Petya Dubarova

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Petya Dubarova
Petya Dubarova aged 16 - Restoration.jpg
Aged 16
Born (1962-04-25)25 April 1962
Burgas, Bulgaria
Died 4 December 1979(1979-12-04) (aged 17)
Burgas, Bulgaria
Occupation Poet

Petya Stoykova Dubarova (Bulgarian: Петя Стойкова Дубарова) (April 25, 1962 – December 4, 1979) was a Bulgarian poet. She was born and lived in the seaside town of Burgas. Dubarova published poems in youth newspapers and magazines such as: Septemvriyche, Rodna Rech, and Mladezh (Youth).

Dubarova's poems have a style of certain frivolity, full of pastel colours and romanticism. Her poetry touches on many eternal subjects like love, the sea, the rain and youth. Some of her poems became songs, very popular in Bulgaria since the 1980s: Зимна ваканция (Winter holidays), Пролет (Spring), Доброта (Kindness), Лунапарк (Fun-fair), Нощ над града (Night over the city).

Dubarova committed suicide via sleeping pills overdose on December 4, 1979 at the age of 17. She left a note that says:

"Измамена (Deceived)

Младост (Youth)

Прошка (Forgiveness)

Сън (Sleep)

Спомен (Memory)

Зад стените на голямата къща (Behind the walls of the big house)


Selected works[edit]

  • "Az i Moreto" (The Sea and Me) (1980)
  • "Lyastovitsa. Stihove i Razkazi" (Swallow. Poems and short stories) (1987)

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