Ventseslav Konstantinov

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Konstantinov in Paris, 2011

Ventseslav Konstantinov (Bulgarian: Венцеслав Константинов; 14 September 1940 – 22 April 2019) was a Bulgarian writer and aphorist. He was well-known as a translator of German and English writing. He taught the translation of German-language poetry at Sofia University from 1987. He spent 1993 to 1994 at the State University of New York at Geneseo, in the United States. He also wrote essays on many people, including Goethe, Schiller, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht, Stefan Zweig, Elias Canetti, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Heinrich Böll, Martin Walser and Hans Magnus Enzensberger.

Konstantinov was born in Sofia. He had three daughters. He was married to academic Albena Bakratcheva. He died on 22 April 2019, at the age of 78.[1]

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  1. Hristova, Nadezhda (22 April 2019). "Почина изтъкнатият преводач Венцеслав Константинов". Impressio (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 22 April 2019.

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