(E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine

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CHARACTERS Í Le Testament français ?а“ с годините са помрачени от други разкрития семейни рани майчини тайни завещани от Берия кошмари сатрапът Сталин с харем от изнасилени жени Руснак или французин на кой завет трябва да остане верен – пита се разказвачът избрал езика на насладата и мъката който го е приспивал от най ранното му детств. view spoilerBettie s BooksThe rating any status updates and those bookshelves indicate my feelings for this book hide spoiler

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CHARACTERS Í Le Testament français „Френското завещание“ е автобиографичен роман възхвала на френската цивилизация и призоваване на едно изпълнено с емоции минало В него Макин разказва за живота на своята бабушка Шарлот Льомоние родена в Париж в началото на века която се оказва изгубена в руската степ омъжена за народен съдия в стал?. The story is of a young Russian boy and his older sister who have a French born grandmother living on the edge of the steppe in Siberia They live a distance away and visit her only in summers From her old time stories her reading of poetry and ancient newspaper articles their perusal of newspaper and family pictures she teaches them the language and imbues in them a love of French culture The grandmother s life spanned years from the tsars through Stalin and WW II to the modern era so we get uite a dose of Russian history as well A main touchpoint in the story is that the grandmother was alive in 1896 when the tsar and his family visited Paris in a glamorous celebration of royalty riches and grandeur At the other extreme we get a dose of the horrors and starvation the Russians endured in WW II The young boy becomes obsessed with French culture to the point where his Russian schoolmates shun and bully him thinking him an oddity After his mother dies an aunt moves in with her entire family to care for the two children In contrast to the elegant French culture he dreams of these folks are tough rural survivors and now the boy gets a heavy dose of real Russian culture And with reuired military training at school he become a militant pro fatherland Russian He dreams of driving a tank and looks back at his French culture phase wondering what all that foolishness was about He achieves some resolution in his later years when he himself live in Paris and dreams of bringing his grandmother back there Yet he realizes that her glamorous Paris like her language no longer exists There s a lot about language and how it changes both French as it changed from the language the grandmother knew as a child and Russian as it changed Orwell like with the burgeoning insidious communist bureaucracy There are many references to literature especially Proust and Madame BovaryHere s a passage that illustrates the author s style Yes the building was a faint replica of the fashion of the turn of the century It was as if all the sinuosities twists and curves of that architecture had flowed in a stream from its European source and diluted and partly effaced had reached the depths of Russia And in the icy wind of the steppes this flow had become frozen into an apartment block with strange oval bull s eye windows and ornamental rose stems around the doorways uotes I liked Four masters of the Kremlin Lenin Stalin Khrushchev Brezhnevall had one uality in common at their sides a feminine presence let alone an amorous one was inconceivable Her body contained a perfumed warmth a disturbing fragrance made up of the throbbing of her blood the polish of her skin that alluring languor of her speech Life in fact was an endless rough draft in which events badly organized encroached on one another in which the characters were too numerous and prevented one another from speaking suffering being loved or hated individually Literature was now revealed as being perpetual amazement at the flow of words into which the world dissolved the translator of prose is the slave of the author and the translator of poetry is his rival Translated from the French this book won the Prix Goncourt in 1995 and made several book of the year lists in the US Makine is a Russian who came to France on a teacher exchange program and claimed exile A very good very literary book A bit slow at times as you would expect from any book with dreams in the title Painting of Tsar Nicholas II s visit to Paris in 1896 from lookandlearncomPhoto from pbslearningmediaorg Redemption knew as a child and Russian as it changed Orwell like with the burgeoning insidious communist bureaucracy There are many references to literature especially Proust and Madame BovaryHere s a passage that illustrates the author s style Yes the building was a faint replica of the fashion of the turn of the century It was as if all the sinuosities twists and curves of that architecture had flowed in a stream from its European source and diluted and partly effaced had reached the depths of Russia And in the icy wind of the steppes this flow had become frozen into an apartment block with strange oval bull s eye windows and ornamental rose stems around the doorways uotes I liked Four masters of the Kremlin Lenin Stalin Khrushchev Brezhnevall had one uality in common at their sides a feminine presence let alone an amorous one was inconceivable Her body contained a perfumed warmth a disturbing fragrance made up of the throbbing of her blood the polish of her skin that alluring languor of her speech Life in fact was an endless rough draft in which events badly organized encroached on one another in which the characters were too numerous and prevented one another from speaking suffering being loved or hated individually Literature was now revealed as being perpetual amazement at the flow of words into which the world dissolved the translator of prose is the slave of the author and the translator of poetry is his rival Translated from the French this book won the Prix Goncourt in 1995 and made several book of the year lists in the US Makine is a Russian who came to France on a teacher exchange program and claimed exile A very good very literary book A bit slow at times as you would expect from any book with dreams in the title Painting of Tsar Nicholas II s visit to Paris in 1896 from lookandlearncomPhoto from pbslearningmediaorg

