"Barrier" ( Bulgarian. Barierata ) - the story of the Bulgarian writer Pavel Vezhinov . The story was first published in 1976 , translated into many languages, including Russian . It was first published in Russian in the journal Foreign Literature (1978, No. 1), translated by Maya Tarasova , with a foreword by Lev Ozerov .  In the USSR, the circulation of various publications exceeded 500,000 copies. In 1979, the film of the same name was shot with the participation of Innocent Smoktunovsky and Vanya Tsvetkova in the lead roles.  There are numerous theatrical productions on the plot of the story. For the story "Barrier" in 1976, Pavel Vezhinov was awarded the Dimitrov Prize . 
The cover of the early edition of The Barrier (The Bulgarian Writer, 1978)
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The story tells about the composer Anthony, who divorced his wife and is going through a difficult period in his life. Once in one of the night restaurants in Sofia, Anthony meets an unusual girl named Dorothea, who suffered a deep psychological trauma. As they meet, Dorothea becomes a pleasant conversationalist and close friend of Anthony until it becomes clear that she can fly ...