Selected. Elin Pelin
Selected. Elin Pelin
Author: Elin Pelin
Publish date: 2017
ISBN: 9789543985203
Genre: Prose
v. 64 from series Golden Classics
Dimensions: 14x21
Nationality: Bulgarian
Луксозна корица
Илюстративен материал: без илюстративен материал
Pages: 408
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Price: 29.99 BGN

Elin Pelin (8 July 1877 – 3 December 1949), born Dimitar Ivanov Stoyanov  is arguably considered Bulgaria’s best narrator of country life. Born into a large family in the village of Bailovo near Sofia, he loved writing and reading from an early age. Studying to become a teacher, he taught for a year in 1895 in his native village. He was first published in 1901, and the respect it earned him in literary circles encouraged him to go to Sofia in 1903, where he worked as a librarian at the university library. It was during this period he took his now-famous pseudonym from the word pelin, which means wormwood in Bulgarian. He spent 1906-07 in France, perfecting his skills in the language. By this time, he was already a popular writer.

Between 1910 and 1916, he was the director of special collections at the National Library and also served as editor of numerous magazines. Additionally, he served as a war correspondent during World War I.

From 1924 until 1944, Pelin served as conservator at the Ivan Vazov Museum, all the while continuing to write, mostly for children, and be published. In 1940, he was named president of the Union of Bulgarian Writers.

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