Ñ Метель À Download by ↠´ Vladimir Sorokin La tormenta di Sorokin un libro profondamente radicato nella tradizione letteraria, ma non solo russa Questo non significa che non aggiunge niente di nuovo, seguendo pedissequamente percorsi gi tracciati, ma che nel contesto contemporaneo si serve di elementi tipici dell immaginario russo creato nei due tre secoli che ci precedono Il romanzo strizza l occhio alla tradizione gi a partire dal titolo, Metel, ripreso da un famosissimo racconto di Pu kin in cui la tormenta ostacola tragicamente i piani degli uomini , la tormenta, un tipico esempio di stichija, di quella forza elementare, rappresentata da fenomeni naturali o sentimenti incontrollati, che sopraff l uomo e sconvolge i suoi intenti, una forza molto presente non solo nella letteratura russa, ma nella Russia in generale in questo contesto di stichija che il dottor Garin si mette in viaggio, su una propulsoslitta ma in russo c scritto samokat, monopattino messa in moto da 50 cavallini chiusi nel cofano Dal momento in cui la slitta parte, ogni coordinata spazio temporale sparisce, lo spazio russo domina la trama e il tempo sospeso tra un futuro postapocalittico e i passati, imperiale e sovietico, della Russia anche i personaggi sono un po nuovi gli esseri postapocalittici, i vitaminder e un po vecchi il vetturino, la mugnaia , cos l unica dimensione spazio temporale certa resta quella del testo Lampante agli occhi degli amanti delle Anime morte la ripresa della figura gogoljana della trojka Russia che vola verso un futuro radioso nella Tormenta la trojka trasformata in propulsoslitta, e su di essa corrono i due volti della Russia, il vetturino e l intellighent, spinti dalla missione del dottor Garin, l intellighent, di fermare un epidemia nel villaggio di Dolgoe Sar banale, ma secondo me in questa immagine c tutta la Russia, spinta sempre da una missione non ben definita, che giustifica tutto, tutte le sbandate e tutti i sacrifici e alla fine il sacrificio sempre quello del popolo una missione che giustifica la Russia nel suo seguire un percorso diverso da quello degli altri paesi, per indicare il quale i russi hanno coniato l espressione osobyj put , via particolare, appunto Che poi sia una via che non porta da nessuna parte un altro discorso Interessante l uso che fa Sorokin delle metafore e delle immagini mi riferisco, per esempio, al fatto che i cavalli del motore sono fisicamente dei cavalli, e non solo un unit di misura che indica la potenza, o che una delle figure letterarie pi diffuse nell ambito russo, quella del malen kij elovek, il piccolo uomo senza qualit particolari, che fa una fatica tremenda a stare al mondo, rappresentato nel romanzo da un uomo davvero piccolo, cos piccolo che usa un ditale come bicchiere Queste concretizzazioni di immagini e metafore suggeriscono che la lingua a precedere la realt , che l espressione piccolo uomo a definire le dimensioni effettive della persona, e far precedere il linguaggio rispetto alla realt conferma l appartenenza al postmodernismo di Sorokin Non , per , questo, un postmodernismo fastidioso come poteva essere quello della Coda, romanzo scritto da Sorokin ormai tantissimo tempo fa La tormanta adatta anche a chi ama i romanzi di impianto pi tradizionale Certo, sempre di Sorokin si tratta.
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S mi scuso per la marea di corsivi e parole russe, ma questo racconto cos russo che non potevo evitare.
Rus edebiyat n n sadece eskide kalmad n hala ya ad n g steren kitaplar beni mutlu ediyor Mektuplar n roman ndan sonra gen bir Rus yazardan okudu um ikinci kitap oldu Tipi Ger i kitaba as l dikkatimi eken Engin e te ekk r etmezsem haks zl k olur Bu yorumu da te ekk r ama l eklemek istedim a k as O s ylemeseydi belki ge fark ederdim ama illaki bir yerde kesi irdi yolum bu kitapla Kesi irdik nk kitap sadece modern Rus edebiyat na dair olmakla kalm yor ayn zamanda masals b y l anlat m yla da ilgimi fazlaca cezbediyor Masal n bi im bilimine g re t m masallar a a yukar bir yol hikayesidir kahraman bir yolculu a kar ve olaylar, maceralar geli ir Bu modern masalda da kahraman m z doktor Platon lyi Garin, Dolgoye k y ndeki hastalara yard m etmek i in yola kar ancak k zak Perhu a ile ilk kar la t andan itibaren yolun bamba ka yerlere varaca bellidir te bu iki yolcunun o yolda hem birlikte hem de ayr ayr ya ad klar , d nd kleri, hat rlad klar g zel bir okuma maceras na d n yor O so uk do adaki gizeme sizi de pe inden s r kl yor.