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CHARACTERS Í Le Testament français ?нската империя Нейните спомени от Франция са истинска мина от невероятни съкровища за малчугана менюто на банкета в чест на руските владетели при пристигането им в Шербург дендита и принцеси от „Шосе д’Антен“ Марсел Пруст който играе тенис на булевард „Бино“ Уви чудесата на тази „френска Атланти?. Dreams of My Russian Summers is my second book by Russian born French novelist Andrei Makine and I was once again entranced by the elegance of his lyrical prose Makine was born and raised in Russia but he wrote this book in French while he was living in France The version I read was translated into English by Geoffrey Strachan There were lines and passages I loved and read over a few times because they were breathtakingly beautiful I can only imagine how much luscious and gorgeous it must have been in the original languageAs the title suggests the novel had a dreamlike uality The story captured the memories of the narrator Aloysha a Russian with a French heritage from the age of 10 to about 35 The novel was built dominantly on memories of summers his younger self had spent in Saranza on the Russian steppes with his French grandmother Charlotte Lemmonier whom he adored Leafing through old photo albums and an old suitcase of newspaper clippings of significant historic events the young narrator and his sister began to piece together their grandmother s past and that of their great grandmother Albertine who married a Russian doctor They shed light on the family s prehistory that dated back to the watershed of the 1917 revolution which brought the tsars to power The narrator recalled how Adult life in all its tedium and all its disturbing seriousness stopped our breath with its smell of dust and things shut away I imagined summer evenings filled with the scented breeze of the steppes as Charlotte shared stories of bygone days living at different times in these two countries This novel read like a tale of two countries that slowly unfolded from the period before WWI to the 1970s We learned about Neuilly a village in Russia with its izbas herds of cattle and cockerel as well as about the visit by Tsar Nicolas II to the French president in Paris and the lavish banuet menu promise of peace and cooperation which did not materialize Without exaggeration Charlotte also described life in Siberia during WWI wrecked lives and mangled bodies and starvation in the years following the war when she survived the long winters on dried plants a Siberian soup concocted from stems grains and rootsFor the adolescent narrator Charlotte s romanticized version of Nicolas II was contrary to what he learned in history class about Nicholas the Bloody His love for France that Charlotte imparted became for him a barrier toward full acceptance into Russian society He was unpopular and ostracized by his schoolmates He began to uestion his own love of French culture and felt resentful toward his grandmother For much of his life the narrator agonized over his identity He was sandwiched between a beautiful French past and a harsh Russian present In his own words This country is monstrous Evil torture suffering self mutilation are the favorite pastimes of its inhabitants And still I love it I love it for its absurdity For its monstrosities I see in it a higher meaning that no logical reasoning can penetrate This life was a continual heartbreak The blacker the Russia I was discovering turned out to be the violent my attachment became As if to love it one had to tear out one s eyes plug one s ears stop oneself thinking The story traced the change in his thoughts and feelings toward French culture and the resolution of his conflicts In many ways I believe this novel has autobiographical influences The adult narrator put his memories of his grandmother into a book titled Charlotte Lemonnier Biographical Notes He published several novels however his earlier novels written in French were rejected by publishers who did not believe that a Russian could write French The novels received due recognition only after he claimed to have had them translated from Russian to French This was reminiscent of Makine s own heartache as a writer According to Wikipedia Makine had to present his first manuscripts as translations from Russian to overcome publishers skepticism that a newly arrived exile could write so fluently in a second language Dreams of My Russian Summers is a novel that has to be read slowly with all of one s senses The vivid prose allowed one to picture amongst other things the ring of izbas log houses and the decapitated church with the cupola and cross lopped off by Russian revolutionaries and smell the fragrance left by the taiga pine trees Makine s writing intoxicating and yet delicate is a veritable treat Published in France in 1995 it won two top French awards the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Medicis


