SOFIA, Bulgaria -- Writer Yordan Radichkov, famous for his parodies of human nature and the Communist regime, died Jan. 21 at his home of multiple ailments following a stroke five years ago. He was 75.
One of Bulgaria's most prolific writers, Mr. Radichkov had his short stories translated into numerous European languages. His play, "Lazaritsa," tells of a man who wants to kill his dog after it faithfully served him for years, an allusion to the Communist Party's persecution of intellectuals.
The human yearning for freedom inspired his landmark play "An Effort at Flying."