Cartea scurtelor iubiri eterne

Cartea scurtelor iubiri eterne Ca o galerie de instantanee Cartea scurtelor iubiri eterne surprinde in capitole de mica intindere dar de o intensitate inegalabila opt momente de gratie dintr o existenta framintata cind manifes

  • Title: Cartea scurtelor iubiri eterne
  • Author: Andreï Makine Dan Radu Stănescu
  • ISBN: 9789734659234
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Ca o galerie de instantanee, Cartea scurtelor iubiri eterne surprinde, in capitole de mica intindere, dar de o intensitate inegalabila, opt momente de gratie dintr o existenta framintata, cind manifestarea neasteptata a iubirii preschimba clipa in eternitate Rememorind episoade disparate din copilaria, adolescenta si tineretea sa, plasate in Uniunea Sovietica din perioadaCa o galerie de instantanee, Cartea scurtelor iubiri eterne surprinde, in capitole de mica intindere, dar de o intensitate inegalabila, opt momente de gratie dintr o existenta framintata, cind manifestarea neasteptata a iubirii preschimba clipa in eternitate Rememorind episoade disparate din copilaria, adolescenta si tineretea sa, plasate in Uniunea Sovietica din perioada poststalinista si pina in anii destramarii sale, naratorul denunta dincolo de falsitatea propagandei sovietice, grotescul aranjamentelor scenice ale marilor defilari si dimensiunea carcerala a regimului absenta din paradisul utopic comunist a unui ingredient esential iubirea Singura doctrina adevarata, iubirea, da nastere, in cele mai umile locuri si in cele mai neobisnuite imprejurari, unor momente de o luminozitate, o seninatate si o candoare fara seaman, care transcend uritenia, grosolania si brutalitatea lumii.

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    1. In un mosaico di otto tessere, Makine racconta altrettanti attimi d’amore che hanno segnato la sua vita: istanti di luce privatissimi, fugaci e duraturi al contempo, nel pubblico grigiore dominante della Russia comunista - dottrina imposta*, grandezza ostentata, repressione dura di ogni dissenso.La narrazione di Makine, leggera nella forma, è profonda nella sostanza: invita ad apprezzare il fiore nella polverosa landa, a serbarlo dentro, a goderlo nel tempo lungo. Lettura bella, appagante fin [...]

    2. I'm starting to become seriously intrigued by Russia. Irene Nemirovsky introduced me to this fascinating country and because of her I have started reading Makine. I loved A Life's Music but when I first started reading 'Brief Loves That Live Forever” my impression was - disjointed and too political. The first story "The tiny minority" is about a political activist called Dmitri Ress whose health has been ruined by several stints in brutal camps. Quite a lot of time is spent on Dmitri's politic [...]

    3. This short book is called a novel. It is not: it is much more than that. I first became familiar with Makine through his autobiographical novel, Dreams of My Russian Summers, a stunning debut. I was glad to be reminded of him via this book and another one that actually does look like a novel. Brief Loves is a memoir told in eight vignettes. The last one explicates and ties together with the first one surprisingly and wonderfully well. And so the book is more like a necklace or bracelet in form. [...]

    4. “I blinked, unconsciously sensing that the problem was not just with the sun, but with the human eyesights’ inability to see beyond the fine features to the elusive beauty being born and reborn at every instant…”(p.77) This is but a tiny extract of a book that is both gentle and harsh in equal measures. There are countless other quotes that a person will be left with reading this literary joy. The author walks us through an experience of Soviet Russia, a regime which has full control of [...]

    5. Naša je kobna pogreška što tražimo trajne rajeve. Zadovoljstva koja se ne troše, trajne privrženosti, nježnosti koje imaju vitalnost lijana: drvo umire, ali njihove isprepletene stabiljike nastavljaju se zelenjeti. Zbog te opsjednutosti trajanjem propuštamo tolike kratkotrajne rajeve, jedina kojima se možemo približiti tijekom svog munjevitog smrtničkog putovanja (str. 53)

    6. Una piccolissima minoranza"Gli accondiscendenti, i cinici, i ribelli Ma ci sono ci sono anche quelli che hanno la saggezza di fermarsi in una stradina così e di guardare la neve che cade, di vedere una lampada che si è accesa oltre una finestra, di sentire l'odore del legno che brucia. Questa saggezza, solo una piccolissima minoranza sa viverla. Io l'ho scoperta troppo tardi, solo adesso inizio a conoscerla. Spesso, per abitudine, ricado nei vecchi schemi, l'ho appena fatto deridendo quei pove [...]

    7. [3.5] An ethereal novella that may appeal to those people who carry a torch for someone they once fleetingly saw in the street or on a train. Most of the encounters are described much as I'd think of a lovely misty sunset rather than a person. If you forget those briefly-glimpsed train-people within days, and your idea of "brief loves that live forever" instead involves something intellectually and physically intense, and all-consuming attention to the remarkableness of another person, Makine's [...]

    8. De brèves amours éternelles (un délicieux paradoxe qui s’explique très rapidement à la lecture du livre), la luminosité des paysages enneigés ou des villes sous le soleil estival, les idéaux amoureux et sociaux de l’enfance qui s’étiolent peu à peu à l’adolescence, des chapitres comme des courts récits ou des tableaux, l’histoire de l’URSS en parallèle de celle du narrateur et de ses amours ; ce livre d’Andreï Makine est tout cela à la fois et tellement plus aussi. P [...]

    9. As much as I wanted to embrace current or modern Russian thought and writing, this was too strained and scholarly for me, slim little number as it is.Perhaps lost in translation, but just couldn't slough through sentences like"Heady euphoria gave way to worrying surmise, doubts I quickly stifled beneath my comrades' vociferous chanting and the smell of the red paing on rain-soaked banners"Years ago I had a set of magnetic strips with words on them to create 'Fridge Poetry' as random inspiration [...]

    10. برای امتیازدهی به این کتاب بيش از پنج ستاره لازم بود. برخی داستان‌ها به حد مرگباری زیبا و به غایت غم‌انگیز بودند. ترجمه‌ی بسیار روان و انتخاب کلمات لطیف از اسدالله امرایی نیز زیبایی کتاب را دو چندان کرده. برای هدیه دادن این کتاب پیشنهاد می‌شود.

    11. Andreï Makine on armoton romantikko - ja ihanasti vanhanaikainen kertoja. Ikuisen rakkauden kosketuksia on kirjallisuuden antiikkiruusu: rakkauden hetkistä on kirjoitettu niin paljon, mutta harva kirjailija saa ne tuntumaan yhtä ainutkertaisilta kuin tämä venäläis-ranskalainen kirjailija. Rakkauksia on kaunis muistella, vaikka värit ovat jo haaleat. Orpoja, sairaita, rampoja haaveilijoita heille liian rujossa neuvostoyhteiskunnassa. Kun puhutaan rakkaudesta, heistä löytyy runoilija.Mak [...]

    12. A beautiful tribute to love and happiness- not as found in long relationships, and certainly not as found via political ideologies - neither communism nor capitalism. But rather the joy of fleeting moments and brief encounters, and the joy of simply living in the moment, enjoying nature and companionship. Looking back on his life, the narrator opines that:"The fatal mistake we make is looking for a paradise that endures.The obsession with what lasts causes us to overlook many a fleeting paradise [...]

    13. This is a tremendous example of the quite, meditative novel that winds together the quiet, spare tone of it's eight loosely connected chapters into a complete, masterful whole.A series of interlocking episodes that drifts through the totalitarian world of Brezhnev's Soviet Union, it leads us deep into the memories of a world long gone. The theme that melds together the novel is deftly woven; that is, the fleeting happiness of love in the present will always have more resonance than either rage a [...]

    14. This is a book of a set of short stories with the same narrator and his experiences of love and life in a changing Russia. Quite moving at times as the boy covers the period of his childhood in an orphanage, early romances, recovery from a helicopter accident in Afghanistan to middle age.Makine tells each story with great subtlety and empathy to the human spirit. He tries to answer the questions of what is happiness, does consumerism matter, does the form of government make your life better, and [...]

    15. This is an interesting hybrid of memoir, novel and short story collection. Each chapter or story picks out a moment of beauty as a sort of epiphany standing out among the greyness of a youth spent in Soviet Russia. Makine's writing is stylish and moving. For me this one didn't quite have the impact of his previous book The Life of an Unknown Man, but it was still well worth reading.

    16. Krásne.Malo to nádych ruskej propagandistickej histórie, ktorá sa prelínala s krátkymi (a aj trošičku dlhšími) melancholickými láskami, charakteristikami dievčat a žien, ktoré ovplyvnili život.Na prvý pohľad knižka vyzerá ako pár poviedok, nakoniec do seba krásne zapadnú ako mozaika. A sú veľmi pekné, občas trochu trpko, čo im však na pocite, ktorý ostane po ich prečítaní, len pridáva zapamätateľné predstavy.

    17. Andreï Makinen kahdeksan toisiinsa liittyvän novellin kokoelma Ikuisen rakkauden kosketuksia kertoo elämästä Neuvostoliitossa. Pääosassa on ilmeisesti Makinen alter ego, orpokodista kasvanut nuori poika josta myöhemmin kasvaa mies, joka joutuu Afganistanin sotaan ja haavoittuu helikopterionnettomuudessa. Suuressa osassa on myös toisinajattelija Dmitri Ress, jota kutsutaan Runoilijaksi. Harmaassa neuvostotodellisuudessa elää rakkautta etsiviä ja janoavia ihmisiä. Minäkertoja etsii r [...]

    18. Shortlisted for the 2015 International Dublin Literary Award. Soviet writer Makin’s book about coming of age and love in the time of Communism consists of a handful of stories about his life as an orphan, his various loves, and his friendship with a dissident, whose own love life provides the book ends to the short novel. The writing is turgid with occasional poetic flashes, and some of the stories (particularly the elderly couple at a Black Sea resort) are tender. But the characters are not e [...]

    19. The book had felt foreign at the start, with an almost childish voice with what seemed to me to be poorly structured sentences. However, as it progresses, the voice seems to mature as though along with the thought processes of the protagonist. It truly shows how one can be influenced by the regime that one grows up in. The end brings us full circle to explain the start of the story, and every separate story will feel exponentially connected as one progresses through the book. Nonetheless, I must [...]

    20. There's no doubt Makine is a vivid writer. There are exceptional images among the eight miniatures presented - the maze of scaffolding, the drunk double-amputee, the colossal orchard, Zhorka hobbling through the forest to gather mushrooms. The conceit itself - brief 'loves' (male fantasies?)that come to define memory, and categorise in some way what a totalitarian regime cannot incorporate - is less satisfactory. There's also a tendency to didactic explanation reminiscent of Kundera, though than [...]

    21. I don't normally review books here on but having finished this book I am compelled to write something. I found the writing in this short book to be exceptional in its beauty and clarity. Somehow, Andre Makine seems to be able to conjure up people and situations, in a place and time that is quite alien to me, and make them seem exceptionally vivid and real. I'm so glad I've read this beautiful book.

    22. Belle plume, plutot un receuil de nouvelles retracant des relations amoureuses malheureuses pre-chute du communisme.Plaisant

    23. ,,Statutul de îndrăgostiți liberi se înrudea cu cel al vagabonzilor, hoților și contestatarilor. Ceea ce nu era chiar fals: iubirea e subversivă în esență.”

    24. New from Makine! He is one of my favourite authors, in fact the only living and publishing one so it's always a special moment for me to get my hands on his latest novel.Brief Loves That Live Forever differs from Makine's other works in the sense that it consists of short stories, one could say "flashes" or "memories", from the life of the protagonist. It does not advance in a chronological order, neither does it give a lot into the protagonist. Who he is or what he does exactly is not at all so [...]

    25. Perhaps I had been confused by this writer. (How can something brief live forever?) Or, more likely, I read it at an unusually painful point in my life: only during the most tendon-wrenching parts.Somehow I ended up liking this somewhat less than Marx, Tolstoy, Lenin, Dickens, et al. Maybe since Makine mentioned having seizures. Maybe since I found its brevity jarring.I finished this between library aid work and going to the doctor to address that intense pain which marked the reading of this st [...]

    26. This is probably the worst book by Makine I've ever read, including his essayistic work. As a mixture between fiction and nonfiction, that is so-called real events and characters addressed in a literary way, this book partly misses its goal, which is to highlight some symptomatic Russian failed destinies (in the totalitarian era), because of the prolix style, the often unnecessary digressions and the indistinguishable line - miscarried, I would say, in this case - between fiction and reality.How [...]

    27. Possibly one of the most depressing books I've ever read. Yet weirdly enough, it left me happy in the end. Melancholy, pathos and dark humours are the main elements knitting this book. Through the story of lost love bound up in a chaotic soviet society, Makine reminds us of the value of short moments of happiness in life. Just as the narrator posed the question himself: 'I don't understand. All these people you want to bring happiness to in the future. What stops them being happy now?'This is my [...]

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