Oversat Af Tine RoesenI En Nedfrosset Fremtidig Verden Haster L Gen Garin Af Sted I Kane For At Redde Sine Landsm Nd Fra En Udenlandsk Pest M Rket Falder P , M Nen Lader Sig Ane I Glimt, Og Kulden Bider Intet M Forsinke Ham I M Llen Venter Den Fede, Varme M Llerkone, Og Ude P Den Bne Steppe Frister Narkopushere Hestene Slider, Ulvene Samler Sig, Og Vejen Deles Og Forsvinder I Snefoget Snart Er Garin Og Hans Kusk P Vej Ind I Alle Tiders Litter Re Russiske Snestorm Deutsche Rezension unten.
A truly original and atmospheric dystopian novel, nice language too Der Arzt Garin strandet auf dem Weg in das Dorf Dolgoje in einer Kutschenstation, denn dort gibt es angesichts des w tenden Schneesturms keine Pferde zum Wechseln Garin reagiert w tend, wird er doch dringend in Dolgoje erwartet, wo eine seltsame Pest ausgebrochen ist und der Impfstoff, den er mit sich f hrt, dringend ben tigt wird In seiner Not wendet er sich an den Brotkutscher Kosma, genannt der Kr chz Dieser willigt ein, ihn mit seinem von 50 Kleinpferden gezogenes Schneemobil in das Dorf zu bringen.
W hrend der ersten Lese bzw H rminuten w hnt sich der Leser bzw H rer in einer Szenerie aus dem Russland des 19 Jahrhunderts Sp testens, als von winzigen Pferden die Rede ist, die ein Schneemobil ziehen, und von weiteren seltsamen Kreaturen und Technologien, wird jedoch klar Wir befinden uns in einer Dystopie Welchen Zeitraum wir uns vorzustellen haben und wie es zu dem offensichtlichen R ckschritt der Menschheit kam, wird nicht erkl rt, doch der Autor wartet im Verlauf des Buchs immer wieder mit wirklich originellen Ideen f r die Entwicklung alternativer Technologien auf, die f r mich angesichts der erzeugten Atmosph re gleichzeitig den gr ten Unterhaltungswert und die gr te St rke des Romans darstellen Das Buch liest bzw h rt sich kurzweilig, die Sprache ist gehoben, sehr angenehm Spannung wird durch die ganze Situation erzeugt Wird es dem Doktor und dem Kr chz gelingen, nach Dolgoje zu gelangen Welchen Seltsamheiten werden die unterwegs noch begegnen Und was ist das f r eine geheimnisvolle Krankheit, die etwas Merkw rdiges mit den Menschen zu machen scheint Die Hauptprotagonisten sind sehr unterschiedliche Typen, der Doktor pflichtbewusst, aber leicht auffahrend, Kosma aka Kr chz bem ht, bescheiden und vor allem auf das Wohlergehen seiner Pferdchen bedacht, was ihn zu der sympathischeren der beiden Figuren macht Wir erfahren ber beide verschiedene Einzelheiten aus ihrer Vergangenheit, ohne dabei ber ihren gesamten Lebensweg informiert zu werden.
Das Ende empfand ich als etwas unbefriedigend, ich h tte gerne noch mehr erfahren, mehr Aufl sungen f r Aspekte der Geschichte erhalten, es ist jedoch absolut stimmig.
Ich habe russische Literatur bisher str flich vernachl ssigt in meinem Leseleben, dieses originelle Buch mit seiner sch nen Sprache hat mir sehr viel Lust auf mehr gemacht.
