Роковые яйца - Дьяволиада PDF/EPUB

Роковые яйца - Дьяволиада PDF/EPUB


Роковые яйца - Дьяволиада [Download] ✤ Роковые яйца - Дьяволиада Author Mikhail Bulgakov – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Lumea descrisa in Diavo­liada si in Ouale fatale este una haotica si halu­cinanta in care umorul ironia sarcasmul si dramatismul alterneaza sau se intrepatrund iar fantasticul fuzioneaza cu realul v Lumea descrisa in Diavo­liada si in Ouale fatale este una haotica si halu­cinanta in care umorul ironia sarcasmul si dramatismul alterneaza sau se intrepatrund iar fantasticul fuzioneaza cu realul vazut prin filtrul unei constiinte clare si in­drazneteIn Ouale fatale un profesor nebun inventeaza o raza de lumina „raza vietii” care printr Роковые яйца Kindle - un accident aduce lumea intr un cosmar SF populat de struti gigantici si reptile uriase In Diavoliada un mediocru angajat al registraturii se trezeste prins ca intr o poveste kafkiana in itele unui cosmar birocratic Ambele personaje au in comun lupta acerba cu haosul sistemului cu un mediu care incet dar sigur denatureaza orice identitate.

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  • 144 pages
  • Роковые яйца - Дьяволиада
  • Mikhail Bulgakov
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  • 06 August 2014

About the Author: Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov was born in Kyiv Russian Empire today Ukraine on May He studied and briefly practised medicine and after indigent wanderings through revolutionary Russia and the Caucasus he settled in Moscow in His sympathetic portrayal of White characters in his stories in the plays The Days of Роковые яйца Kindle - the Turbins The White Guard which enjoyed great success at the Moscow Art Thea.



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  1. Glenn Russell Glenn Russell says:

    Considering dozens and dozens of reviews are posted for The Master and Margarita and my review of this little collection of Bulgakov tales published some twenty years ago is one of the first on Goodreads it is fair to say many readers have committed an oversight Unfortunate since these short works are masterpieces in their own right If you love The Master and Margarita you will also love reading this book Eleven tales included here two of which Diaboliad and The Fatal Eggs are long enough to ualify as novellas For the purposes of this review and in the interest of brevity I will focus on the title story of the collection Diaboliad is a forty five page absurdist romp through the Russian state supported bureaucracy told in eleven chapters each chapter complete with its own heading which can give one the sense of reading a novel in miniature We follow our hero and main character Comrade Korotkov a gentle uiet clerk who would like nothing than to continue his predictable routine at Main Central Supply suppliers of Match making Materials that is and you have to love Bulgakov's telling us the unit is not only `Central' but also `Main Central' adding a pinch spice to the satirical stew And such spicy satire is sprinkled on every pageHere is an example of what happens a day after the unit's cashier returns to the office with a dead chicken as part of his general announcement that there is no money Imagine not only having to deal with the boss of your nightmares but also the boss's identical twin identical with two exceptions the twin has a long red beard and much different voice However you are totally in the dark thinking the twins are one and the same boss with a long red beard that keeps mysteriously appearing and disappearing and a voice that keeps changing Such is the plight of Korotkov But this is only the very beginning Turns out Korotkov has to deal with his own twin a twin who might or might not be the creation of bureaucratic error As Korotkov runs frantically from office to office in an attempt to save his job his identify and recover his stolen documents we realize our hero is in a kind of Alice in Wonderland world but this being 1920s Soviet Russia we have Korotkov in Stalinland How far can things spin out of control? Toward the end in Chapter Nine TYPEWRITER TERROR we read what happens in one of the government offices The wall fell apart before Korotkov's very eyes and tinkling their bells thirty typewriters on desks began to play a fox trot Swaying their hips wiggling their shoulders voluptuously tossing up their creamy legs in a white foam the thirty women set off in a can can and circled around the desksNow a comrade can take only so much even a comrade who is gentle and uiet and merely wants to do his job as a clerk Comrade Korotkov becomes progressively frustrated and then progressively angry stomping his feet and yelling and toward the end of the novella when given a prompting to become violent Comrade Korotkov does indeed become violent resulting in a fellow worker's very bloody face and head Such violence leads to the final chapter A CINEMA STYLE CHASE AND THE ABYSS a chase and abyss that must be read in Bulgakov's own words even if those words are in English translationRussian author Mikhail Bulgakov 1891 1940

