The Macedonian Tendency: Books by Michael Seraphinoff

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Books by Michael Seraphinoff

Books by Michael Seraphinoff:


This Land We Do Not GiveThis Land We Do Not Give
by Michael Seraphinoff and Chris Stefou
Original work, Nonfiction
Paperback, 270 pages
US $10; Canada $10
US orders: email Michael Seraphinoff
or call (360) 678-4168
Canada orders: Oshchima

In this book you will hear the authentic voices of the people of Macedonia, voices that to this day have been drowned out by the stronger voices of those Balkan neighbors with territorial claims on the land of their Macedonian neighbors. Authors Michael Seraphinoff and Chris Stefou chronicle Macedonian resistance to foreign occupation beginning in 1389 with the Battle of Kosovo and the Turkish conquest of the independent Balkan kingdoms and ending with the history of the most recent war in Macedonia in the year 2001.

To get your signed copy or for purchases of 10 books or more, email or (360) 678-4168


Some Great Old Stories from the Old Country - MacedoniaSome Great Old Stories
From the Old Country – Macedonia
Translated, illustrated by Michael Seraphinoff
Paperback, 31 pages
US $8; Canada $10
US orders: amazon.com
Canada orders: Canadian Macedonian
Historical Society

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.

To get your signed copy or for purchases of 10 books or more, order directly from the author: email or (360) 678-4168


The Legend of Kalesh AndjaThe Legend of Kalesh Andja
A novel by Stale Popov
Translated by Michael Seraphinoff
Paperback, 200 pages
US $10; Canada $15
US orders: amazon.com
Canada orders: Canadian Macedonian
Historical Society

The author Stale Popov was born in a small isolated mountain village of Macedonia in the final, turbulent decades of the Turkish Empire. From this background he is able to write a story for us in a voice of the traditional village storyteller that takes us on a journey into the heart and soul of the medieval Turkish Empire in Europe. His story of the brave peasant girl Andja is based on an old legend and a documented peasant rebellion against Turkish rule in the year 1565 in the Mariovo region of Macedonia. Popov offers us a window into a world and a way of life that is foreign to us today. And yet, The Legend of Kalesh Andja’s story of a struggle for freedom and justice, from far away and long ago, can still move readers, both young and
old.

To get your signed copy or for purchases of 10 books or more, order directly from the author: email or (360) 678-4168


Macedonian GoldMacedonian Gold
by Michael Seraphinoff
Original work, Fiction
Paperback, 182 pages
US $12; Canada $15
US orders: amazon.com
Canada orders: Canadian Macedonian
Historical Society

“What if” is the beginning of the creative process as there is a degree of possibility, no matter how miniscule. Seraphinoff’s book is fiction, though based on a historical certainty: the tomb of Alexander the Great has never been discovered. But suppose an archeological dig discovered it in Macedonia, and not Greece? An anthropologist from an American university joins forces with a Macedonian team to delve into the discovery. Seraphinoff embellishes the storyline with authentic details about Macedonian culture. The reader is carried along with the plot while getting a healthy dose of history for this part of the Balkans.

Mysterious and ancient cults, a strange language spoken by a particular segment of the population makes this a fascinating story. The history is easily digested as familiar surroundings in Macedonia are mentioned. And even if you know nothing about Macedonia and its history, and just love a good mystery, you will enjoy this novel.

To get your signed copy or for purchases of 10 books or more, order directly from the author: email or (360) 678-4168


The Nineteeth Century Macedonian Awakening: A Study of the Life and Works of Kiril PejchinovichThe Nineteenth Century Macedonian Awakening:
A Study of the Life and Works of Kiril Pejchinovich

by Michael Seraphinoff
Hardcover, 184 pages
US $50
To order: amazon.com

“The dissertation presented by Michael Seraphinoff is the first effort to present the life and work of Kiril Pejchinovich to the English-speaking world. Pejchinovich is regarded by many to be the founder of modern Macedonian literature and one of the earliest writers to use the dialect that lies at the base of the modern Macedonian literary language. ... Mr. Seraphinoff seeks to establish Pejchinovich’s position in American studies of Balkan culture. He brings together all the rather sparse facts that are known about Pejchinovich’s life and his literary activities, and these constitute a contribution to our understanding of the complicated emergence of Macedonian letters from the cultural backwaters that were the heritage of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans. The linguistic identity of the Macedonians and their creation of a distinct cultural realm in the center of the peninsula are not just historical questions, as the writer points out: they are topics that still reverberate throughout the area today ...”

— from the report of the Dissertation Reading Committee, Deptartment of Slavic Languages and Literature, University of Washington, August 12, 1993

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