Papers of BAS. Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 8, 2021, No. 2

One “Love Forever” - Petar Dinekov and Poland

Vasilena Bilyarska

Abstract. The years Petar Dinekov spent in Poland between the two wars, and the relations with the Polish intellectuals prior, during and after his stay there are the topic of this article. It is developed mainly based on materials from his personal archive and diary, stored in the Central State Archives (CSA, No. 1987, 4,441 archive units) and the Bulgarian Historical Archive at the SS. Cyril and Methodius National Library in Sofia (BHA, No. 904, 297 notebooks). There are still seven boxes remaining unprocessed containing additional documents in Dinekov’s archive in the CSA, with Polish documents prevailing. As an annexe to the main text, a statement of the materials on the Polish theme in Dinekov’s archive was published.

Keywords: Petar Dinekov, Polish intellectuals, literature, archives, intercultural exchange