Ich brauche kaum zu erw hnen, dass Stefan Kaminski seinen Job gro artig macht, er ist der talentierteste H rbuchsprecher, den ich kenne.
read 12 20 15 1 1 165 Stars Highly Recommended The Next Best BookPages 192Publisher FSGReleased December 2015Translated by Jamey GambrellWhat better day to review Vladimir Sorokin s The Blizzard, as I sit here on the couch in the midst of our very own blizzard Wrapped up in the relative warmth of a fuzzy blanket, hands cupping a mug of spiced tea, as the wind whips the ever falling snow back and forth beyond my front windows, it s easy to take for granted the bone chilling, snot freezing cold that our brave protagonist ventures out into in an attempt to save a small 19th century town from the grips of a terrifying zombie plague Doctor Garin holds the vaccine that will stop the epidemic from spreading and feels compelled to bully his way through the wicked snow storm, which currently has him stalled and horseless at a station house After much shouting and cursing, the stationmaster is finally convinced to hook Garin up with Crouper, a local bread man with a fleet of partridge sized ponies and a sled, who might be convinced to take the pushy doctor where he is determined to be Garin applies the same bossy tactics with Crouper, who reluctantly agrees to head out into the raging storm, against better judgment A trip that, under normal circumstances, should take but a few hours slowly and painfully turns into a never ending battle of man vs nature.
It s the kind of book where nothing really happens but everything is just told so perfectly that you really don t care It s got just the right touch of the fantastical too I m calling it soft apocalyptic fantastical fiction The zombies, strangely, never make an appearance, but other odd and wonderous things do The deeper into the storm we travel, the fantastical and otherworldly their circumstances become and all the while our characters grow and suspended in this sort of timeless past future, which adds to the overall awesomeness of the novel.
It s beautiful, relentless, and tenderly harsh.
I received a copy of this from the publisher through Edelweiss.
This is my first read of Sorokin, although I ve had Day of the Oprichnik marked to read for a while He is a living Russian author but the setting for Blizzard is 19th century Russia, so it feels like going back to the time of Tolstoy Except there is a town suffering from a virus that turns them into zombies, and the doctor has the vaccine they need The blizzard and other bizarre events are working against his attempts to get to them.
There are a few other random future tech things like the vitaminders and zoogenesis, and teeny tiny horses Brr.
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5 StarsTranslated into English from Russian The Blizzard A Novel is a quirky short story and I loved it The premise of this dystopian story is simple A Dr stranded in a blizzard, has the vaccine to prevent people from turning into Zombies Okay.
sounds interesting I haven t read too many Zombie books, but I thought I would give it a try.
and I am glad that I did This story is about the journey of a Dr who wants to do his job save people s lives What an adventure You will read about, dwarves, giants, partridge sized horses, gypsies and lots and lots of snow.
If you are looking for a fast paced thriller, with all of the ends tied up in a bow, this is probably not the book for you This story is the definition of the word, absurd wildly unreasonable, illogical, inappropriate, preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, foolish, silly, inane, imbecilic, insane, harebrained, and cockamamie.
So far, I would say that this is my favorite book of the year Major Spoiler Alerts As for the Zombies, they never show their faces.
nsan n iliklerine i leyen so uk, dinmeyen tipi Hedefe bir t rl var lamayan yol Tabiat artlar kar s ndaki aresizlik, yoldaki aksilikler, anlat ma e lik eden masals eler c celer, devler, hayalle ger e in kah sava kah uzla mas B t n bunlar okuru yerine m hlayacak bir hikaye yaratmaya yetecekken, bunu birde a da Rus yazar olan Sorokin den okumak Yeterince art ya sahip bir kitap olarak kar m zda duruyor Tipi lk sayfadan itibaren ba layan yolculu a ekip al yor okuyucuyu Hem i sel yolculu un derinlerine dal yor insan, hem de fiziken o yolculuktaym gibi kar s na kacak engelleri a maya al yor Debelenip duruyor, kendi derslerini kar yor, Perhu a ya kat l p neden sonu ili kisine inan yor bazen ya da Garin e bak p yeni bir ba lang istiyor t m kalbiyle Ama madem ki bu bir yolculuk herkesin kendi hikayesi olmal diyip bamba ka diyarlara dal yor Yoldayken daire izmemek gerek, varmak i in bu d ng y k rmal diye kapat yor son sayfay.
