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The Poet

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Hidden : 8/17/2010
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The cache is a nano one and is placed near the monument and house-museum of Dimcho Debelyanov, a famous Bulgarian poet. Don't forget to visit the other house-museums in the town of Koprivshtitsa - one of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria.


In English: Dimcho Debelyanov (28 March 1887 - 2 October 1916) was a Bulgarian poet and author whose death in the First World War cut off his promising literary career. Born to a prosperous family in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria, he experienced hardship upon the death of his father in 1896, which necessitated the family moving to Plovdiv, and then onto Sofia in 1904. Debelyanov always spoke of the eight years in Plovdiv with regret, calling it "the sorrowful city".

In 1906, he began to send poetry to Bulgarian literary magazines at the urging of Pencho Slaveikov, where he saw his first printed works, which were well received. He moved from job to job during the next six years, unable to settle and seeing employment as a junior clerk for the central meteorological station and as a freelance journalist, before joining the army in 1912 to fight in the Balkan Wars. In 1914 he was discharged from the army and took up a post in an office, a position he hated so much, that he rejoined the army in 1916, but was killed near Dolno and Gorno Karadjovo during a battle with an Irish division. His body was buried in Valovishta, today Sidirokastro, Greece. His mortal remains were carried in his native town Koprivshtitsa in 1931.

His body of work was collected by friends following his death and published in a two volume anthology with a collection of letters and personal writings. These became very popular in post-war Bulgaria, critics commenting that they reflect the poet remarkably well, being in a Symbolist style and thus unable to settle on a theme, focusing most closely on the presence of death and despair, creating a "gloomy melancholy" effect.

In Bulgarian:Dimcho Debelyanov e roden na 28 mart 1887 v Koprivshtitsa v semeystvoto na Velyo Debelyanov i Tsana Ilieva Staychina - v koeto e poslednoto, shesto dete, krasten e na dyado si Dincho Debelyan. Prez 1896 g., sled smartta na bashtata, semeystvoto se premestva v Plovdiv pri nay-golemia brat Ivan. Tam Dimcho Debelyanov uchi v „Zhaltoto uchilishte“, po-kasno v Plovdivskata mazhka gimnazia,sega Gimnazia s humanitaren profil "Sv.Sv. Kiril i Metodiy", kadeto pishe parvite si stihotvorenia, koito posle izgarya.

Prez 1904 g. semeystvoto na Debelyanov se preselva v Sofia i naema kvartira na ul. „Oborishte“ 46. Prez 1906 g. v spisanie „Savremennost“ sa otpechatani parvite publikuvani tvorbi na poeta: „Na taz, koyato v noshti malchalivi“, „Kogato vishnite tsaftyaha“ i drugi, koito sa podpisani s imeto Dimcho Debelyanov. Po tova vreme toy e na 19 godini i negov kumir e Pencho Slaveykov, malko po-kasno i Peyo Yavorov.

Sled 1907 g. Dimcho Debelyanov satrudnichi na „Balgarska sbirka“, „Savremennost“, „Nov pat“, „Osa“ i drugi izdania. V humoristichnite izdania toy pechata satirichni tvorbi s psevdonimi, kato Az, Amer, Taft, Sulbatyor i drugi. Prez esenta na 1907 g. se zapisva v Yuridicheskia fakultet na Sofiyskia universitet „Sveti Kliment Ohridski“, sledvashtata godina se premestva v Istoriko-filologicheskia fakultet, no sledva samo dve godini. Lyuboznatelen po priroda, nauchava frenski, ruski, angliyski ezik i prevezhda avtori kato Bodler, Verlen, dori Shekspir.

V kraya na oktomvri 1912 g. Dimcho Debelyanov e mobiliziran v 22-ri pehoten trakiyski polk v Samokov. Dve godini po-kasno e proizveden v chin podporuchik. Na 29 yanuari 1916 g. Dimcho Debelyanov pristiga na Makedonskia front, kadeto prestoyava okolo osem mesetsa. Zagiva na 2 oktomvri 1916 g. v okolo 10 chasa sutrinta v boya blizo do Gorno Karadzhovo (dnes Monoklisia) kato komandir na rota, navarshil 29 godini i 6 mesetsa. Pogreban e na sledvashtia den v dvora na balgarskata tsarkva v Demir Hisar. Prez 1931 g. po initsiativa na literaturnia krag „Zhivo slovo“, kostite mu sa preneseni v rodnata mu Koprivshtitsa. Po-kasno skulptorat Ivan Lazarov e pokanen da napravi pametnik na poeta. Pri edno ot poseshteniyata si v Koprivshtitsa, toy vidyal baba Lila Paraleeva (izgubila saprug i sin vav voynite), da sedi na praga na portata si - podpryala glava na raka i unesena v misli. Tova mu dalo ideyata za pametnika. Tay kato Lila Paraleeva skoro sled tova pochinala, skulptora izpolzval za model baba Lala Dushkova[1]. Skulpturata „Mayka“ e postavena na groba na poeta prez 1934 g.

Rodnata kashta na Dimcho Debelyanov v Koprivshtitsa e restavrirana i prez 1958 g. e prevarnata v kashta-muzey.

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