Prieten drag, tovarăş al răposatului

Prieten drag tovar al r posatului Dezam git de rutina unei vie i f r aspira ii n Kievul postsovietic dar i f r un loc de munc i cu povara unei c snicii ratate Tolia hot r te c cel mai bine ar fi s moar Nu are ns voca ie de sinuciga

  • Title: Prieten drag, tovarăş al răposatului
  • Author: Andrey Kurkov Antoaneta Olteanu
  • ISBN: 9789736698224
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dezam git de rutina unei vie i f r aspira ii n Kievul postsovietic dar i f r un loc de munc i cu povara unei c snicii ratate , Tolia hot r te c cel mai bine ar fi s moar.Nu are ns voca ie de sinuciga i vrea ca ie irea din scen s nu se petreac oricum, c ci m car acest ultim gest trebuie s i asigure o posteritate onorabil la Kiev, numai oamenii importDezam git de rutina unei vie i f r aspira ii n Kievul postsovietic dar i f r un loc de munc i cu povara unei c snicii ratate , Tolia hot r te c cel mai bine ar fi s moar.Nu are ns voca ie de sinuciga i vrea ca ie irea din scen s nu se petreac oricum, c ci m car acest ultim gest trebuie s i asigure o posteritate onorabil la Kiev, numai oamenii importan i sunt uci i la comand , niciun oarecare nu beneficiaz de un asemenea sf r it a a c se hot r te s angajeze un uciga pl tit care s l asasineze ca la carte Nimic mai u or un prieten generos, fost coleg de coal , l pune n contact cu un uciga profesionist i i mprumut banii pentru onorariu Acestuia din urm Tolia i trimite propria fotografie pretinz nd c este cea a amantului so iei i ncepe num r toarea invers Mai savuroas chiar dec t deznod m ntul fals hollywoodian, atmosfera iernii kurkoviene este cea care l nv luie subtil pe cititor n ora , copiii se joac de a r zboiul civil cu bulg ri de z pad , magazinele sunt incendiate n plin zi, mafio ii sunt ngrijora i pentru reputa ia lor, cuv ntul salariu a ie it din uz i o b tr n cump r cu ultimii bani un cadou pentru nepo el un pistol cu ap Cea mai important regul a mea este s scriu o poveste bun , nu s ncerc s explic propriile idei Cu at t mai mult cu c t ntr o poveste bun se va g si mereu loc i pentru ni te idei interesante Andrei Kurkov Kurkov descrie lumea, n stilul s u minimalist i cu o viziune inchizitorial , exact a a cum e f r viitor, f r trecut i, mai ales, f r prezent Mai proape de co mar dec t de vis O lume fantom T l rama

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    About “Andrey Kurkov Antoaneta Olteanu

    • Andrey Kurkov Antoaneta Olteanu

      Andre Kurkov, Ukrainian writer writing in Russian He was born in small town Budogoszcz in Leningrad area, Russia, but his family moved to Kyiv, Ukraine when he was young In 1983 he graduated Kyiv Pedagogical Academy of Foreign Languages Later he also completed a Japanese translation training He started writing in age of six and he had a hobby of collecting cactuses he collected nearly 1,500 of them Ambitiously he wanted to learn their Latin names Thanks to that he had learned such languages such as English, French, Japanease, Georgian and Polish.



    477 thoughts on “Prieten drag, tovarăş al răposatului



    • What can I say? I have a bias for Russian satire, and I freely admit that. I've been thinking about this for a couple of days, about why this particular genre speaks to me. I think a big part of this is because I feel like I, and my entire generation, cannot bear to hear the truth in its pure form. It needs to come to us as a parody, even a caricature, of itself, and that is why satire is so forceful and stays with us long after we've finished reading. The premise is ludicrous. Tolya decides tha [...]


    • Prieten drag, tovarăș al răposatului este cea mai recentă traducere din Andrei Kurkov (Editura Curtea Veche, 2012, traducere din limba rusă de Antoaneta Olteanu, 120 de pagini), cel mai cunoscut și aclamat autor ucrainean care scrie, cu mici excepții, în limba rusă. Și-a început cariera literară pe când era paznic la o închisoare din Odessa, din 1996 dedicându-se exclusiv scrisului. A fost întâmpinat de critica literară cu entuziasm, fiind tradus în peste 30 de limbi. Scriitor [...]