H zla ak p giden, insan d nd ren, belki biraz karamsar ama okumaya de er bir kitap Tipi.



The Blizzard is thoroughly stylized to the Russian classical fiction of the nineteenth century with an exception of the one little twist And this little twist is a grand shift in reality Now, the lot of ye we gonna go for a drive Crouper asked his horses, and they neighed even louder.
The younger ones reared and bucked the shaft horses and the steppe horses snorted, shook their manes, and nodded Crouper lowered his large, rough hand, still holding the piece of bread in the other, and began petting the horses His fingers caressed their backs, stroked their manes, and they neighed, tossing their heads and stretching their necks They playfully nipped his hand with their tiny teeth and pressed their warm nostrils against his fingers Each horse was no bigger than a partridge He knew every single one of them and could tell you what its story was, where it was from, and how he got it, how it worked, who its parents were, and describe its likes and dislikes its personality.
There are normal sized horses and there are tiny horses And there are tremendous horses as well.
There are normal sized people and there are midgets And there are also giants.
Then the plot starts developing as in the famous Alexander Pushkin s poem Devils On and on our coach advances, Little bell goes din din din Round are vast, unknown expanses Terror, terror is within Faster, coachman Can t, sir, sorry Horses, sir, are nearly dead I am blinded, all is blurry, All snowed up can t see ahead Sir, I tell you on the level We have strayed, we ve lost the trail What can we do, when a devil Drives us, whirls us round the vale So it goes but slowly the story turns into a kind of barbaric dystopia with a piquant flavor of an exotic horror tale The huge, wide object was completely covered in snow and rose up and up Throwing his travel bags down in the snow, the doctor wiped his pince nez with his scarf and tilted his head back He couldn t understand what was in front of him At first he thought it was a pointed haystack covered in snow But he touched it and realized that it wasn t made of hay, just snow His eyes agog, the doctor stepped farther back Suddenly, at the top of the strange, vast, snowy shape, he made out the likeness of a human face He realized that he was standing in front of a snowman of monstrous proportions, with a huge, erect phallus of snow.
Somewhere deep inside in every modern man his prehistoric origins are hidden sleeping and they may awaken any moment I finished re reading The Blizzard this weekend and when I got to the end my feeling was one of exalted revelation It felt like a completely different book from the last time Once I m amazed at the way books can mean very different things, depending on who we are when we read them.
This time for me The Blizzard was about how what one thinks is important in life turns out to be not important at all It s about how even our most terrible mistakes in life can reveal themselves over time to be glorious and meaningful, if we ve lived honestly The novel suggests that a life lived with quiet acceptance of what can t be helped leads to peace, whereas a life lived by striving forward from one goal to the next leads to nothing Last time I framed the characters in this novel differently I thought of the doctor as the protagonist and everyone else as a secondary character This time the full nature of the relationship between Garin and Crouper became the focal point of the novel for me, and it led to a deeper interpretation.
The first time I read the novel I was also distracted by the flurry of events that come one after another in its pages There is a relentless series of happenings in the story, a metaphorical blizzard of bizarre experiences and scenic wonders This time the blizzard of happenings felt like they were written to demonstrate the way we humans allow ourselves to be trapped in strife and frustration, from moment to moment The real story here beats deeply, like a huge and generous heart.
first review view spoiler Well wow This is an interesting and captivating read and not like anything I ve read before Even as I write that I m thinking, yes but because this novel keeps fooling me into thinking it s exactly THIS kind of novel a survival novela To Build a Fire story of human hubrisa 19th century Russian storywhaa, a ZOMBIE novel and all the while it keeps artfully skirting the edge of multiple literary tropes, including ones that align with realism, and then something extremely unexpected happens and the story veers wildly away and plunges me back into a fantastic world where I have no idea what will happen next The way some aspects of the story telling mimics a dream state reminds me of avant garde or absurdist writing But there is a big difference so many avant guard novels feel like fairly static thought pieces to me, whereas the narrative tension in The Blizzard never flags hide spoiler