Lecture, concert to highlight dedication of Konstantinov bustA bust of turn-of-the-century Bulgarian writer Aleko Konstantinov will be dedicated at the University on Tuesday, Nov. 1, with a ceremony, lecture, concert and reception.
Konstantinov, who created Bulgaria's most popular satiric literary figure, Bai Gan'o, wrote the book Do Chikago i nazad (To Chicago and Back) in 1894, describing his travels to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The book remains a literary classic and has made Chicago a household name in Bulgaria. The dedication ceremony also marks the centennial of the book's first edition.
The dedication, which will be attended by Snezhana Botusharova, Bulgaria's ambassador to the United States, will be held at 4 p.m. in Regenstein Library. The events will continue in Bond Chapel with a lecture by Nikola Georgiev, professor of Slavic and general poetics at Saint Climent Sofia University in Bulgaria, at 4:30 p.m., and a concert by Philippopolis, a chamber ensemble for old Bulgarian and Slavonic chants, at 5 p.m. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Swift Commons. For more information, call 702-8803.