Danilo Peshikan

Biography

Danilo Peshikan is the author of short stories, which have been published in the literary magazines of his home country and anthologized. While overseas, he worked as a special correspondent for the Literary Forum, a newspaper issued by the Union of the Bulgarian writers. Danilo lived in Paris and taught for three years at the University of Zimbabwe before moving with his family to Australia. A collection of his novellas saw the light of day in the 90’s. Filiad is Danilo Peshikan's first and last novel written in English. He started it with the ambition to produce a masterpiece of undisputable value and artistic merit. It was supposed to be the book of his life, his magnum opus.
Danilo Peshikan once said: When I speak it is to say something essential—my hopes, my human experience, my feelings, philosophy etc.—themes that have rarely been spoken about by one human to another.... To become a Stranger for someone else’s soul and to be for it what He has been for me throughout all these years, and every lonely person at every occasional meeting has woken up the hope… It is of no importance, even if all this lasts just for an instant, as long as at this very moment I am immortal at last.
Filiad was completed shortly before he died in 2010. The inscription on Danilo's grave is taken from Filiad: The sky showed no rally of cawing ravens or gathering gods, no gam of killer clouds frolicked about, no poetic thunder-head swelled with Shakespearean curses.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Vladimir Nabokov, Scott Fitzgerald,Gabriel Garcia Marquez
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Le Rouge et Le Noire, Crime and Punishment, Ulysses, A la Recherche du Temps Perdu, Lolita, One Hundred Years of Solitude.
Brilliantly written, original styles, using metaphors and allusions extensively, paradoxically, like the faces of beautiful women, always remind us of someone else, like a famous actress, for instance; while those books with no recognisable style at all, are like people with plain faces, they remind us of no one, for they have no distinguishable features.
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Books

Странник
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,570. Language: Bulgarian. Published: July 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Странник. Опашка на комета. Едно видение, един подобрен образ на лорд Байрон.” Една метафора изникваща от дълбините на авторовите спомени, ориентир в неговото търсене на загубените следи от живота си, от съдбата която някак неосезаемо, без знак, го бе изоставила по дългия път.
Stranger
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,350. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
‘A stranger. A comet’s tail. A vision, resembling an improved version of Lord Byron’. An image sprouting from the depths of the author’s memory, serving him as a pinpoint in his search for the lost path in his life, of his destiny which had silently abandoned him somewhere on the long journey.
Сенките на Невидимите Кучета
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,580. Language: Bulgarian. Published: July 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
В тези разкази “не всичко, което дирим, е небе отгоре и път отпред… Всеки има своята рана. За едни това е някогашната им бедност. За други – униженията, които са изпитали, за трети просто болестта или нещастието.”
Shadows of Invisible Dogs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,530. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In these stories, ‘not all we seek is the sky above or the road ahead… Everyone has their own wound. For some, it is their impoverished past. For others, humiliations they have experienced, for still others, simply illness or misfortune.'
Filiad
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 158,440. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Filiad is a literature brimming with imagery, a complex work of deluded love. The book begins with Besovsky's "romance" as a child and his ill-fated love affair with his English and piano teacher, which predestines his fatherhood story. The language, multi-layered, the surface level designed to be pleasingly understandable, even titillating to any reader or curious skimmer.

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