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Free read Белая гвардия Free read Белая гвардия ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç Mikhail Bulgakov Iev 1918 a time of turmoil and suffocating uncertainty as the Bolsheviks Socialists and Germans fight for control of the city It. I wasn t sure if Bulgakov s first novel described as a historical novel about the fortunes of the city of Kiev in the year 1918 as the repercussions of the Russian revolution and the tail end of the first world war play out would be as good as his satirical masterpieces The Master And Margarita and Black Snow It certainly is Bulgakov was a literary genius that s the only conclusion I can draw Not only does he maintain complete control over a narrative that segues constantly from the panoramic to the personal he keeps finding memorable motifs and metaphors to bring his tale to life There is an entire section where he describes people s expressions and states of minds in terms of clock hand positions It seems like a subjective potentially opaue conceit but Bulgakov makes it work brilliantly A good deal of his tale is told through dreams again something potentially confusing and tedious that he does incredibly well His talent for invoking the truly fantastic was evident in The Master as was his facility with conjuring the bad numinous Here in an early vision of heaven he brings us face to face with an eually convincing vision of divinity both comforting and chilling There are numerous bravura scenes of crowds and action and of the thoughts and experiences of a his focus characters This novel is also amazingly well structured casting out a bewildering array of narrative threads that are all woven together into a tight immaculate narrative tapestry The novel ends with a virtuoso display of oneiric head hopping which culminates in a passage which shows where the true strength of this novel lies not in its many technical merits and literary flourishes amazing though they are but in its strong sense of the pathos of human destiny

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Free read Белая гвардия Free read Белая гвардия ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç Mikhail Bulgakov Tells the story of the Turbins a once wealthy Russian family as they are forced to come to terms with revolution and a new regime. Blood is cheap on those red fields It is 1918 and Kiev in the Ukraine is at the swirling centre of the forces unleashed by war and revolution The three Turbin siblings live in the house of their recently deceased mother in the city They are White Russians still loyal to the Russian Tsar hoping against hope that he may have escaped the Bolsheviks and be living still But there are other factions too the German Army have installed a puppet leader the Hetman Skoropadsky and the Ukranian peasantry are on the march in a nationalist movement under their leader Petlyura This is the story of a few short days when the fate of the city seems up for grabs and the lives of the Turbins like so many in those turbulent times are under constant threat Great and terrible was the year of Our Lord 1918 of the Revolution the second Its summer abundant with warmth and sun its winter with snow highest in its heaven stood two stars the shepherds star eventide Venus and Mars uivering red I found the beginning of this book rather difficult because I had no idea who all the various factions and real life characters were nor what they were attempting to achieve But I soon realised that in this I differed less from the fictional characters than I first thought This is a book about confusion and betrayal shifting allegiances chaos and fear Bulgakov takes a panoramic approach following one character and then panning off to another This gives it an episodic feel and adds to the sense of events moving too uickly for the people involved ever to fully grasp The Turbins actually aren t in it a lot of the time but they provide a thread for us to catch at in the maze and a human side to the story for us to care aboutOne of the early episodes tells the story of the soldier Victor a friend of the Turbins who with 39 companions is ordered to defend the city from the approaching forces of Petlyura Ill euipped and insufficiently clothed for the extreme cold two of the men die of frostbite and the rest are lucky to survive They achieve nothing While reading this I was simultaneously reading the beginning of Trotsky s History of the Russian Revolution where he talks of the mass mobilisation of workers and peasants into the Russian army to fight against Germany in WW1 His description of the ill trained poorly euipped troops dying needlessly in vast numbers is chillingly similar and I found that each book lent verisimilitude to the otherAlthough the Turbins are on the side of the Tsar the book itself doesn t seem to take a political stance If anything it paints an eually despicable picture of all the various faction leaders as cowards hiding behind the men they send carelessly to their deaths As senior officers on all sides run into hiding middle ranking officers are left