    • A satirical novel from a former Soviet writer carries with it a huge burden of expectation; anything of that nature from the part of the world that we used to loosely call 'Russia' (actually, the Ukraine in Kurkov's case) is always going to be measures against masters of the form like Gogol and Bulgakov, who happen to also be two writers whom I hold in very high esteem. This particular novella certainly falls short of such illustrious exemplars, but is quite a diverting read on its own. It follo [...]



    • Proiectată într-un univers gri şi absurd, în Kievul postsovietic, drama personajului creat de Kurkov e destul de banală. Cărţi despre sinucidere (mereu pe un ton ironic) am citit în ultima vreme de m-am săturat. Dar Tolia, prea laş din fire pentru a-şi face singur felul şi dorind ceva original, angajează un altul să-i pună capăt zilelor. Şi acesta ar fi în mod normal un subiect răsuflat, dacă autorul n-ar fi venit cu un final surprinzător, diferit de variantele Hollywoodiene [...]


    • A melancholy, sardonic read. I much prefer the one with the penguin by this author. I appreciate the humour, but it's just so miserable.


    • After Death and the Penguin I'd been eager to read more from Kurkov, despite having The Good Angel of Death sitting on my shelf it was the pleasure of finding an attractive and slim novella of this title on the non-fiction shelf of a local bookstore that finally got me enthused enough to take a second helping of the king (tsar? something else more relevant?) of post-Soviet literature.The jacket compares Kurkov to Nikolai Gogol and Fyodor Dostoyevsky but with no experience of either of those auth [...]


    • The premise of this novel was a lot more promising than it turned out to be. The idea of arranging to have yourself assassinated because you are so sick of life, yet not able to commit suicide, is very appealing. And also very easy to relate to I think. Many of us have at one point or another given it a thought or two, perhaps not seriously, but fleetingly. Murdered, you will be of greater interest than you ever were in your life. Murdered, your memory will last forever.Yet, for Tolya, things do [...]


    • KURKOW, Andrej: „Ein Freund des Verblichenen“, Zürich 2001Die Ehe von Tolja hatte sich auseinander gelebt. Seine Frau hat einen Freund. Durch Zufall trifft er einen ehemaligen Schulkollegen, der ihm einen Killer vermittelt, der den Nebenbuhler beseitigen soll. Tolja gibt aber sich selbst als der Freund der Frau aus. Fotografiert sich selbst und macht einen Treffpunkt aus, wo ihn der Profikiller töten soll. Die letzten Stunden denkt er über sein Leben nach und überlegt, was er alles noch [...]


    • This was my first book by this author and I loved it. The theme life doesn't count but at least the death should is not new, not even in this comedy setup. The book covers very well the hesitations of the main character, his reasoning, the preparations for his own death, the projection of this action in the news. Will he succeed to die in a meaningful way?The story is somehow similar to the plot in Romanian movie Tache. The characters have different reasons to die, but they both want their death [...]


    • Le h?ros de cette histoire, Tolia, est pris d'une violente d?prime et veut en finir avec la vie. Comme il n'a pas assez de courage pour se faire exploser la t?te tout seul, il embauche un tueur dont il est lui-m?me la cible. Le probl?me est qu'il finit par reprendre go?t ? la vie et l?, il est bien emb?t?. Ce roman est en quelque sorte le pr?curseur du Pingouin. L'auteur d?veloppe la th?se de l'absurde qui devient r?alit?. Mais contrairement aux romans suivants il n'y a pas de r?f?rences politiq [...]


    • O carte palpitanta care se citeste relativ usor si foarte rapid, plina de suspans, de personaje atragatoare si o categorie aparte de umor pe alocuri. Neapeland la descrieri inutile, autorul pune accentul pe necesar, actiunea se desfasoara cursiv si intr-un ritm accelerat, iar finalul reflecta umanitatea personajului principal caruia soarta ii schimba perceptia asupra conceptului de moarte. Singurul inconvenient ramane dimensiunea redusa a cartii deoarece in final raman cateva idei neexploatate.


    • از طنز شروع مي شه و فكر مي كني با طنز تلخي سر و كار داري رفته رفته مي رسي به جايي كه مي بيني با يك تراژدي زندگي انسانهايي كه انگار روح ندارند سر و كار داري ، هدف ندارند ، زندگيشون در سطحي ترين بي معني ترين حالت خودش مي گذره بي هيچ تفكر عميقي كاراكترهاي داستان با پلتشتي ، بي وفايي [...]