  2. E. G. E. G. says:

    Introduction Notes by Julie Curtis Diaboliad The Fatal Eggs No 13 the Elpit Workers' Commune A Chinese Tale The Adventures of Chichikov

  3. MihaElla MihaElla says:

    Those 4 devilish short stories read through with a devilish speed put a devilish smile on my face At first sight I'm Not really sure what I've grasped out of them two of the stories put my mind on wires and couldn't get them straight yet but I've put attention into the first 'Diaboliad' and the last story 'The adventures of Chichikov' I followed in a frenzy mindset the hero of the tale 'Diaboliad' especially that it echoed the concept of the 'double' which I enjoyed very much also in 'the double' by Saramago Of course the ending was predictable but this didn't decrease the intensity of the story development As for Chichikov yes it's a reminder to rejoice again in Gogol's works

  4. Jacob Overmark Jacob Overmark says:

    Diaboliad or Life at the cooperative sorry we have run out of pay checks but you will have your salary in matchsticks or cheap wine or even left hand shoes – depending on what kind of cooperative you work inThe Devil take it And that is not just an expression Going into a frenzy starting to test strike the very poor uality matchsticks our protagonist with soon no name is covered in a cloud of Sulphur not to mention the immediate harm done by flying sparks There is a distinct odor in the room the smell of Hell But first Purgatory in which Comrade Korotkov falls from grace looses his job and identityThe general idea of Purgatory is “cleansing” and as some claim to prepare your soul for hitting the elevator button either up or down In this Purgatory there are a few inspirational elevator scenes and a lot of running down blind alleys near slips and carnal temptations Overall you would think that as Korotov is really taking on some effort show the will to better himself and comply with what is expected of him everything will turn out just fineThe thing about nightmares is that you never know if they are real this one neither A melodramatic and satirical farce that Kafka connoisseurs will clearly appreciate 55No 13Once you give assets back to “The People” they soon prove not able to handle itIt only takes a spark and the caretakers hoarded kerosene 35A Chinese Tale How to prove worthy of a Soviet citizenship and then you die45The Adventures of ChichikovOnce upon a time lived a man who ceased an opportunityThanks to endless rows of bureaucracy the opportunity grew larger and as The Holy Scripture says; “For whoever has to him shall be given ”Thus encouraged our man buys property land sets up businesses and factories in what is today known as a” carousel scheme” Once your first successful “buy” is secured you take up loans using that as a security If no one is talking to each other and there are ways of preventing this you continue building your empire A lot of bureaucracy is a help in this and that is just what your 20 ties Soviet can provide on large scale Was all this just a dream? Maybe but it could easily have happened 55

