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Monument to Yordan Yovkov

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The monument to Yordan Stefanov Yovkov, a revered figure in Bulgarian literature, graces the Boris garden. Yovkov, who lived from 1880 to 1937, holds an esteemed place as a Bulgarian literary classic. Universally acknowledged, he was unanimously elected to the Writers’ Union in 1920.

Renowned for his mastery of the short story form, Yordan Yovkov’s impact transcends borders. His literary legacy encompasses a vast array of works, with around 70 of his books translated into over 25 languages. Notably, individual pieces have been translated into more than 37 languages, including Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese, Persian, Polish, Finnish, Hindi, Swedish, Japanese, and numerous others. Yovkov’s writings offer a distinct world, encapsulating the distinctive atmosphere of the era he so vividly depicted.

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