgaria and on the fantasies of other lives and places that this childhood engendered. Accompanying the text are drawings by award-winning Bulgarian animator and graphic artist Theodore Ushev, adding a further layer to its exposition of border-crossing.
Georgi Gospodinov is an award-winning Bulgarian writer and the author of many books, including Natural Novel and The Physics of Sorrow.
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