11 edition of Generations of winter found in the catalog.
|Statement||Vassily Aksyonov ; translated from the Russian by John Glad and Christopher Morris.|
|Contributions||Aksenov, Vasiliĭ Pavlovich, 1932-|
|LC Classifications||PG3478.K7 M6713 1994|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 592 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||592|
|LC Control Number||93030655|
He first appeared in print in However, readers know what the family cannot and so the reader wonders "How could such a family survive unscathed through the whirlwind to come? Also, whenever she was there, there were usually references to her being Jewish. Collectivization, purges, army reorganization, more purges, show trials and still more purges. This first Intermission is followed by a second, which tells the story of a four-hundred-year-old owl named Tokhtamysh, who does not eat, and despairs over bad poetry uttered by a local poet in his backyard. Generations of Winter is also a game of two halves.
It is in this contrast that one can see the success of Stalinist propaganda. Aksyonov was expelled from his home country of Russia in I enjoyed all of it; even the reincarnated animals and talking plants. LizoksBooks Dec 15, In the fall ofeight years after the Revolution, Moscow appeared to be returning to a certain sense of normality, at least the veneer was there. I have, however, put i Although I suppose I already knew this, it becomes very clear while reading this book that the communist regime did not only promote the proletariat, it obliterated, as best it could, the intelligentsia. However, Boris, Nina, and Nikita seem to be the best at whatever they do.
They credited increased parental attention and protection for these positive changes. Prophet Idealist generations enter childhood during a High, a time of rejuvenated community life and consensus around a new societal order. The cast of characters includes people associated with the family by friendship and marriage. Boris, the intellectual, the tradition patriarch; Nikita, the devoted--and ultimately disillusioned--Red Army officer; Nina, the romantic, adventuresome "Blue Short"; Kirill, the Communist. It requires a solid knowledge of the times and it incorporates interactions with contemporary personalities. Aksyonov makes us think, makes us feel, makes us worry, makes us cry and teaches us history.
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Influenced by socialist thought, personal tragedy is not enough to unite the Gradovs in opposition to Stalin. They are part of the G. Generation and federal entitlement programs. In essence, generations shaped by similar early-life experiences develop similar collective personas and follow similar life-trajectories.
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Specifically, it will discuss literary themes and approaches used by the author and how the work reflects the political and social environment of the time. However, Boris, Nina, and Nikita seem to be the best at whatever they do.
The revolution has set in motion many counter groups, who fight communism, bourgeoisies, and Trotskyism.
They gather together in the house whenever they find the need for closeness, or the family is in crisis. We mostly get to see Nikita's torture which is especially painful, the poor man.
I enjoyed the narrative, but it very complicated with many tangents and of course difficult names and relationships that span decades.
Cover a slice of national history, several decades for preference. LizoksBooks Dec 15, In the fall ofeight years after the Revolution, Moscow appeared to be returning to a certain sense of normality, at least the veneer was there.
Aksyonov allows readers to glimpse the joys, sorrows, and horrors of those two turbulent decades through the eyes of the Gradov family. Lives were uncertain, and changed forever because of the war, and because of the brutality of the Stalin regime.
Obviously I can only talk about the English translation but the style, the narrative technique, seems to me to be course and clumsy at points.
Aksyonov is not an apologist for the Communists and Generations is not quite and attack on the Party and the rulers. They were the source of his livelihood and the bane of his existence. This book actually first 2 of a trilogy takes us from to I must say that I was personally terrified by a lot of scenes in the book, insomuch that I was utterly disturbed by the descriptions of life in Russia during the Purges of the government and such.
There was extreme unrest in Russia, people were revolting against the government, and then war struck. Young activists look back at the previous High as an era of cultural and spiritual poverty. Breathtaking in its scope, masterful in its command of historical events and its understanding of timeless human truths, the novel has been likened to a twentieth-century War and Peace, and it marks a bold and brilliant departure for celebrated Russian author Vassily Aksyonov.
This small section is amusing, but also serves as a reminder that the party is always there, and always listening, even when people think they are alone with their thoughts. They each picked their number and went to work farming. Nina marries a doctor and survives the '30s, though she and her husband live in fear of a knock on the door from the secret police" Jacoby I feel as though that would have been a beautiful ending.
Aksyonov was brought up by various relatives and lived with his mother in Magadan for two years while he was finishing school. For Generations of Winter might weigh in better on a first charge with Doctor Zhivago. Leni Riefenstahl????
Other characters, such as Nina Gradov, despise Stalin but support the Soviet Union as a whole, merely wanting a different man to lead the nation. Plus Mr. Other Intermissions quote snippets from the western press, suggesting that all is not Generations of winter book in its reporting either.
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From the acclaimed Russian Ã‰migrÃ‰ author (The Burn,etc.) comes a pleasant surprise: a huge, sprawling, and highly entertaining historical novel of the Stalinist era. Set between andthe story focuses on the Gradovs, a privileged Moscow family whose patriarch, Boris, rises from prominent physician to the rank of general and deputy in the Supreme Soviet.