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Kassabova, Kapka

Overview
Works: 41 works in 137 publications in 9 languages and 2,753 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Poetry  Travel writing  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Short stories  Romance fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9639.3.K35, NZ821.2
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Publications about Kapka Kassabova
Publications by Kapka Kassabova
Most widely held works by Kapka Kassabova
Villa Pacifica : a novel by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 206 libraries worldwide
A couple arrive in a dead-end coastal village somewhere in South America. The only place to stay is Villa Pacifica, part hotel and part animal sanctuary run by eccentric ex-pats. Travel guide-writer Ute and her husband Jerry are joined by an assortment of travellers: in-your-face American Max; sporty flight attendants from Australia; musicians Luis and Helga - all looking for something out of the ordinary. Ute begins to meet the locals and explore the villa's surrounds. She senses that the place taps into her most intimate fears. Its disturbances may well be beyond the rational mind. Soon, personalities and relationships begin to crack. When a huge storm descends on the coast, travellers and locals are thrown back on their own devices. The hot-house world that prowls below the surface of Villa Pacifica rises to engulf everyone. Madness begins to take hold
Border : a journey to the edge of Europe by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on the Black Sea coast, she remembers playing on the beach, only miles from where an electrified fence bristled, its barbs pointing inwards toward the enemy: the holiday-makers, the potential escapees. Today, this densely forested landscape is no longer heavily militarised, but it is scarred by its past. In Border, Kapka Kassabova sets out on a journey through a hidden corner of the continent, and meets the people of this triple border -- Bulgarians, Turks, Greeks, indigenous Balkan Muslims, and the latest wave of refugees fleeing conflict further afield. She discovers a region that has been shaped by the successive forces of history: by its own past migration crises, by communism, by Nazi occupation, by the Ottoman Empire, and - older still - by the ancient legacy of myths and legends. But there seem to be non-human forces at work here too: it is a land rich with curative springs and Thracian tombs; home to psychic healers and Europe's last fire- worshippers. As Kapka Kassabova explores this enigmatic region in the company of border guards and treasure hunters, entrepreneurs and botanists, refugees and smugglers, she traces the physical and psychological borders that criss-cross its villages and mountains, and goes in search of the stories that will unlock its secrets
Someone else's life by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Kapka Kassabova quickly attracted attention with her first collection All Roads Lead to the Sea (AUP, 1997), which won the NZSA Award for the Best First Book of Poetry, and her subsequent book, Dismemberment (AUP, 1998). With both these books out of print, Someone Else's Life includes 26 poems from the first two and a substantial number of new poems, responding to new places and incidents, only confirm Kassabova's gifts. Drawing on a European tradition in several languages, and on a global life experience characteristic of the times, Kassabova's lyric voice carries memories of loss, isolation and rootlessness. Intensely personal, her poems nonetheless note and observe with all the senses the finest details of the many worlds, symbolic and literal, that she inhabits. Everything in these poems is provisional, dreamt, remembered, hoped for, snatched out of time and into the brief passing moment
Geography for the lost by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
These travelling poems speak from different parts of the world and different moments in time, but they always speak of the many ways to be lost and disoriented
Delhi, Jaipur and Agra by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Love in the land of Midas by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
"Falling in and out of love, Véronique and Theo are unsuspecting links in a chain of politics and power beginning duriung the Greek civil war and returning, full-circle, to contempoorary Greece. Véronique is French, sophisticated and rich. Theo is Australian, with a turbulent family history. Each has a separate agenda - both have a hunger for the truth. But it is another, more poignant love that eventually unites them."--Back cover
Dismemberment by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
All roads lead to the sea by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
This collection of poems conveys the rootlessness and restlessness of the immigrant. It is in three parts: the first remembers the past and recent dislocation; the second explores the new home, Dunedin; and the third, with its dominant image of the sea, looks forward
