National literary competition „Razvitie“

"Natural Novel"

"Natural Novel"

Special award

Author: Georgi Gospodinov
Published: 1999
Pages: 111

This is a novel about the impossibility to have our own novel. The life of a man suddenly fails. He tries to tell their existence, but it has eluded him and blends into the natural history of the toilet, fly, and bee. His life mysteriously coincided with the fate of other two characters - one editor (his namesake) and a gardener (naturalist). When the personal story of a man fucking, did not remain nothing more than to become a collector of foreign experiences and dwell in them. This novel is faceted, as faceted eye of a fly. Novel about the end of the nineties, for sublimity and the inept of everyday life.

"Natural Novel" is the most successful of the entire selection of literary competition "Development". For the 15 years of its issue he underwent nine editions in the country and has been translated into 23 languages, including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Danish and others.

Interesting are also some feedback of foreign press: Le Courrier Geneve - "Natural Novel" is a sort of time machine ", Die Presse writes: "The whole European cultural tradition in 170 pages", New Yorker it characterized as "anarchist experimental ... debut of Gospodinov "and New York Times "irresistible reading book", Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung defined it as" Small exquisite masterpiece."

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