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Ambassador Biggar (left) reads an excerpt from John Sherman, in the company of Plamen Totev and Emil Minchev (right).

W. B. Yeats Celebrated at Europe House in Sofia


une 13 is the 150th birthday of William Butler Yeats, winner of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature. Perseus Publishing House (Bulgaria) marked this jubilee by launching the Bulgarian-language translation of W. B. Yeats’s book John Sherman and Dhoya containing two works of prose.

Prof. Trendafilov (left) presents his book at Sofia University.

Dickens and Bulgaria: Sloppy Translations and Urban Legends


As Prof. Vladimir Trendafilov states in his recently published book in Bulgarian, The Uses of the British Mentor: The Reception of Charles Dickens in Bulgaria, the first Bulgarian adaptation of A Christmas Carol appeared as early as 1859 when this country was still under Ottoman domination.

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