to decide whether to make a stand or disband their troops many of them no than young boys in cadet corps It gives an only too credible feeling for the chaos in the city for people not knowing what s happening and for each new rumour spreading like wildfire Amidst all this we see odd glimpses of life continuing boys out playing in the snow workers making their way to their jobs people shopping Through the Turbin brothers Nikolka and Alexei we see the battle each man must individually face between fear and heroism while Elena their sister must wait at home praying for their safetyIn the gaps between scenes of extreme brutality Bulgakov lets us glimpse his love for the city He describes the streets his characters pass through the alleyways they use to escape the ancient cathedral the huge statue of Saint Vladimir on the hill above the city But we are never allowed to forget the approaching threat But the brightest light of all was the white cross held by the gigantic statue of St Vladimir atop Vladimir Hill It could be seen from far far away and often in summer in thick black mist amid the osier beds and tortuous meanders of the age old river the boatmen would see it and by its light would steer their way to the City and its wharves In winter the cross would glow through the dense black clouds a frozen unmoving landmark towering above the gently sloping expanse of the eastern bank whence two vast bridges were flung across the river One the ponderous Chain Bridge that led to the right bank suburbs the other high slim and urgent as an arrow that carried the trains from where far away crouched another city threatening and mysterious Moscow As the chaos worsens so we see the atrocities that are never far from war the criminals jumping on the lack of order to terrorise an already demoralised citizenry the bodies left unidentified and unclaimed in the City s morgue the wounded frightened to seek help for fear of capture Not uite knowing who every faction was made it even unsettling though I wondered if Bulgakov s first readers would have known and so might have read it differently A truly brilliant book that while concentrating on one small city gives a brutal and terrifyingly believable picture of the horrors unleashed in the wake of bloody revolution And here we are one hundred years later with Moscow again invading the Ukraine this troubled and divided territory still fighting what is essentially the same war The snow would just melt the green Ukranian grass would grow again and weave its carpet over the earth The gorgeous sunrises would come again The air would shimmer with heat above the fields and no traces of blood would remain Blood is cheap on those red fields and no one would redeem itNo one wwwfictionfanblogwordpresscom

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Free read Белая гвардия Free read Белая гвардия ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ç Mikhail Bulgakov Drawing closely on Bulgakov's personal experiences of the horrors of civil war as a young doctor The White Guard takes place in K. This heavy volume included two works The White Guard and Theatrical Novel Notes of a DeceasedBulgakov s fate seemed to be governed by the same mixture of satire fantasy and tragedy that is the hallmark of his entire work A trained doctor aka Chekhov after he abandoned his medicine career in 1920 to devote entirely to writing he joined the theater world and his first play put on stage The Days of the Turbins adaptation of the novel The White Guard has received a great success paradoxically becoming Stalin s favourite play The obvious sympathy for the White officers made that the play to be eventually banned so from 1929 is no longer published any book nor is played any of his new plays or previous ones Leading an existence to the limit of survival Bulgakov felt forced to send to the dictator Stalin a petition then also in a letter to the Soviet government to talk about the mental imbalance to which an artist is subjected to when his living existence is threatened The letter remained famous both as a model of the writer s assumed dissidence and its unexpected effects Although following a direct phone call from Stalin Bulgakov is re employed at the theater yet all his works remained unpublished writing in the last decade of his life with frenzy afraid he will not finish the novel The Master and Margarita for which the latest corrections he made in 1940 on the deathbed blind dictating to his wife Maria Sergeevna who apparently inspired the character of MargaretThe White Guard is a work portraying a historical reality The focus is on the Whites normally depicted in Soviet literature as evil reactionaries who are nonetheless ordinary human beings with their own problems concerns and ideals The novel same as its stage adaptation The Days of the Turbins had an extremely complex history Written between 22 24 and receiving numerous substantial revisions later it was originally conceived as the first volume of a trilogy portraying the entire sweep of the post revolutionary Civil War from a number of different points of view Although