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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. InThe 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 animation and graphic artist Theodore Ushev, adding a further layer to its exposition of border-crossing.
Number of Pages: 37
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Cahiers
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Georgi Gospodinov
Street Date: October 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-2187
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