Elin Pelin

About Elin Pelin

Who is it?: Writer
Birth Day: July 08, 1877
Birth Place: Bailovo, Bulgarian
Died On: 3 December 1949(1949-12-03) (aged 72)\nSofia, Bulgaria
Birth Sign: Leo
Resting place: Central Sofia Cemetery

Elin Pelin Net Worth

Elin Pelin was bornon July 08, 1877 in Bailovo, Bulgarian, is Writer. Elin Pelin was a Bulgarian novelist whose work helped bring his country's literary tradition to the world. He was born to a large family in a small village near Sofia, Bulgaria, during a critical time in European history. The second Industrial Revolution was disrupting many long-held traditions and changing the landscape, (both literally and figuratively) as well as society. He started writing from an early age and studied to become a teacher. He taught for a short time before his first book got published, which was received well by critics. Thereafter, he moved to the city of Sofia to become a librarian there. In addition to his time as a librarian, he edited and contributed to several magazines and continued writing fiction, producing his most well-known works, including several books, short stories and children's literature. His primary focus was detailing life in the countryside in its actual form - he is noted for his vivid descriptions and evocative portraits of pastoral living. He tackled the friction between traditional country living and the new industrial standards imposing on this lifestyle. His legacy extends far beyond his time - his works have been tapped for multiple films and his name has been immortalized as a town in Bulgaria and a landmark in Europe have adopted his namesake
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💰 Net worth: $200,000

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Biography/Timeline

1910

Between 1910 and 1916, he was the Director of special collections at the National Library and also served as Editor of numerous magazines, including the children’s publication Veselushka. Additionally, he served as a war correspondent during World War I.

1911

In 1911, one of his most famous works appeared, The Gerak Family (Bulgarian: Geratsite). It is one of the best-known pieces of Bulgarian literature and deals with a traditional village family experiencing the transition from the simplicity of rurality to the modernization of Bulgarian society, a world in which old time practices founded on family love and dedication to the land start to disappear. His second great work, Earth (Bulgarian: Zemya), was published in 1922. In this book, Pelin created a gallery of characters who identified with the national character and conscience.

1924

From 1924 until 1944, Pelin served as conservator at the Ivan Vazov Museum, all the while continuing to write, mostly for children, and be published. In 1940, he was named President of the Union of Bulgarian Writers.

1930

Earth and The Gerak Family, amongst other works, have been filmed several times (1930 and 1957, and 1958, respectively).

2019

Pelin’s works—poems, short stories and novels—recreated the peasant and countryside atmosphere of the old Bulgaria. His predilection for short stories led him to write many, of which the humouristic Pizho and Penda is perhaps the best known. A genuine realism, with descriptions full of light and color, classify his works. Considered one of the masters of Bulgarian prose, he was also one of the initiators of Bulgarian children’s literature. His tales of Yan Bibiyan and his voyages to the moon still delight today.