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Двама млади „барабанисти“: Борю Завзека и Чудомир
Two Young “Drummers”: Boryo Zevzeka and Chudomir

Author(s): Nikolay Aretov
Subject(s): Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Bulgarian Literature
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Baraban; Boryo Zevzeka; Chudomir; humor; popular culture; journalism

Summary/Abstract: This paper deals with the humourist periodical “Baraban” (Drum) and two of its active authors and their relationship. Boris Rumenov known by his penname Boryo Zevzeka (Boryo the Joker) was a prolific writer of different types of humourist short stories, pieces for theatre, etc, editor of the periodical, killed by the communists in 1944. Chudomir is famous and author and painter; he became very popular when he left “Baraban” and started to publish in the newspaper “Zora” (Dawn). In his youth Chudomir was close friends with all the other contributors of “Baraban”, they exchange funny letters and deliberately build their public images as bohemians. This paper also offers some less known their works from the 1910s.

  • Issue Year: 63/2020
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 49-74
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Bulgarian