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German Literature Month 2016

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Recently I have been not very active on my blog but this is going to change again very soon.

One of the reasons is the upcoming German Literature Month 2016, hosted again by Caroline (Beauty is a Sleeping Cat), and Lizzy (Lizzy’s Literary Life) in which I will of course participate with a few books – which ones I will decide at a later stage. 

I will also try to post some reviews from the past Bulgarian Literature Month which are still missing, and I have read also a few other interesting books which I may review here, if my time budget will allow it.

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The value of literature

Sofia, Vitosha Boulevard, monument of the writer Aleko Konstantinov (author of Bay Ganyo).

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I am asking Dimi (7 years old), if he knows who the person is.
He answers: yes!  –  The guy on the 100 Leva banknote!

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Стойността на литература

Витошка, паметник на Алеко Константинов.

Питам Дими (7-годишна възраст), ако той знае кой е човекът.
Той отговаря: Да! Човекът на 100 лева банкнота!

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Photo: By Falk2 – Собствена творба, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49783967

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Bulgarian Literature Month 2016 – update

Due to a lot of work and travelling, I am a bit late with my wrap-up of the first Bulgarian Literature Month 2016. Therefore today just a short note:

I have read 14 books for BulgarianLitMonth, half of them poetry collections, all in Bulgarian. Three of the other books I read also in Bulgarian, none of these books is so far published in a foreign language. Samples of my translations (in German) from the poetry books have already appeared on this blog.

When I was announcing Bulgarian Literature Month 2016, I was not sure if there would be any interest by other bloggers or readers. Fortunately the participation of some of my fellow bloggers ensured a really amazing interest in Bulgarian Literature. Thank you all, I am very grateful!

A link list with all blog posts related to Bulgarian Literature Month and a more detailed wrap-up will follow soon; I intend also to publish reviews of the other six prose books I read. Time constraints will delay that a bit, but I will definitely post them in the upcoming weeks.

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“Die Frauen von Bordeaux”, von Vladimir Sabourin

Жените на Бордо
ще бъдат смугли.
 
Светлоокият мъж
се връща луд
сред меките хълмове
на Швабия.
 
Във френските плантации
край Сантяго
господарките говорят френски
робините йоруба.
 
 
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Die Frauen von Bordeaux
werden dunkelhäutig sein.
 
Der helläugige Mann
kehrt verrückt heim
zu den sanften Hügeln
Schwabens
 
Auf den französischen Plantagen
in der Nähe von Santiago
sprechen die Herrinnen Französisch
die Sklavinnen Yoruba

 

 

aus: Vladimir Sabourin: bakarena fabrika (Kupferfabrik*), Stiftung “Literaturen Vestnik”, Sofia 2015

*Die “Kupferfabrik” ist ein ausgesprochen heruntergekommener Friedhof in Sofia, ein Ort an dem Arme und sozial Deklassierte “entsorgt” werden; ein wahrhaft deprimierender Ort absoluter Hoffnungslosigkeit.

Übersetzung aus dem Bulgarischen von Thomas Hübner

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© Vladimir Sabourin, 2015
© Foundation "Literaturen Vestnik", 2015
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“Lied der vietnamesischen Arbeiter”, von Vladimir Sabourin

Песен
на виетнамските работници
 
Ние сме идеалните заварчици
за корабостроителниците
на Голямата Река
стигахме до най-трудните места
в железните утроби
А под нас изтичат водите
на сухите докове
Така искаме да се трудиме
докато всичко изтича
и да е изтекло тихо
под бръмченето на електрожените.
 
 
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Lied
der vietnamesischen Arbeiter
 
Wir sind die idealen Schweißer
für die Schiffswerften
des Großen Flusses
wir erreichen die schwierigsten Stellen
der eisernen Schöße
Unter uns verebben die Wasser der Trockendocks
So wollen wir uns abmühen
bis alles verebbt
und still erloschen ist
unter dem Brummen der Schweißgeräte.

 

aus: Vladimir Sabourin: bakarena fabrika (Kupferfabrik*), Stiftung “Literaturen Vestnik”, Sofia 2015

*Die “Kupferfabrik” ist ein ausgesprochen heruntergekommener Friedhof in Sofia, ein Ort an dem Arme und sozial Deklassierte “entsorgt” werden; ein wahrhaft deprimierender Ort absoluter Hoffnungslosigkeit.

