Andrei Guliashki

Guliashki, Andrei

 

Born May 7, 1914, in the village of Bolgarskaia Rakovitsa, Kula District. Bulgarian writer. Member of the Bulgarian Communist Party since 1934.

Guliashki published his first works in antifascist and communist publications. His sketches and novels of the 1930’s criticize the morals of bourgeois society but are not free of the influence of decadent Western European literature. After September 1944, Guliashki became an active participant in the social and literary life of the new Bulgaria. His novels New Moon (1944), and Footprints in the Snow (1946) dealt with antifascist problems. The socialist transformations in the country and the character of the contemporary hero were the themes of the socialist-realist novels Tractor Station (1950; Russian translation, 1952), The Golden Fleece (1958; Russian translation, 1960), Vedrovo (1959; Russian translation, 1962), Seven Days of Our Life (1964), One Day and One Night (1968), and Romantic Tale (1970). Guliashki published historical short stories (The Tale of the Knight Khimerius, 1967; The Golden Century, 1970), and science-fiction and adventure stories (the cycle The Adventures of Avvakum Zakhov, 1962; Russian translation, 1965). Guliashki also wrote for the theater, including such works as The Swamp (1947) and The Promise (1950; Russian translation, 1954). He was awarded the Dimitrov Prize in 1951 and 1959.

REFERENCE

Karanfilov, E. Andrei Guliashki: Literaturno-kriticheskii ocherk. Sofia, 1958.

I. M. SHEPTUNOV