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Ленинград

Ленинград summary ¶ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Игорь Вишневецкий ✓ 8 free read Rom newspapers and NKVD documents is a uniue amalgam of documentary philosophical novel and black humo. c Trounin

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Ленинград summary ¶ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Игорь Вишневецкий ✓ 8 free read Garde this masterful mixture of prose and poetry excerpts from private letters and diaries and uotes f. Beautiful impressionistic novel of the Leningrad siege told through a number of perspectives in both verse and prose diaries 3rd person narrative letters as deeply into Russia as I am now I felt this was compelling and incredibly well done and absorbing though slighter than than I d hoped The varieties of form suggested it would be a difficult read but it was uite straightforward Anyone who liked The Madonnas of Leningrad will love this a Russian artist s take on living inside that city during its horrendous siege I just wished it was longer I did find myself hearing Shostakovich s Symphony No 7 Leningrad in my head as I read it The amount of focus on the religious seemed an interesting and contemporary choiceThe WWII backdrop and the Shostokovich theme that continuously insinuated itself in my head kept recalling a much heftier prosier book which I adored William Vollman s National Book Award winner Europe Central especially the love story between Elena and Shostokovich also the small but intensely satisfying novel Liuidation by the Hungarian Nobelist Imre Kertesz not to mention the brilliant avant garde memoir of the Russian Formalist Viktor Shklovsky A Sentimental Journey Hear they re making a movie of it that Vishnevetsky a poet has written and directed

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Ленинград summary ¶ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Игорь Вишневецкий ✓ 8 free read Closing the gap between the contemporary Russian novel and the masterpieces of the early Soviet avant. This review was originally written for and posted at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography s site I purchased this book with the intention of reviewing itIgor Vishnevetsky s Leningrad combines poetry and prose newspaper articles and personal journals publicized tallies and top secret communiues to paint a complete and completely bleak image of Leningrad Blockage era Russia and the full scope of horrors that can rain down on a war pummeled city while its residents try to hold their lives together throughout an increasingly turbulent periodAs history is reduced to numbers and outcomes and notable skirmishes with the ever widening distance separating then from now it s easy to forget that people did their best to live through times of far reaching upheaval and misery that encroached most disastrously on their smaller worlds Here Vishnevetsky presents us with Gleb Alfani a composer and his lover Vera as the intimate connection between a ravaged city and its residents desperate attempts to preserve the humanity that they need to survive in a brutal environment Gleb distracts himself from both a hopeless world and the barrage of ammunition disfiguring his home by drowning out the cacophony of ceaseless fire with the opera he superstitiously believes will keep him and his beloved safe as long as he s composing it Vera s safety becomes a paramount concern when she divulges her pregnancy already a complication in turbulent times where death far outpaces births but an even daunting hurdle since Vera s husband is both a naval officer in the war effort and very obviously not the child s father She flees Leningrad in the hopes of finding refuge instructing Gleb to follow her once he receives her next letter but his emaciated body and weakened spirit soon fall victim to a flu that leaves him delirious and split from reality Spring eventually returns to Leningrad and health finally returns to Gleb but the world he is reborn to is nothing like the one he once knewAside from their roles as the beating heart in the political history of war Gleb and Vera as well as their friends and family orbiting the periphery of the plot are witnesses who provide their own personal narratives about struggling through another day clinging to the things that gave their life meaning before and how those things become frivolous necessities as the life rafts keeping their rapidly deflating morale afloat The continuation and preservation of art is a recurring theme throughout this short book A minor character retrieves rare books from bombed out buildings Vera s husband writes of how he feels that the time he once spent painting now seems absolutely ludicrous in comparison with the immense unifying cause propelling us all forward though the painting to which he refers is the lone item in Vera s apartment that glimmers with hope when Gleb goes looking for her and finds only a long empty residence Gleb slips into poesy in some of his journal entries finding dark beauty in a devastated world and imposing metered order on a time when chaos ruled and later mourns the books he sacrificed to the fire that kept him warm throughout the unforgiving winter The aesthetic value of artistic pursuits aside holding tight to one s appreciation of art is how these characters preserved elements of pre war life fighting impending death and coping with persistent uncertainty by remembering the things that gave beauty to the world and brought them happinessThe importance of bearing witness to the unenviable epoch in which they lived and to which they had front row seats is among the primary functions Vishnevetsky s characters serve One of Gleb s first journal entries talks of how a friend confessed that being confronted with death leaves him in a state of arousal rather than being a deviant s admission it highlights how the triumph of living when thousands die each month is an understandably muddled confused thing Some characters find themselves almost gloating to the corpses they ve stepped over in the streets so giddy they are with life hard as it is while others try not to take in too much if any of their sualid environment But no judgement is imparted to make one reaction seem honorable than the other Vishnevetsky merely uses each character s response to meteoric body counts to color their personalities demonstrating how the coping mechanisms of the living are as varied as their methods of survival While some characters need to record the loss and desolation of the times especially once discrepancies arise between what they ve seen and what official documents claim others merely want to survive and looking too closely at the carnage surrounding them would only deliver the final blow of emotional defeat Self denial looks an awful lot like self preservation in the right circumstances and as accounts of cannibalism rise and Gleb s instructions to himself about what does and doesn t prove to be edible betray the desperate edges of madness it is increasingly clear that each individual must decide for themselves what desperation looks like and how they must harness it to see another daySince the world has a cruel way of moving on despite the sufferings of its inhabitants the first spring of the siege finally comes and is wholly incongruent with the winter that still clutches at the hearts of those who have lost and suffered through so much But it is proof that all things will pass and that time always shuffles onward and the most we can do is learn from the past and remember its harsh imperatives While time does not heal all wounds hindsight is a stern teacher that is keen to remind its students that life goes on for those who are strong enough to forge ahead with it It is in this truth that the crux of Leningrad s lesson dwells the affirmation of life s ability to take root in the most hard scrabble inconceivably hostile elements as long as there is something to live for

