Renown Bulgarian Poet Konstantin Pavlov Dies at 75

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Bulgaria Renown Bulgarian Poet Konstantin Pavlov Dies at 75: Renown Bulgarian Poet Konstantin Pavlov Dies at 75 The renown Bulgarian poet Konstantin Pavlov died Monday at the age of 75.

The renown Bulgarian poet and playwright Konstantin Pavlov died at the age of 75, the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers announced Monday.

Pavlov's poems have been translated into English, French, Spanish, German, Polish, Russian, Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian. He has been widely recognized as one of the authors with greatest impact on Bulgaria's modern literature and culture as early as the 1960s.

In the words, of the Russian poetess Anna Akhmatova, Konstantin Pavlov was the greatest Bulgarian poet she ever read.

Between 1966 and 1975 the communist regime banned Pavlov from publishing his literary works.

In 2000 Konstantin Pavlov was awarded the National Poetry Award "Nikola Furnadzhiev" for his contribution to the Bulgarian poetry.

In 2005 he received the National Literary Award "Hristo G. Danov" for his poems and plays, and for his contribution to the development of Bulgaria's civil society.

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#7
iamsoobored - 29 Sep 2008 // 20:44:45

Dodo,

You might be right about me, poetry is just not my thing. Never was. I am too much of an engineer, I guess. I do watch movies and read fiction, but not poetry.

#6
Dodo - 29 Sep 2008 // 20:34:11

PARAPHRASE

#5
Dodo - 29 Sep 2008 // 20:33:35

bored,

No one expects, to perephrase RS, "a laid off construction worker who wore a hard hat and ate off the scaffolds as he yelled out obscenities to the 'sluts' below" to be endowed with a refined literary taste

#4
iamsoobored - 29 Sep 2008 // 20:21:48

Dodo,

You are right, dude! Am I bad! He was not a communist, just a bad poet. I read a couple of his poems, and they didn't float my boat. here is one example:

ELEGIAC OPTIMISM

I won't be nasty anymore,
nor provocative.
I will choose my means and enemies with care.

Bye-bye Sofia, I am going back to nature!

In Kurilo, I have a nice little house—
I will mend the old fence,
and live there quietly, invisible.
In the winter, I will meditate.
In the summer, I will raise . . .
What will I raise?
Only snakes dart in the weeds.
I will raise snakes
instead of carrier pigeons.
You can achieve anything with goodness.
They say that snakes become very attached
to their masters.
I will send them
as a small favor
to my enemies.

1960

The other poem was even worse.

#3
Dodo - 29 Sep 2008 // 20:10:49

bored,

It is the opposite, moron. Chek out the below link before showning your ignorance.

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jJqLQG6jTXtRkrBFLp9S8n0yrHcQD93GG0AO1

#2
iamsoobored - 29 Sep 2008 // 20:07:42

Konstantin Pavlov? Never heard of him. What did he write? Love songs about peasants, villages, and working class heroes? Any great poet during communist times had to be a communist to be allowed to be a poet and not a shoe maker. All shoemakers who became communists party members were promoted to poets.

#1
Buddy - 29 Sep 2008 // 18:34:59

Rest in Peace you Giant under Bulgarian Poets!

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