the first and only volume was criticized for showing events from the viewpoints of the Whites the third volume would apparently have given the perspective of the Communists Many chapters of the novel were published separately in literary journals as they appeared The ending of the novel the seuence of dreams never appeared because the journal it was due to be printed in was shut down by official order precisely because it was publishing such material as Bulgakov s The novel only appeared complete in Russian having been proofread by the author in 1929 in Paris The background is the Civil War in Kiev after the Bolshevik Revolution The novel starts with December 1918 and ends in February 1919 and it portrays a series of conflicting events happening during the confrontations between the three main armed forces WhitesTsarist Empire Ukrainian Nationalists and BolsheviksCommunists that were trying to dispute and gain the power and authority of the City aka Kiev and conseuently of the Country aka UkraineAs for the major protagonists the novel unfolds the story of the Turbins a noble but now in poverty family broadly moderate Tsarists in their view and therefore anti Bolsheviks but being ethnically Russian have no sympathy with the Ukrainian Nationalists either and so end up fighting for the White Guards At the beginning of the novel apparently we are still in the world of the old Russia with artistic and elegant furniture dating from the Tsarist era there is a piano books and high uality pictures on the walls There is the Turbins warm flat in which the family can take refuge from the events outside however the general atmosphere is nonetheless of fear for the future and great apprehension at the world collapsing The novel ends with a series of sinister apocalyptic dreams which foresee the catastrophe for the society as a whole and of family as its cell of unity Maybe I was being drifted a bit too far away but for a massive part of the novel I felt like re watching the movie The Barber of Siberia released in 1998 and directed by Nikita Mikhalkov Needless to say that I had to stop my flowing reading for a while and went on you tube to watch some couples of scenes from the movie Nostalgia showered on me recalling that I have watched it first time in a Moscow cinema 20 years ago directly in its Russian talking version which sadly I didn t understand much but then I watched the English version and everything turned to pure light Additionally most critics attacked it furiously for various reasons but I just loved it I still love it The only thing is that in the movie opening with the Tsarist atmosphere of 1885 there is no openly engaged war at least not as the one to break up starting with the WW1 continuing with the 1917 Bolsheviks revolutions the Civil War and then Stalin dictatorshipSurprisingly for such a big novel normally it would have taken me some good days I felt in a rush to read it through As a matter of fact I found myself sympathizing with the Turbins the two brothers and sister even if it doesn t necessarily mean that I was in some partial agreement with the actions that they felt compelled to do I enjoyed the story in its real dramatic and tragic sense I felt that Bulgakov really loved his characters despite their weaknesses In a way it can be that the author himself identified with the overall story and it can be interpreted on a different layer as a autobiographyA Theatrical Novel Notes of a Deceased or in other versions Black Snow or White SnowThis is a very interesting piece of text about the theatre and life within theatre It is regarded as a strong satire on events in the Soviet theatre in November 1936 after Bulgakov eventually resigned from the management of MHAT Moscow Arts Academic Theatre and his play Moliere was vigorously attacked by the Communists and rejected from being put on stage On a different angle if we follow just the narrative thread Theatrical Novel can be seen as the story of the destiny of White Guard and its play adaptation The Days of the Turbins in other words it s the story of a storyIt starts with a short introduction allegedly by an author who has found a manuscript written by a so called theatrical personage who has committed suicide The style is very direct and harsh Bulgakov takes a swipe at censorship and the vicious and abject authorities of the theatre world dealing savagely with the reputations of those people that lead the theatre who are seen as some tyrannical figures who crush the individuality and flair of writers and actors in the plays they are directingThe manuscript ends inconclusively with the dead writer still proclaiming his wonder at the nature of theatre itself despite its intrigues and frustrations the initial author who has found the manuscript does not reappear and it s uncertain whether the point is that the theatrical figure left his memories uncompleted or whether in fact Bulgakov failed to finish his original project It leaves room to imagine some possible scenarios for those who love to use their imagination generosity


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