Preface / 7
The Eternal and the Saint: Elisaveta Bagryana and Emily Dickinson /12
Women on War: Blaga Dimitrova and Denise Levertov / 25
Beyond Cultural and National Borders and the Gaps of Misinterpretation: the Lyrical Prose of Blaga Dimitrova and Virginia Woolf / 40
Woman's Self-Fulfillment: Blaga Dimitrova's Journey to Oneself and Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook 152
"Out of the Chaos, a New Kind of Strength": Blaga Dimitrova's Face and Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook 164
Woman and Evil: Maria Stankova's / Want Him Dead and Muriel Spark's The Driver's Seat I 80
Bulgaria through American Eyes: John Updike's "The Bulgarian Poetess"
A Cult of Woman?: Yordan Yovkov's "Albena" and Thomas Hardy's Tess
Elisaveta Bagryana: poems and their English translations
Dora Gabe: poems and their English translations
Blaga Dimitrova: poems and their English translations
Blaga Dimitrova: from Journey to Oneself
John Updike: "The Bulgarian Poetess"
Yordan Yovkov: "Albena"