Котлован (2020)

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  • Title: Котлован
  • Author: Andrei Platonov Андрей Платонов
  • ISBN: 9785389019379
  • Page: 377
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I read great swathes of this book as absurdist black comedy, and kept imagining the events portrayed as scenes in a marginally avant garde silent film Each character is a ghost, or husk of itself, and moves through the narrative as a reasoning automaton, even if that reasoning is fatally flawed, and is not even properly reasoning Each character is trapped inside its own type casting, with this type casting being triple layered by the author, by the pervasive authority within the narrative, and b [...]

    2. platonov, an atheist, believed that communism could take hold only if it met and surpassed the needs fulfilled by religion in other words, the revolution would have to fill the ol God Shaped Hole if it wanted to stick around it didn t it couldn t and platonov realized this his characters don t they sublimate themselves in communism to find some kind of spiriual answer good luck sisyphus would gladly trade spots with these suckers who devote their lives to digging a pit that will serve as the fou [...]

    3. bildi imiz platonov romanlar ndan, yk lerinden daha farkl anlatt klar yla, metaforlar yla tam bir stalin d nemi ele tirisi bunu hem trajik, hem komik bir bi imde aktar yor asl nda.g rev bilinciyle tutu an atlar, demir d ven ay lar, i leri bitti i an mutsuzlu a d en proleterler ve platonov un dili bilerek bozuk kullanmas nce a r p eviride bir sorun oldu unu sand m ama g ney eteo k z l rmak tan hayatta beklemedi im bu kullan m, sonradan anla ld ki bilerek yap lm , bu nedenle asl nda evirisi ok g z [...]

    4. Platonov writes with a minimalist style in a stark Russian landscape in the midst of the absolute absurdity of a mindless Communist bureaucracy killing its people to dig a vast foundation pit in the middle of nowhere The net effect, like the writing of Samuel Beckett, is vulnerable characters searching without hope for meaning, which is absent or unfathomable or beyond their reach This novel is a moving foray into the theatre of the absurd as the characters deal with the heartbreak and death and [...]

    5. n o havia verdade neste mundo, ou talvez ela tivesse existido numa qualquer planta ou numa criatura her ica, mas passou um pobre caminheiro e comeu essa planta ou espezinhou a humilde criatura, e depois ele pr prio morreu num barranco outonal e o vento soprou o seu corpo para o nada.

    6. We always believe that the bright future is just around the corner and we wait for it to come on the face of each young Pioneer girl there remained a trace of the difficulty, the feebleness of early life, meagerness of body and beauty of expression But the happiness of childhood friendship, the realization of the future world in the play of youth and in the worthiness of their own severe freedom signified on the childish faces important gladness, replacing for them beauty and domestic plumpness [...]

    7. Ein Roman aus der Zeit nach der Russischen Oktoberrevolution,eine Zeit des Umbruchs und der Zwangskollektivierung, die Menschensehen in der Zukunft nicht als Arbeit vor sich.Der eigentliche Akteur im Roman ist allerdings die Sprache, eine Herausforderung f r den Leser, alle Figuren sprechen sonderbar und falsch, Das ist kein Russisch sondern Kauderwelsch sagte Stalin 1931.Ich pers nlich fand es ironisch und nat rlich vom Autor bewusst eingesetzt.

    8. Now we feel nothing at all only dust and ashes remain in us 104 I appreciate many forms of literature three particular and often interwoven kinds occupy elevated spots Russian literature, Soviet era literature, and prison literature literature of rebellion Dostoevsky, Grossman, Solzhenitsyn, Shalamov, Koestler I could go on naming favorite writers that combine some or all of these categories One person who fits them rather swimmingly, and whom I had not previously read, is Platonov I figured tha [...]

    9. Tis is a no usual distopic novel,is rather a totalitarian based reality distopic novel is one no easy to read but Platonov is a great writer and its worth the time.The novel is on the forced intense industrialization and collectivization of the farms in hands of the peasants and his destruction,sometimes physically,as a class in the quinquenal last 20s plan ordered by Stalin a fanatic genocide that most has made for desprestigiate socialism as a ideology.This work of Platonov is a sinister ,acid [...]

    10. Es war kein Vergn gen dieses Buch zu lesen, eher eine Qu lerei Keinesfalls will ich damit sagen, dass es schlecht geschrieben w re Im Gegenteil, die beklemmende Atmosph re bertr gt sich nur allzu gut auf einen selbst Mit jeder gelesenen Seite verdichtet sich das Gef hl einer tristen Ausweglosigkeit Denn in dieser Welt gibt es keine Hoffnung mehr alle Illusionen einer verhei ungsvollen Zukunft sind verloren gegangen Die Baugrube ist ein Spiegelbild der post revolution ren, sowjetischen Gesellscha [...]

    11. I admire Andrey Platonov s ability to bring out absurd hilarity of terrible things In this way I was reminded a little of Salinger and Melville, but like a fantastic meal reminds you of other similarly fantastic meals I ve never seen the word boring used so strangely and to such effect If you re looking for a book that is totally linear in plot, this book is not for you It goes forward in time, sure, but the characters move here and there almost without reason, and it s never clear how much tim [...]

    12. Terrifying and sad book What happens when you take out all individuality from people You are left with empty caricatures It is so well written though, you see other things, sadness, but also compassion and humor.Amazing discovery, Platonov.

