Last year, the trip to the island of St. Anastasia unexpectedly took me to another island – to “She, the island” (publishing house Trud, 2017). Although it is unusual to choose a perfume by the bottle, this is exactly how I grabbed Irina Papancheva’s book in the small museum shop – because of the cover. […]
‚Brussels Naked‘ – a modern, European novel
‘Brussels Naked‘ is a novel in which Brussels is one of the main characters, perhaps the main character of all. And because Brussels has different faces, the novel consists of stories told by different characters, residents of the city, who, as the story evolves, happen to be often connected to each other. Each chapter presents […]
Brussels, undressed by a Bulgarian woman
“Brussels is my greatest lover. I can never get enough of him; he always grips me, seduces me to unexpected places, introduces me to extraordinary people, pampers me with stories”. This is probably the last thing we imagine when we hear the name of the European (and Belgian) capital. In our country, it is still […]
‘Brussels Naked‘ – a novel about the invisible trace we leave
Good Bulgarian books should be shared and talked about with at least a fraction of the excitement with which we feel they have been written with. At least, that’s what I think. Therefore, today I want to tell you in a few lines about the novel “Brussels Naked” by Irina Papancheva, without revealing anything from […]
Irina Papancheva undresses Brussels, Europe and the world
In “Brussels naked”, Irina Papancheva skilfully and fascinatingly undresses Brussels, Europe and the world, by exposing people, feelings, faith, religiosity, passions and destinies; united in a novel construction.
The book consists of twelve interwoven stories, each with a separate narrator.
The discreet charm of Brussels. Irina Papancheva’s new novel
‘Brussels Naked‘ is a novel written with deep intimate knowledge of the multinational context in the capital of united Europe. Irina Papancheva’s elegant composed style harkens back to the best examples of contemporary European prose, and the original structure of the novel adds to its impact. Each chapter is situated in a separate district of Brussels and has its name, respectively, as well as