Born May 25, 1869, in Tiraspol’, now in the Moldavian SSR; died Nov. 9, 1942, in Sofia. Bulgarian writer.
Stamatov moved to Bulgaria in 1882. He studied jurisprudence in Sofia and Geneva and worked as a civil servant. He began publishing in 1891. In his short stories and novellas of the 1890’s and the first decade of the 20th century, Stamatov sympathetically depicted soldiers and village and city laborers, contrasting them to harsh officers and corrupt civil servants; these works included “Dimo the Orderly” (1899) and “Two Talents” (1910). After World War I, the work of Stamatov, a realist, subtle psychologist, and recorder of mores, expressed a stronger note of social criticism, as seen in the short stories “A Little Sodom,” “Viria-nov,” and “The Narzanovs.”
WORKSSuchineniia, vols. 1–2. Sofia, 1961.
In Russian translation: Malen’kiisodom: Rasskazy. Moscow, 1955.
REFERENCESOcherki istorii bolgarskoi literatury XIX-XX vv. Moscow, 1959.
Tsanev, G. “G. P. Stamatov.” In Stranitsi ot istoriiata na bulgarskataliteratura, vol. 1. Sofia, 1967.