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Yuri Olesha (1899–1960)

Autor(a) de Envy

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Obras por Yuri Olesha

Envy (1927) 647 exemplares
Envy, and Other Works (1967) 87 exemplares
The Three Fat Men (1924) 77 exemplares
Love and Other Stories (1961) 25 exemplares
No Day Without a Line (1979) — Autor — 19 exemplares
The complete plays (1983) 8 exemplares
Verhalen (2016) 6 exemplares
Farewell Book (2007) 5 exemplares
Избранное 4 exemplares
Envy & The Unknown Artist (1947) — Autor — 3 exemplares
Povesti i rasskazy 3 exemplares

Associated Works

The Portable Twentieth Century Russian Reader (1985) — Contribuidor — 392 exemplares
Magical Realist Fiction: An Anthology (1984) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Great Soviet Short Stories (1962) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares
Extreme Fiction: Fabulists and Formalists (2003) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
20th Century Russian Drama (1963) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
New World Writing 14 (1950) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Der Irrtum. Russische Erzählungen. (1999) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Chaplin básnik smiechu a sľz (1964) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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I read it in the past (right after 1989 of the Romanian Revolution). It is a colorful and savory mix expressing a sympathetic trilogy.
The children will be a little bit agitated about the evolution of the events, but they will remain overflowing realism. The people always rise against the tyrants, and each time it is defeated.
 
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catafest | Dec 31, 2022 |
I confess I had a bit of trouble following. Maybe some of the allegories for early Soviet bureaucracy were lost on me. I'd be curious to read it again in a different translation, but maybe not curious enough to do so.

I just read John Haskell's The Tramp in the latest A Public Space, which is a weirdly literal retelling of the Charlie Chaplin movie, but the mirrored trope of the vagrant picked up by the rich guy, allowed to live in his home, still lacks depth for me. Again, I feel I may lack the cultural context.… (mais)
 
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Latkes | 4 outras críticas | May 2, 2019 |
Brilliantly double-hearted attack on the Soviet system and the new man. At times hilarious, but also grim and tragical. The heroic, but selfdestructive resistance of Iwan Babitsjew and his final confrontation with his arrogant and overbearing brother is one of the highlights of this book.
 
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lest | 4 outras críticas | Jan 11, 2016 |
Here's a question for you: What do you get when you cross Dostoyevsky's underground man, Gogol's wicked satire, a Nabokovian gift for metaphor, and place them in early Soviet Russia?

Unfortunately, something less than the sum of its parts.

Envy is set in 1920s Soviet Russia, with a drunken loser, Kavalerov, living in the home of a porcine official sausage-maker, Babichev, who is beloved by all. Kavalerov hates Babichev's guts, and writes a letter full of bile against him. Soon after, there's some family drama with Babichev's brother, Ivan.

The language, aside from a few fantastic metaphors, is dull. The narrative is gormless, and largely exists to string together the better moments together. For a 'Modernist' work, it is not as metaphorical or colorful, like Petersburg. I'm not sure whether to ascribe it to undiscovered Soviet editorial mangling, or a subpar translation (the NYRB edition). A pity.
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HadriantheBlind | 4 outras críticas | Mar 30, 2013 |

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Obras
40
Also by
10
Membros
937
Popularidade
#27,412
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
6
ISBN
59
Línguas
9
Marcado como favorito
6

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