An open letter to Julia Kristeva

by Владимир Сабоурин

 

Mrs. Krasteva,

I appeal to you as a member of the Editorial Board of the Literary Journal (Literaturen Vestnik), whose collaborator I used to be for many years.

Following the announcement made by the Dossier Commiittee (Committee for disclosing the documents and announcing affiliation of Bulgarian citizens to the State Security and intelligence services and of the Bulgarian National Army) on March 27, 2018, the Editorial Board of the Literary Journal issued an editorial comment acknowledging the legitimacy of the Commission’s decision, however without affecting your status as a member of the Editorial Board of the journal.

As an editor of a Bulgarian periodical, I believe it is inappropriate you to continue to be a member of the Editorial Board of the Literary Journal, which publicly declares in its editorial comment its commitment to illuminating the past by declassifying all the archives that you, considering your case, emphatically rejected.

Whatever the grounds for the Editorial Board of the Literary Journal to belittle the issue of your withdrawal from the Editorial Board, they should not carry weight for you in view of your clear position not to acknowledge the truth of what the Committee has announced on the dossier.

That is why I urge you to take the initiative and to withdraw from the Editorial Board of the Literary Journal.

Sincerely,
Vladimir Sabourin,
Editor of New Social Poetry magazine,

13.04.2018
Sofia

 

Translated from Bulgarian by Ventsislav Arnaoudov

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements