Cartea scurtelor iubiri eterne

Cartea scurtelor iubiri eterne[PDF / Epub] ☂ Cartea scurtelor iubiri eterne Author Andreï Makine – Oaklandjobs.co.uk 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 manifest 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 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 Cartea scurtelor PDF/EPUB ² 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. 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 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 book may not quite connect Still, he may make youaware of how even in memories from mundane urban settings which probably only Suede lyrics could romanticise , the light or the weather was interwoven with the most amazing momentsthan you d previously noticed His poetic swooning makes sense the narrator grew up in a Soviet state orphanage where kids were sexual with one another quite young, and it goes without saying that he was surrounded by ideology these things were hardly special So whilst he s not the type for long term attachments, romantic and poetic experiences are the rarest and most prized for him, and feel most rebellious against the harsh utilitarian ethos of Communism Often this is a book about the less obviously political a rare French film which got past the Soviet censors amazes and inspires its 1970s audience because a character takes a hotel room without showing any ID a scene which should give pause for thought in contemporary society As the nameless narrator grows older, his engagement with ideas and with lovers or friends thoughts increases somewhat still the wispy muslin quality swathes the writing, and his poetic idealisation sometimes IMO lapses into the cartoonish, much as it pains me to say so The first and last chapters are somewhat different earthed stories not of the narrator himself, but of his friend, a stubborn dissident named Dmitri Ress I really liked Ress story and would rather the whole book had been about him his combination of misanthropy and idealism was just what I hoped to find here Even so, this is not a bunch of blood red roses, a few thorns remaining shortish though their lifespan would be too but a handful of dandelion clocks 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 political 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 political angst and I was wary the rest of the book would be as strident I couldn t have beenwrong Politics do enter into other stories but from slightly different perspectives which helped me understand what it must have been like growing up in Russia.In She set me free from symbols a young boy becomes aware for the first time of beauty and grief in an adult Politics feature again but this time from the point of view of a child, growing up in a home run by the State In The woman who had seen Lenin the narrator is older but still at school and discovers that adults are capable of distorting the truth This is one of my favourites of the stories Then with all my being I felt wildly desperately in love Not only with Maya and her dark locks flying in the wind as she ran But also with the plants that swayed as she passed, and with that grey, sad sky and the air that smelled of rain An eternally living doctrine centres on the poverty that the narrator lives through as a child and the oasis he finds in the company of a mother and daughter who live in a little house near an old landing stage on the Volga Around a third of the way through the book I began to realise that reading each story was having an accumulative effect on my understanding of what it was like for a contemporary of mine who grew up in Russia instead of Australia Also an understanding how these brief interactions with other lives, very different from his own, had achieved such a dramatic effect on his consciousness The accumulation wasn t one story plus another story to make two And another to make three The accumulation wasdramatic than that It was almost ten fold That s when I understood how Makine was achieving this as a writer.Immediately after each story there is a stepping back to examine how the narrator feels about the event, sometimes with new information and new insights Following this is a second stepping back to examine the events from the perspective of 20, 30 or 40 years The effect is mesmerising and almost profound and adds, in my opinion, so muchto the experience of reading than just the stories themselves My all time favourite of the stories is Lovers on a stormy night In the story Makine contrasts the young couple desperately trying to find a place to make love, with a very elderly couple White Russians, remnants of the old regime living a life as exiles whilst keeping their love intact Both couples are waiting for a train and hide from the rain under a large hoarding with political slogans on it The U.S.S.R is the bulwark of peace, democracy, and friendship between peoples The young couple are aware of the old couple s presence but not the other way around They sit and listen as the elderly couple talk about old times between themselves Remember those stations after the revolution Now that really was some pushing and shoving What But we were Well, we were still disguised as peasants And then there was that day, with Red Guards all around us when you began to speak in French Now that time I really was afraidYes, I know You were exhaustedAnd the Crimea was no holiday resort in those days Far from it After this story the narrator reflects on his memory of this incident after the fall of the Berlin wall.The last story takes us fullcircle back to Dmitri Ress and the truth about his love I will end with a quote from the first story not the last There are also those who have the wisdom to pause in an alleyway like this and watch the snow falling Notice a lamp being lit in a window Inhale the scent of burning wood This wisdom only a tiny minority among us know how to live by A beautifully written collection that shines with insight and wisdom This short book is called a novel It is not it is muchthan 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 islike a necklace or bracelet in form This short book is called a novel It is not it is muchthan 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 islike a necklace or bracelet in form Makine is one of the few straight male writers I enjoy reading who clearly loves women and who writes about them and about men and women in love, in romance, in lust Why do I like him in what otherwise bores me Because he is a determined and irrepressible Romantic He s also a realist, and that means he respects women, and girls, and old grandmothers and sees in all of them potential lovers and mates not in a creepy way at all, but with great respect, admiration, and an open heart, willing to learn and adapt It s a lovely quality and it makes the vignettes of this book evenresonant and sad Each story here is about someone whose life was changed, often in an instant, but then forever, by their own self or by their love for someone else usually changed for the worst, it is true This is often tragic enough, but Makine places each story into a particular time and place in the last four decades of the Soviet Union s history that he experienced, automatically adding political and ideological difficulties and tragedies to what is already never very easy The youth who for a love of a wild girl becomes a career dissident while she panics and ends up being a major cog in the same Party world they abhorred is the key story and the others follow Each is perfectly told, with an economy and precision of scene, character, background and of words too Some of them are heartbreaking sad Others are wry and world weary Only a great writer and one who has lived these vignettes could pull off such a book hauntingly poetic, achingly beautiful 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 the live 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 the lives of its citizens in all ways but one, it cannot control their love You almost feel like the reason behind the dismantling of the USSR is the regime s lack of understanding towards this emotion, essential for the existence of humanity This book is beautifully written and translated, bringing up vivid images of love in a Russian that is cold, distant and unforgiving The author follows the reminiscence of a man on love, his love and the love of an acquaintances that has left a deep impact through the brief time they have known each other The book leaves you feeling melancholy in the most freeing way, as strange as that may sound A must read 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 likeHeady 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 inspira 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 likeHeady 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 strikes That pretty much sums up this reading experience 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 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 Amazing stuff A great read. 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 parad 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, the only kind we can aspire to in the course of our lightening journey through this vale of tears These often makes their dazzling appearance in places so humble and ephemeral that we refuse to linger there The book is told as the narrator recalling such moments and the theme is perhaps best expressed by an episode in the middle of the book As a teenager, a female friend challenges the narrators view of happiness being the creation of an ideal fraternal society A doctrine What for We re happy here, admit it We re happy because the air smells of snow and spring Because the sun s been warming the planks, becauseYes, because we re together Indeed the narrator suggests that this form of serenity indifferent to the ugliness and coarseness of the world is aeffective form of resistance to the regime than the usual dissident and intellectual circles Andrei Makine writes some of the most lyrical prose in modern European literature, and this is a fine addition to an impressively accumulating body of work 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 haveresonance than either rage a 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 haveresonance than either rage at the past or the promise of the future Certainly one of the best books I ve read this year Highly recommended

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Cartea scurtelor iubiri eterne
  • Andreï Makine
  • Romanian
  • 07 May 2019
  • 9734659235