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The Story Smuggler

The Story Smuggler (Paperback)

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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.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 -Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Sylph Editions Publication Date: 14/10/2016 ISBN-13: 9781909631205  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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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