John Robert Colombo, the author of the best-selling Colombo's Canadian Quotations and Fascinating Canada, has written, translated, or edited over two hundred books. He is the recipient of the Harbourfront Literary Prize and the Order of Canada, and is a Fellow of the Frye Centre.
Under the Eaves of a Forgotten Village
Under the Eaves of a Forgotten Village is unique – it is the first anthology of contemporary Bulgarian poetry to be translated into English. Here are sixty poems by leading writers in Bulgaria today – from Dora Gabe, now in her eighties, to Vladomir Bashev, who died tragically in 1967 at the age of thirty-two. Biographical notes and comments on Bulgarian literature generally are included. The design is by David Shaw, based on a scultpture by Maryon Kantaroff. The translations were undertaken by two Canadian writers. Nikola Rousanoff, a native Bulgarian, is a graduate of the University of Toronto. John Robert Colombo, who has published ten books of poems, is well-known as the editor of Colombo’s Canadian quotations.
Nikola Roussanoff, a native Bulgarian, is a graduate of the University of Toronto.