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  1. says: SUMMARY Le Testament français (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine

    SUMMARY Le Testament français Andreï Makine ó 1 CHARACTERS (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine The story is of a young Russian boy and his older sister who have a French born grandmother living on the edge of the steppe in Siberia They

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    Andreï Makine ó 1 CHARACTERS FREE READ ´ LABMEDNEWS.XYZ ó Andreï Makine (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine The Goncourt prize in France seems to be drawn to Russian writers who can write French better than many French nativesIn 1938 it was awarded

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    (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine Andreï Makine ó 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Le Testament français So I saw things differently; was it an advantage? Or a handicap a blemish? I understood that this second view of things would have to be hidden for it could only provoke mockery from others Andrei Makïne Dreams of my Russia

  4. says: (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine Andreï Makine ó 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Le Testament français

    (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine Several of the books I have been reading recently have been about place Together they show how the history of a community and the geography of a region can be combined and recorded so that they remain alive and vibrant rather than gathering dust in the archives In Cosmopolitan Europe A Strasbourg Self Portrait t

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    Andreï Makine ó 1 CHARACTERS (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine Dreams of My Russian Summers is my second book by Russian born French novelist Andrei Makine and I was once again entranced by the elegance of his lyrical prose Makine was born and raised in Russia but he wrote this book in French while he was living in France The version I read was translated into English by Geoffrey Strachan Th

  6. says: (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine

    SUMMARY Le Testament français Andreï Makine ó 1 CHARACTERS (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine On a flower covered balcony cooled by Siberia’s dusty summer breezes a grandmother tells stories to her grandson the narrator and granddaughter But she is not just any grandmother nor are these just any times The grandmother is a Frenchwoman and these are the 1960s in the Soviet Union Yet on that balcony the USSR disappears and the children are immersed in another reality—the reality of memories of things and worlds past They speak in F

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    FREE READ ´ LABMEDNEWS.XYZ ó Andreï Makine (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine Andreï Makine ó 1 CHARACTERS view spoilerBettie's BooksThe rating any status updates and those bookshelves indicate my feelings for this book hide spoiler

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    (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine It's a French novel It's a Russian novel It's a French novel about Russia It's a Russian novel about France It's all of those things

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    (E–pub) Le Testament français author Andreï Makine Andrei Makine’s beautifully dappled style the conflagration of colours which leap from the page and the obsession with memory and the past recalls Proust who makes an appearance in the novel; Makine lacks Proust’s genius yet ‘Dreams of My Russian Summers’ reverberates with beauty and pathos The story follows the story of a young Russian who is torn between the exoticism grace and individuality of Frenc

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    FREE READ ´ LABMEDNEWS.XYZ ó Andreï Makine Andreï Makine ó 1 CHARACTERS SUMMARY Le Testament français This is such a wonderful book that my words could never do it justice The reflections on time memories and his grandmother are beautifully written and almost poetic I would love to know how much of this book is autobiography The main character's trajectory seems to closely line up with what I have read about the

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