Dora Gabe

About Dora Gabe

Who is it?: Poet
Birth Day: August 16, 1886
Birth Place: Dabovik, Bulgarian
Died On: 16 November 1983(1983-11-16) (aged 97)\nSofia, Bulgaria
Birth Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Poet
Language: Bulgarian
Alma mater: Sofia University, University of Grenoble, University of Geneva
Genre: Poetry

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Dora Gabe was born on August 16, 1886 in Dabovik, Bulgarian, is Poet. Dora Gabe was a renowned poetess from Bulgaria who wrote and translated for most of the 20th century. She was born to a journalist father and was given a strong foundation by him. She went to university to study Natural Sciences and, in consecutive years, travelled abroad where she learned to speak many languages. Starting at a young age, she was asked to translate many works by renowned authors and government officials alike. She carried these works along the way with her as she went on a grand tour of Europe, lecturing about Bulgarian literature and the political turmoil of the time. She also wrote many original pieces -- poetry was her main focus; she published works such as ‘Spring’ and ‘Don’t Come Near Me!’ which were received very well at the time. They have endured the test of time, still being read and studied in Bulgarian schools. She also wrote a lot for children, publishing books and editing a couple of magazines designed for schools. She teamed up with other authors in Europe and founded the Bulgarian PEN Club, which was aimed to improve creative communication during the difficult times of the world wars. She is still remembered for this and for serving as chairman of this organization. She also worked for the Bulgarian Embassy in Poland as their counselor for cultural affairs, a major position for a woman to hold during that time.
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In 1900 in Shumen, she published one of her first poems called "Spring" in the literary journal "Youth". Soon after, she published a series of poems in the magazines "Thought", "Democratic Review" and "New Society" in 1905–1906. This marked the start of her literary career.


Dora Gabe was the daughter of Peter Gabe, an immigrant from Russia, who became the first Jew to be elected to the Bulgarian National Assembly. When he was barred from taking office, he turned to journalism and became a well known public figure in Bulgaria. Dora attended high school in Varna, and then pursued a degree in Natural Sciences at Sofia University (1904). Later, she studied French Philology in Geneva and Grenoble (1905–1906). She taught French in Dobrich (1907). From 1911 to 1932, she resided abroad in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, The Czech Republic, France, The United Kingdom with her husband Prof. Boyan Penev. In the 1920s and 1930s, she gave numerous lectures on political and cultural issues such as the development of Bulgarian literature and the fate of the Dobruja region.


From 1917 to the end of her life, Dora Gabe actively engaged in translation. She translated the works of Adam Mickiewicz, Maria Konopnicka, Stanisław Wyspiański, Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer, Juliusz Słowacki, Władysław Reymont, Jan Kasprowicz, Henryk Sienkiewicz, B. Leader, Adolf Dygasiński, L. Staffan, A. Slonimsky, Julian Tuwim, K. Alberti, I. Volker, F. Fletch, Vítězslav Nezval, Karel Čapek, G. Jian, Y. Seifert, A. Slutsk, V. Bronevski, C. Imber, Samuil Marshak, E. Kamberos, R. Bumi-Papa, M. Lundemis, Yiannis Ritsos and many others. She was fluent in Polish, Czech, Russian, French, and Greek.


In the 1920s-30s, she published poetry for adults and children, travelogues, stories, essayistic fiction, impressions, theater reviews, articles on issues of foreign and Bulgarian literature, biographical sketches of poets and Writers in magazines such as "Contemporary Thought " Zlatorog, "Polish-Bulgarian review", "Democratic Review," "Falling Leaves", "Dobrudjanski review", "Art and Criticism", "Slovo", "Age", "Journal of Women", "Free Speech," "Dawn," "Women's Voice", "thought", "Contemporary", "Journal of newspapers", "Dnevnik", "Fireworks". She contributed to various in children's periodicals such as "Firefly", "Children's joy," "Children's World", "Drugarche", "Children's Life", "Iveta", "Nightingale ","Merry band", "Window" and others.


Dora Gabe was one of the founders of the Bulgarian-Polish Committee (1922) and the Bulgarian PEN Club (1927). She served as a longtime President for the latter. She was counselor for cultural affairs at the Bulgarian Embassy in Warsaw (1947–1950), and a representative of Bulgaria in the International Congress of PEN clubs.


In 1925, the Ministry of Education in Bulgaria assigned Dora Gabe to edit the series "Библиотека за най-малките" ("Library for the youngest"). She also served as the Editor of the children's magazine "Window" (1939–1941).


After 1944, she was widely published in the most popular Bulgarian newspapers and journals, as well as in the children's magazine "Nightingale", "Squad" "Children, art, books," and others. "Violets", Gabe's first lyrical poetry book, demonstrates Secession sentimentalism and a deep understanding of symbolism.


In 1968, she was awarded the title "Honorary citizen of the city Tolbuhin".