Übersetzung aus dem Bulgarischen von Thomas Hübner

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© Vladimir Sabourin, 2015
© Foundation "Literaturen Vestnik", 2015
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“Und spürst du…”, von Krum Atsev

И чувстваш ли
изгарящия вкус на живот по устните си
пустоскитнико
или нищо не чувстваш

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Und spürst du
den brennenden geschmack des lebens auf deinen lippen
wüstenstreicher
oder spürst du nichts

 

aus: Krum Atsev: Tova-Onova, Izdatelstvo za poezija DA, Sofia 2016

Übersetzung von Thomas Hübner

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PS: Dank an Vladimir Sabourin für den “wüstenstreicher”!

© Krum Atsev, 2016
© IK DA, 2016
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“wochenende”, von Stefan Ivanov

краят на седмицата
 
в тишината на неделния следобед
 
погледът преминава
през празната детската градина
покрай люляка брезите и
неопетнения от стъпки прах по паветата
 
няма човек
няма отражение
което да докаже
че те има
 
вятърът разнася
сивия цигарен дим
без да се вълнува
кой го е запалил

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wochenende
 
in der stille des sonntagnachmittags
 
schweift der blick
über den leeren kindergarten
vorbei an birken und flieder
ungestört von schritten auf dem staubigen pflaster
 
kein mensch
keine anzeichen
die beweisen
dass es dich gibt
 
der wind verbreitet
grauen zigarettenrauch
ohne sich darum zu scheren
wer ihn entfacht hat

aus: Stefan Ivanov: Spisatsi, Siela, Sofia 2009

Übersetzung aus dem Bulgarischen von Thomas Hübner

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© Stefan Ivanov, 2009
© Siela, 2009
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“Durchsicht der Bücher, die ich nicht mag”, von Raycho Angelov

Преглед на книгите,
които не харесвам
 
Добро утро,
Джеймс Джойс!
Този сън
ще глътне
окото ти.
Той пита:
“Какво ще вечеряме?”
Жена му отвръща:
“Чадъри.”

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Durchsicht der Bücher,
die ich nicht mag
 
Guten Morgen,
James Joyce!
Dieser Traum
wird dein Auge
verschlucken.
Er fragt:
“Was gibt‘s zum Abendessen?”
Seine Frau erwidert:
“Regenschirme.”


Raycho Angelov: Kolektsija ot Stapki, Meki Minerali i Dushi, Fondatsija za balgarska literatura, Sofia 2011

Übersetzung von Thomas Hübner

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© Raycho Angelov, 2011
© Fondatsija za balgarska literatura, 2011
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“Babel”, von Ekaterina Josifova

Вавилон

Внукът на поета може да чете стиховете му
в превод
всъщност не ги чете

започва краят на изкачването
падат отломки
в глината.

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Babel

Der enkel des dichters kann seine verse
in übersetzung lesen
liest sie also nicht wirklich

es naht das ende des aufstiegs
tonscherben
fallen herab.


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Ekaterina Josifova: Ratse, Zhanet-45, Plovdiv 2006

Übersetzung von Thomas Hübner

 

Ekaterina Josifova, die Autorin dieses Gedichts, wird heute 75 Jahre alt – 
Alles Gute! Честит Рожден Ден!

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© Ekaterina Josifova, 2006
© IK Zhanet-45, 2006
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“Sonntag in Luxemburg”, von Marin Bodakov

Неделя в Люксембург

ако се успокоиш достатъчно,
а в крепостта ти нямаш други изходи,
ще доловиш

миризмата на тор,
трептежа на ванилия по кухненската маса,
разкошния живец на тишината

младенецът намачка писанието сутрин след сутрин  

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Sonntag in Luxemburg

wenn du dich genug beruhigt hast,
und du in deiner festung keine anderen auswege hast,
wirst du begreifen

der geruch von mist,
die schwingungen von vanille auf dem küchentisch,
die üppige seele des schweigens

das kind zerknüllt das geschriebene morgen für morgen

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aus: Marin Bodakov: Naivno izkustvo, Zhanet-45, Plovdiv 2011

Übersetzung von Thomas Hübner

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© Marin Bodakov, 2011
© IK Zhanet-45, 2011
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