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THE BIG WATER

by Zhivko Chingo

Translated by Elizabeth Kolupacev Stewart

© 2004

120 pages (four colour celloglazed cover)  Tpb

ISBN 0 9586789 6 0

Price:  $18 CAD      US$14

 

Set in Macedonia immediately after World War 2, The Big Water tells the story of a group of children orphaned by the war and their life in an orphanage. Full of characters and incidents, the book presents a child’s view of life that is both humorous and bleak and, by its end, very moving.  This was also made into an award winning film called The Great Water.

 

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SOME GREAT OLD STORIES FROM THE OLD COUNTRY – MACEDONIA

Some great old stories cvr

translated and illustrated by Michael Seraphinoff

pb: 31 pages 

ISBN: 097733230

Price: $10 CAD              USD    $7

The stories in this book are great old stories from the oral folk tradition of the ancient land of Macedonia. They are meant to make us laugh and to make us think. They are fun to share with both young and old. The authors of this collection of stories are unknown Macedonian storytellers, however the translator and illustrator, Seraphinoff, is a scholar with degrees in anthropology and an M.A. in Slavic linguistics. In addition to this latest publication, Seraphinoff has written a serious dissertation, translated The Legend of Kalesh Andja and the novel Macedonian Gold.

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SILYAN THE STORK

Silyan the Stork cvr

by Marko Tsepenkov, translated by Michael Seraphinoff

Softcover

Price: $7 CAD    USD  $5.00

The folklore collector and tailor from the Macedonian town of Prilep, Marko Tsepenkov (1829-1920) heard this tale from one of his visitors sometime in the mid-19th C. the tale of Silyan the Stork is probably the best-known and the longest of all Macedonian folk tales. It tells the story of a young man, Silyan, who is transformed into a stork after a series of misadventures. During his life as a stork, he observes his family from a perch on the roof of their home and learns some important lessons about the value of family.

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BABA’S MACEDONIAN SOCKS

Baba's Macedonian Socks cvr

by Alex K. Gigeroff, (c) 1994

31 pgs Softcover        

ISBN 0-921369-14-X               

Price: $15 CAD   USD  $11

This book is based on the very first song the author learned to sing, as a child. This tale of generations haunts those with sufficient life experience to appreciate tradition and family. I suggest that you buy this for yourself, and then leave it as a legacy to your grandchildren. This is a must in every Macedonian home that has children and grandchildren!

The Society of Folk Dance Historians, Austin, Texas, says, “You will not read this book quickly. You will remember your grandparents…

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MACEDONIAN FILM: A History of Macedonian Cinema from 1905-1996

Macedonian Film

By: Ronald Holloway and Cinematheque of Macedonia

62 pages softcover

Price: $5 CAD/USD

A booklet which gives the history of Macedonian film from the Manaki Brothers and their purchase of the Camera 300 moving picture camera to the feature films of 1996. Well written and a must for anyone interested in the why and wherefore of the film industry in Macedonia.

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