ROMAIN GARY ET LA BULGARIE
Études balkaniques (Sofia) 2023, N 4
Maya TIMENOVA – KOEN
Païssii Hilendarski University of Plovdiv
Romain Gary and Bulgaria
Abstract: This paper is meant to trace the Romain Gary’s experience like diplomat in Sofia, 1946 – 1948. The writer is testifying to methods of communist Dictatorship during the Stalinist period of Bulgarian History and to country’s transformation on satellite of U.R.S.S. My Research is based on Gary’s novels “La nuit sera calme” and “Le sens de ma vie”, and on movie “Le Libraire” (“The Bookseller”) of Catherine Bernstein and Assen Vladimirov.
Keywords: History, testify, witness, Stalinist period, Dictatorship