This article contains five short poems. The author, Katrin Jivkova (10), is Bulgarian but lives in the UK. She will be in year 6 in September. From a very early age Katrin has been dreaming of becoming a writer. She has already written many short stories and these are her first attempts at writing poetry. The poems are inspired by frightening stories that are popular among children of her age and keep them awake at nights.
Poruchik (lieutenant) M. Gochev was a company commander in the 15th Infantry Lom Regiment during the First World War. The poem “Splash of Timok” describes the difficult march of combat units of the regiment in the swollen river to the Serbian town of Zajecar. The poem has a modest artistic merit, but it is an interesting historical document.
Vernacular architecture is a category of architecture based on localized needs and construction materials, and reflecting local traditions. In old Belogradchik almost any family had a summer house, bigger or smaller, built in the family’s vineyard. Markashnitsa, Krupets, Bashovitsa, Orlya were the main vine regions. But there were Belogradchik’s vineyards and summer houses even outside of these popular vine areas. One of latters belonged to Matej Ignatov (1885-1957). In this paper that summer house, demolished in the autumn of 1973, is described in full details.
This very rare book was published in Belogradchik in 1939. The publisher is Stamen Kamenov. Stamen Kamenov owned a printing press, where several books of local and national importance were printed. This is a cookbook with recipes for cooking wild game. The book is relevant to modern man because it shows what has been the cuisine of old Bulgarians.
The paper examines the assignment of the visual experience in the context of interrelation between civilization and art. Civilization is defined as “the survival of the weak”. It is stressed that this definition can be applied to man, animal and every living being. Lie as “someone else’s truth” and art as “the process of the creation of ‘copies of the copies of nature’” are considered to be the weak man’s tools for survival. The author argues that purpose of erotic scenes and scenes of hunting (death, violence) both in the past and in the present is the excitation at the woman of desire to reproduction.