The Seeds of Fear
In 1988, Vantzeti Vassilev fled to Serbia, from where he moved on to Italy and, eventually, to New York in 1989. During his escape, Vassilev managed to bring out a copy of the manuscript Semenata na straha [The Seeds of Fear]. Another copy of the manuscript remained hidden at home, in the ceiling of his old barn, where he recovered it in 2016. In New York, Vantzeti Vassilev became an author of autobiographic novels. He also finished Semenata na straha [The Seeds of Fear] as a first-person account of the humiliation and impasse of a young scientist under the conditions of a totalitarian regime. The book was published in Sofia in 1991 with the financial support of Open Society Institute and then presented in New York.Due to its success, the book was re-issued in 2011 and presented on various occasions, widely covered by the media.
- Cover of the book: Vassilev, Vantzeti 1991: Semenata na straha [The Seeds of Fear]. Sofia: Misal 90; "Otvoreno Obshtestvo".
- Kasabova, Anelia Dr.