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Dimitar Talev (1930s)
1 September 1898|
Prilep, Ottoman Empire
|Died||20 October 1966
|Occupation||journalist, editor, writer|
|Subjects||history, politics, national liberation struggles, people's psychology|
Dimitar Talev (Bulgarian: Димитър Талев) (1 September 1898 – 20 October 1966) was a Bulgarian writer and journalist.
Born in Prilep, in the Manastir Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire (present-day North Macedonia), he graduated high school in Bitola. Talev studied medicine and philosophy in Zagreb and Vienna, and Slavic philology in Sofia University (1925). He was the managing editor of the Macedonia newspaper, and a contributor and editor in the Zora newspaper.
In 1944 he was arrested by the communist authorities for his patriotic and anti-macedonistic position and sent to the Sofia Central Prison and later to the labor camps Bobov Dol and Kutsian . He was expelled from the Bulgarian Writers' Union and from 1948 to 1952 he was exiled in Lukovit. After Valko Chervenkov was replaced by Todor Zhivkov, Talev was declared by the new government as unlawfully repressed and was subsequently pardoned and rehabilitated. His membership in the author's union was restored and he would be elected to its governing board. Zhivkov's government awarded Talev with three awards in the field of literation - in 1959, 1963 and 1966, respectively. In 1966 Talev was elected as MP in the 31st Narodno Sabranie (Bulgarian Parliament).
Talev Glacier on Graham Land, Antarctica is named after Dimitar Talev.
Talev published his first story in 1917 in the newspaper "Rodina" (Motherland), Skopje. Later he continued to publish his literary texts in periodicals in Bulgaria and abroad. His first book, "The Tears of my Mother" was published in 1925. It was a collection of stories and tales for children.
- Arduous Years (Bulgarian: Усилни години)
- The Iron Candlestick (Bulgarian: Железният светилник) 1952
- Ilinden (Bulgarian: Илинден) 1953
- Kiprovets Arose (Bulgarian: Кипровец въстана) 1954
- The Bells of Prespa (Bulgarian: Преспанските камбани) 1954
- Samuil (Bulgarian: Самуил)
- I Hear Your Voices (Bulgarian: Гласовете ви чувам) 1966