Annabel is a successful woman who provokes and lets herself be provoked. She flows through life with ease. But have the feelings she has long locked inside still left an imprint? Amsterdam, Van Gogh, The Sunflowers are the milestones in the journey of the heroine towards her catharsis. “…the novel is in the post modernist […]
A Czech language and literature student has a crush on an older Englishman who works in Bulgaria. The realisation and non-realisation of their love happens through the journey of the heroine in Bulgaria and abroad but the most significant journey she undertakes is the one within herself. Bachkovo monastery, Bansko, Melnik, Prague and the social […]
A little boy at the centre of a broken love. A broken love through the eyes of a little boy. A little boy in the thrill of a nascent love. A nascent love in the heart of a little boy. And more: abandoned and depressed mother, guilty father in love, graceful and seductive female friend, […]
Welcome to Irina Papancheva’s new website. This page is still under construction. Soon you’ll find here samples of her literature in some different languages.
“Almost Intimately” is an autobiographical short novel full of youthful suffocation and with the desire of the 22-year old Czech language and literature student to understand everything, to live through anything. The main character is to such extent active and drunk by her own youth that she doesn’t have the time to look around, to […]
“Almost Intimately” by Irina Papancheva (publishing house Kronos, 2007) could be defined as a diary of a female spirit, searching for itself in the exciting spaces of the university culture of the Sofia Students’ town, of fusion with the Bulgarian nature and also with Prague…The reader gets the feeling of a well-travelled Bulgarian female character, […]