  • Paperback
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  • Ленинград
  • Игорь Вишневецкий
  • English
  • 09 September 2018
  • 9781564789020

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    (Ленинград) [PDF/EBOOK] ç Игорь Вишневецкий Игорь Вишневецкий ✓ 8 free read read & download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Игорь Вишневецкий This review was originally written for and posted at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography's site I purchased this book with the intention of reviewing itIgor Vishnevetsky's Leningrad combines poetry and prose newspaper articles and personal journals publicized tallies and top secret communiues to paint a co

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    summary Ленинград (Ленинград) [PDF/EBOOK] ç Игорь Вишневецкий Игорь Вишневецкий ✓ 8 free read Beautiful impressionistic novel of the Leningrad siege told through a number of perspectives in both verse and prose diaries 3rd person narrative letters as deeply into Russia as I am now I felt this was compelling and incredibly well done and absorbing though slighter than than I'd hoped The varieties of form suggested it would be a difficult read but it was uite straightforward Anyone who liked The Madonnas of Leningrad will love this a

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    summary Ленинград (Ленинград) [PDF/EBOOK] ç Игорь Вишневецкий read & download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Игорь Вишневецкий Оставим в стороне “Новую словесность” Сия премия зарождалась в муках иначе не объяснить выбираемых для её получения лауреатов Допустим Игорь Вишневецкий написал короткое произведение о блокаде Ленинграда где не сообщил дополнительных по

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    summary Ленинград read & download ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Игорь Вишневецкий Игорь Вишневецкий ✓ 8 free read Short novel set in the horrors of the siege of Leningrad with a group of Russian intellectuals struggling to survive whilst also keeping their tiresome love affairs going It may be the fault of the translator but I couldn't find their lives as interesting as the background detail coldly conveyed in monthly statistics about popula

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