    13. This is not the first time that I ve given a book three stars due to reader inadequacy It took me a long time to get through The Foundation Pit because it s a dense, elusive, and confusing novel I was somewhat relieved to discover in the translator s afterword that it wasn t just me, as even in the original Russian, with detailed knowledge of Stalinist collectivisation and the bible, it is apparently tricky to understand Not much happens, yet every sentence is filled with layers of significance [...]

    14. It has been two years since I read this novel and unlike all the other books I have listed on I never wrote a review for this one I found the book too overwhelming There was too much I wanted to say about it, and I knew I wouldn t be able to do it justice, because however much I did say, there would always be something left out In short, I will state that it is the strangest and most disturbing novel I have ever read, but strange and disturbing in a unique way, not in the way that for example a [...]

    15. This might be the one book I d recommend about life in the early days of the Soviet Union.A group of builders are digging out the foundations for a building The symbolism is clear What the building will be is not ever made clear and may not even be important The men are struggling with the implications of the new regime which has turned the way of life, the way of thinking and all relationships upside down The future is deeply uncertain, the new world is under construction That unknown, unvisual [...]

    16. Despite all the image of it being a dull, glum place, the Soviet Union produced a fair number of satirists although few if any of the really good ones were published in the USSR Bulgakov s satire is biting, and in some work subtle, while other work in the 1920s, especially the early part of the decade, was very much of the politically engaged and critical avant garde, some of it a fair amount produced by Party members, true believers in the forthcoming era of liberation that was foretold by the [...]

    17. Set during the first Five Year Plan 1928 32 , it deals with the attempts of a group of labourers to dig the foundation pit of a vast building that is to house the local proletariat, before moving on to describe the expropriation and expulsion of a group of rich peasants from a nearby collective farm Soviet writers at the time were expected to record and celebrate the achievements of industrialisation and collectivisation, and indeed, the drives to modernise agriculture were the subject of severa [...]

    18. The Foundation Pit is one of the most difficult books I ve read in recent years, but it s worth the effort if you enjoy dystopia or innovative language The book, written in 1929 1930, is an allegory of the era of collectivization workers digging a pit for a foundation also find themselves digging, in effect, a collective grave They take part in the collectivization campaign, too, banishing kulaks by sending them away by raft It s brutal, funny, and sad Platonov layers many, many philosophical an [...]

    19. I thought this was quite brilliant It is very bleak and depressing though.A retelling of the Stalin enforced exile and death of the kulaks, the resulting starvation of millions of peasants, state control and the foretelling of the end of communism All in a set of parables.The gigantic house being built by the workers to house the proletariats.Voschev who we meet after being fired for thinking on the job, who searches for the meaning of life through a collection of inanimate objects.Children who [...]

    20. A nightmare of language suborned to meaninglessness Double speak eating its own tail before diffusing out into void and psychotic referencelessness All in service to some end without means the bright burning light of total totalitarianism.

    21. As far as satires of the Soviet state, Platonov doesn t have much on Bulgakov, Pelevin, or Zamyatin, all of whom were much interesting in their elaborations of the failures of a teleologically bound society That being said, Platonov has filled with his book with some nice grotesque imagery and some nice snarky bits, but I m left wanting.

    22. Groteska Metafizika, egzistencija Distopija Nije travestija u klasi nom ili o itom smislu pojma, ali jedan od slojeva bez sumnje je travestija non alantno krvo edne bolj evi ke retorike roman je napisan ak 1930 e, a objavljen, jasno, tek 50 i kusur godina poslije u Rusiji Fragmenti momenti magijskog realizma Jedinstveno iskustvo, donekle podsje a na Nietzscheovog Zaratustru, ali samo asocijativno i svojom alegori nom filozofi no u Prili no te ka prohodnost jer kao da se ita pjesmu u prozi poezij [...]

    23. The Robert Chandler translation is of the complete text Previous translations are not.This began as a very difficult read About halfway through, I can remember the actual line, it started to take off Not because the first half is poorly written or uninteresting, but because it took me that long to calibrate my reading to the language and organization of the text Once I did, I started it again The last time I had to do so was with Beckett s Trilogy Interestingly, Platonov is sometimes compared to [...]

    24. You did not possess the meaning of life stay here and I ll find out what you lived for and perished for Since no one needs you and you lie about amidst the whole world, then I shall store and remember you This story not only essentially acts as a critique of socialism and communism, but it acts as a critique of the way people see their own lives Full to the brim with memorable quotes from absurd but relatable characters, this book questions everything so intrinsic to communal life, as well as th [...]

    25. A devastating satire of Soviet collectivism and class hatred that turns the language of Soviet communism against itself Platonov s use of this language exposes it as ridiculous while the characters try to live according to the language s absurd precepts surely it s the companion piece to 1984 It s a wonder that Platonov survived, though I think many of these works remained unpublished, or else they went right over the heads of the censors I found the writing a bit dense but the translator gave a [...]

    26. Najwa niejsza rosyjska w pewnym stopniu tak e radziecka antyutopia, m c ca czytelnika ka dym zdaniem Jednak szczerze odradzam zmierzenia si z t umaczeniem Pozna skiego, lepiej odnale zakurzone, poprzednie.

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