ANDRUS KIVIRYAHK. November, or Gumenschik. A novel.
In its fourth issue of this year “DN” has acquainted its readers with today’s Estonian literature. The acquaintance is being continued here by the novel of Andrus Kiviryahk which along with the entertaining plot presents a fascinating possibility to look into the world of folk fantasy where miracles are naturally tangled with reality.
IRINA VASSILKOVA. A Small Haystack for Non-Existent She-Goat. Long short story.
Is it possible to become the producer of one’s own life? It’s doubtful. But one can blend with the life if noticing how many people speak the same language. And one may not meet any of them if looking for the ideal coincidence. People are like mutual gifts: you accept them and become richer.
BULGARIA ON THE LITERARY MAP
Modern Bulgarian poets and prosaists of different generations, literary schools and genres make a group portrait: IVAN DINKOV, EKATERINA YOSIFOVA, BOIKO LAMBOVSKY, GEORGY GOSPODINOV, VICTOR PASKOV and others.
JULIYA POKROVSKAYA. Poems.
Urban lyrics by Juliya Pokrovskaya is philosophical and transparent. Her convincing intonation disposes to a confident dialogue with the reader and will be remembered for a long time.
BORIS TUH. Market Prices for Sacred Cows.
“Our state can’t be compared with a normal person. It’s rather like a half-wit who is running all over the village brandishing his axe. You never know what to expect from it!” “If this is said by some other author the storm of resentment would rise”, — so Boris Tuh is musing on Andrus Kiviryahk, one of the most wide-read new Estonian writers who “has reserved the right to tell the truth into the face of the state and society”.