With his artistic writing – “The Sight Is Beginning to See: The Modest Experience of a Scout”, “Marzipan the Dalmatian: A Decorative Black-and-white Memoir, “Objects and Ravellings in Literature. The Literary Antiquarianism”, “The Comedians. Farces And Vaudevilles, And Even Tableau Vivant”, “Lady Chatterley's Lover and the Decorum of the Non-Tragic”, “Speculative-Poetical Views of Time in the Later Heidegger.Consequences of Coincidence”, “Lightwriting: Essays on Selected Photographs” and “The Reception. Moralite. Kapuzinergruft. The Creed of the Unknown”  – Lyubomir Milchev DANDY has reserved for himself the lonely and secluded spot as a scholarly Heiddegerian, brilliant stylist, connoisseur of photography and an antiquary, as well as a dandy in the landscape of contemporary belles lettres and artes liberales. The way he writes does not follow a conspicuous traditions in Bulgarian literature in spite of the historical approach of his style, but he has a brilliant and much beloved predecessor - Chavdar Mutafov, as peculiar a voice in the beginning of the twentieth century as Milchev is today. Every book by Lyubomir Milchev is a pleasurable manual for seeing beneath the surfaces and the mechanics of everyday life, using a rich register of narrative, philosophical and stylistic strategies. The author toys with cultural codes imprinted on the objective and the bodily. He reaches beyond the perishable with his overstrung senses with the aim of finding the peculiar in the utterly commonplace. And all this is achieved in an intriguing vision which is beginning to see...

Liubomir Milchev DENDY

 
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