    • 1 StarsBit disappointed with this one. I loved the last Kurkov I read but this was very 'meh'. Very much a 'boring average man suffers from ennui but women fall for him at first sight anyway' sort of book. And the premise of the blurb had so much potential too.



    • Small but perfectly formed tale from the Kurkov universe where everything is "stripped back" and seems so simple, but has hidden depths (similar to Magnus Mills in that respect). Simple ideas of desire and identity are explored in a hypnotic fashion, with highly dramatic elements woven in with the mundane in seamless, restful procession. A joy to read :o)


    • I've a feeling this went over my head slightly. It's an intriguing tale, with an otherworldly quality that I've heard is not so much an abstract construct as an eerily accurate description of life in the Ukraine at this point in history. I didn't find it at all funny, I have to say, but that didn't ruin it for me. An odd one.


    • A thoughtful novella with a melancholy tone in a nicely evoked Ukraine winter. It never quite rises above its quirky premise but has plenty of satisfying details and the post Soviet drift lends an otherworldly note.


    • While I loved the novel "The President's Last Love" on many levels, this novella was a bit too bleak for me and the "black" part of the comedy too intense. I also felt some aspects of the plot were unresolved, but I will still read more of this author as his good work is very good.




    • Tolya is a drab person living a drab life. This story is not filled with excitement and very little action, just like Tolya's life. But that is precisely what makes the story endearing; no larger-than-life characters leading exceptional lives. Just run-of-the-mill people (shop owners, prostitutes, ex-Afghan War vets, contract killers) trying to make a bit of cash to get by in life. Add in a bit of a twist at the end, and this is an easy non-challenging read.


    • I didn't know the book or author when i picked this - it's another of the chance finds of the Open Telephone Box Book Exchange. But recently, i saw the author in TV, he was interviewed about the current Ukranian protest movement he is part of.The book itself is written about a decade ago, and has both a humorous, melancholic and philosphical touch: it starts with a man who is overcome by the quiet pointlessness of life, decides to die, and at least make a spectacle / mystery out of his death by [...]


    • I'm on a bit of a novella kick at the moment. Maybe it's the heat, and a baby keeping me occupied, which both make books I can finish in one commute pretty attractive prospects. Maybe it's the thought of tackling one of the bricks I've had sitting on my shelves for ages next year (Moby Dick, War and Peace, The Brothers Karamazov, A la Recherché de Tempus PerduI think that's all) and the time I've spent with the Mishima that makes finishability enticing, but whatever. It's good. I love it. This [...]


    • A well-paced and structured tale, Kurkov draws on the tradition of 'byt' - the everyday - in Russian/post-Soviet literature to reflect on brutal relationships where each individual is ultimately replaceable by another. Life is merely the consumption of food, alcohol, coffee, and chocolate, and killings in between. As the economy collapses, meaning is perceived only in the kill or be killed ethics where everything is valueless, and yet can be paid for in dollars. Kurkov's sardonic tale features u [...]


    • A good quick read,capturing in a pared-down hundred pages,a moden dilemma for the romantic,perhaps melodramatic & self-absorbed, soul in post-Stalinist Kiev, Ukraine;where market forces have yet to infiltrate through to all of society; hiring a hit-man to put you out of your misery is a comically hit-and-miss affair, & where the love of a good woman,or two,provides our protagonist with much of the energy to continue his almost pitiless existence, with the support of eternal verities (emp [...]


    • It says a lot that I stared at the title of this in my note book and couldn't remember what the hell it was until I typed it into here. Now that I do though I can tell you it was fine. It's got some of Kurkov's usual deadpan dark humour in its concept and I remember most of the story beats now, but it's quite slight and short. It's a decent enough distraction, but don't expect it to be up there with his best.


    • «دوست مرحوم من» آندره کورکوف، از سویی قصه ویرانی و نابودی زندگی شخصی یک جوان سی‌ساله اوکراینی است، اما از منظری دیگر تصویری از وضعیت اوکراین بعد از فروپاشی اتحاد جماهیر شوروی نیز هست و راوی داستان نماد جوانان روشنفکری است که وارث انفعال و بی‌عملی وضعیت پیشین‌اند. آنها اگرچ [...]


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