Заповедник - Авторский сборник

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  • [PDF] Заповедник - Авторский сборник | by ç Sergei Dovlatov
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  1. SERGEI DOVLATOV Russian was born in Ufa, Bashkiria U.S.S.R , in 1941 He dropped out of the University of Leningrad after two years and was drafted into the army, serving as a guard in high security prison camps In 1965 he began to work as a journalist, first in Leningrad and then in Tallinn, Estonia After a period of intense harassment by the authorities, he emigrated to the United States in 1978 He lived in New York until his death in 1990.

609 Reply to “Заповедник - Авторский сборник”

  1. I love this book, the author, the whole ironic almost dissident voice Funny and compassionate, the writer Boris Alikhanov based on Dovlatov cannot get published in Soviet Russia He has left his wife and daughter to work as a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve, staffed by very strange devotees to Pushkin The writing is hilariously understated and brimming with sad truths When Boris gets to the Preserve he has not yet been trained as a guide Here is a slice of excellence Do look at the guide [...]


  2. What s , Misha s speech was organized in a remarkable way Only nouns and verbs were pronounced with clarity and dependability Mostly in inappropriate combinations All secondary parts of speech Mikhail Ivanovich used at his sole discretion Whichever ones happened to turn up Never mind the prepositions, particles and conjunctions He created them as he went along His speech was not unlike classical music, abstract art or the song of a goldfinch Emotions clearly prevailed over meaning Misha s overtu [...]


  3. 3.5 Boris is a failure, he is an alcoholic, an unpublished author, recently divorced and is not sure where his life will take him So he takes a job as a guide at the Pushkin preserve, where everyone loves Pushkin This is a very quick read, so much of the book is dialogue, both ironic and pithy observations of dialogue Seems he is a rarity at the preserve, he is male and many of the women seem to love him Will he find his sense of self there First read for me by this author, will definitely look [...]


  4. Two words Hilarious, poignant That pretty much sums up this novella about dissidence, dissolution of one s life and of Soviet Russia , and drink Glad I read it 5 stars.


  5. Bottom line Not as funny or moving in English as the hype promises I don t know how it reads in Russian, but in English translation much of the language felt too much like farce and the story line was not sufficiently intriguing to hold my interest.Sergei Dovlatov 1941 1990 comes highly praised by his contemporary, Nobel Prize winning poet Joseph Brodsky and is described in a NYRB article by Masha Gessen as a great creator of sayings and humor in Russian his effect on Russian is said to be compa [...]


  6. What s your pleasure a waiter asks My pleasure, I said, is for everyone to be kind, humble and courteous Narrated in the first person, we get hilarious observations on rural life in pre collapse Russia but underneath the jokes there are ruminations about art, writing, censorship, exile, love, and life in general With it s numerous notes, I feel like I missed less that I might have, but still feel I missed a lot due to my limited knowledge of Russian political and cultural history.


  7. hilarious dialog novel of a kind hearted sap, who loses everything to his drunken ways forced to seek some sort of employment, he gets a gig as a tour guide a pushkin hills preserve not that fantastic really, really a fast and informative read into the life essence of russians too much vodka and heart.


  8. Humorous short story by an under appreciated author Sergei Dovlatov Add a star if you a student of Russian literature and politics.


  9. Another tragic and sad Russian book I felt transported to the location and could feel the pain some bits of humor as well I think I may be over my enjoyment of sad Russian literature for a bit.




  10. I love Dovlatov His pithy and humorous depiction of life in the late Soviet Union is always exactly right Indispensable reading for students of the Russian psyche.



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