Reconnaissance by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 69 libraries worldwide
The adventures and encounters of Nadejda, a Bulgarian immigrant who backpacks around New Zealand one summer. She seeks to reconcile her old and new lives
Circus Bulgaria by Dei︠a︡n Enev( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
"A boxer-turned-hitman faces an impossible mission to kill his brother; an old woman sets up a gang of teenage vigilantes after she is mugged; a retired geography teacher dreams of places he's neer been; a clown on the make talks an impoverished lion tamer into selling his lion to gangsters; and a faded beauty is courted by a suitor with suspiciously scaly hands... Drawing on the monsters and myths of Balkan folklore, the brutal reality of the Communist regime, and the dazzling magic of Deyan Enev's own imagination, this original and inventive collection of stories has a surreal, almost hypnotic quality."--Publisher description
Bulgaria by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Marti Friedlander : shadows and light by Marti Friedlander( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Parallel histories : lat: 36° 55' S, long: 174° 52' F : an installation by Nancy De Freitas( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Twelve minutes of love : a tango story by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Autobiografische roman van een vrouw die geobsedeerd raakt door de tango, die gaandeweg haar hele leven bepaalt
Street without a name : childhood and other misadventures in Bulgaria by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Born on the outskirts of Sofia, Bulgaria's capital, this poet and writer grew up under Communism in the 1980s. She got away as soon as she could. Eventually she settled with her family in New Zealand, although she now lives in Scotland. When she revisits Bulgaria she takes a humorous and honest look at her love-hate relationship with her homeland
Weight of the human heart by Nancy De Freitas( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Catalogue of an exhibition held at Borg Henry Gallery, Christchurch Art Gallery, 2 April-27 June 2004
Delhi, Jaipur and Agra ( serial )
in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Border / Kapka Kassabova by Kapka Kassabova( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the border zone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on the Black Sea coast, she remembers playing on the beach, only miles from where an electrified fence bristled, its barbs pointing inwards toward the enemy: the holiday-makers, the potential escapees.Today, this densely forested landscape is no longer heavily militarized, but it is scarred by its past. In Border, Kapka Kassabova sets out on a journey through a hidden corner of the continent, and meets the people of this triple border -- Bulgarians, Turks, Greeks, indigenous Balkan Muslims, and the latest wave of refugees fleeing conflict further afield. She discovers a region that has been shaped by the successive forces of history: by its own past migration crises, by communism, by Nazi occupation, by the Ottoman Empire, and - older still - by the ancient legacy of myths and legends. But there seem to be non-human forces at work here too: it is a land rich with curative springs and Thracian tombs; home to psychic healers and Europe's last fire- worshipers. As Kapka Kassabova explores this enigmatic region in the company of border guards and treasure hunters, entrepreneurs and botanists, refugees and smugglers, she traces the physical and psychological borders that criss-cross its villages and mountains, and goes in search of the stories that will unlock its secrets
Li︠u︡bov v zemi︠a︡ta na Midas by Kapka Kassabova( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Bulgarian and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Marti Friedlander by Leonard Bell( Book )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
From Maori moko to Dame Whina Cooper and the 1975 Maori land march, from Rita Angus to Norman Kirk, from Israel to Fiji, Marti Friedlander's photographs have captured the transformation of our lives over the last 50 years. While recording these places, events, and personalities of recent history, Friedlander has brought to her subjects a distinctive eye. Arriving in New Zealand as a Jewish immigrant from England in 1958, Marti Friedlander has always viewed life through the lens of an outsider. Whether photographing artists and writers or protests and street scenes, her photographs have d
 
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Alternative Names
Kapka Kasabova
Kapka Kassabova
Kapka Kassabova Author
Kapka Kassabova bulgarische Schriftstellerin, Poetin und Reisejournalistin
Kapka Kassabova dichteres uit Bulgarije
Kasabova, Kapka
Kasabova, Kapka 1973-
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קאסאבובה, קאפקה
കപ്ക കസ്സബോവ
カッサボバ, カプカ
Languages
English (102)
Polish (3)
German (2)
Bulgarian (2)
Hebrew (1)
Japanese (1)
Swedish (1)
Spanish (1)
Czech (1)
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