  5. Susan Susan says:

    This collection of Mikhail Bulgakov’s early short stories written between 1922 and 1923 highlights the pathos and comic surrealism of life in post revolutionary MoscowThe title story “The Diaboliad” concerns the hapless Korotkov the chief clerk at the Main Central Depot of Match Materials or MatchMat who is paid in the “produce of production” — in other words matches The innocent reader may assume that this is an example of Russian absurdism but according to Lesley Milne’s excellent book Mikhail Bulgakov A Critical Biography Bulgakov was paid in matches during the last days of his employment at LITO the Literary Department of the Central Political Enlightenment Committee in Moscow This knowledge gives new meaning to the cover design of the Oneworld Classics editionThings become even bizarre for Comrade Korotkov when temporarily blinded in one eye after uality testing the matches he misreads a memo as“‘All typists and women generally will in due course be issued soldiers’ uniform drawers’‘That’s fantastic’ Korotkov exclaimed in rapture and gave a voluptuous shudder imaging Lidochka in soldiers’ drawers”The surrealism of the story is heightened by the location of MatchMat offices in the former sites of Die Alpenrose a leading restaurant in pre revolutionary Moscow and a girls’ boarding school This leads to incongruous dual signage such as“a sign in silver on blue saying ‘Duty Form Mistress’ and one in pen on paper below ‘Enuiries’”Signage as a symbol of class warfare also appears in another story “No 13 The Elpit Workers’ Commune Building” the tale of what happened to an elegant apartment building when the wealthy and mysterious tenants were replaced by “unprecedented folk” who played “ominous” music on their gramophones“It’s a terrible thing when kingdoms are falling And that every memory has begun to die away It was then that by the gates next to the lantern a fiery ‘No 13’ a white plaue was stuck up with a strange inscription on it ‘Workers’ Commune’”The odd one out in this collection is “A Chinese Story” about a “coolie” who ends up fighting in the Russian Civil War because he doesn’t understand Russian I thought this story was in extremely poor taste until I read Lesley Milne’s analysis She suggests that Bulgakov wrote this piece as an exercise in evoking an “estranged reality” for the battle scenes in his first novel The White GuardSoviet absurdism returns in the last story “The Adventures of Chichikov” a parody of the Soviet government’s New Economic Plan Chichikov is what the British would describe as a “wide boy”“First name? Pavel Patronymic? Ivanovich Surname? Chichikov Profession? Character in Gogol Work before the Revolution? Purchase of dead souls”The stories in Diaboliad show the beginnings of the wonderful magical realism which Mikhail Bulgakov realised in his most celebrated work The Master and Margarita

  6. Joseph Joseph says:

    Mikhail Bulgakov 1891 1940 and the composer Dmitri Shostakovich 1906 1975 had met and briefly toyed with the idea of working together on a dramatic work It was not to be but their collaboration is a tantalizing might have been Indeed the I read of Bulgakov the he reminds me of Shostakovich Not the composer of the symphonies perhaps but the Shostakovich of the circus music of the manic and dissonant galops of the acerbic music theatre pieces This is particularly true of Bulgakov's short stories four of which are grouped in this attractive Oneworld Classics editionThe title piece is Diaboliad featuring the unassuming office clerk Korotkov who is sacked from his job at the Main Central Depot of Match Materials for a farcical error The story describes his increasingly despairing and nightmarish uest through the Soviet civil service to seek the official responsible for his dismissal There's no denying the narrative's brilliance but this is no comfort reading the surreal world depicted becomes as head splitting as a hangover on cheap wineA similar atmosphere pervades No 13 The Elpit Workers' Commune Building a tale about an exclusive condominium which is expropriated by the new Communist regime and A Chinese Tale in which a Chinese immigrant discovers his talent as a machine gunnerwith tragic conseuencesThe most lighthearted work in the collection is The Adventures of Chichikov a literary divertissement in which characters from Gogol's Dead Soul reappear in Communist Russia This story displays Bulgakov's admiration for the classic Russian author yet even here it's not difficult to decipher the political commentary simmering beneath the surface One starts to feel that whilst being no nostalgic sympathizer of the ancien regime Bulgakov had little faith in the utopian promises of CommunismThe works in this Oneword Classics edition are presented in a new translation by Hugh Aplin who has previously translated Chekhov Dostoevsky and Turgenev amongst others Aplin also provides notes on the text and thirty pages of very helpful extra material including a biography of Bulgakov and a brief introduction to his major works Highly recommended

  7. Stian Stian says:

    This book contains five different stories by Bulgakov DiaboliadThe Fatal EggsNo 13 the Elpit Workers' CommuneA Chinese TaleThe Adventures of ChichikovI did not read the final story as I will wait until I've read Gogol's Dead Souls before I do that The only story I didn't like very much was No 13 the Elpit Workers' Commune which I failed to appreciate it was chaotic and not particularly interesting The other stories however are great Diaboliad is an absolutely hilarious story a funny satire of Soviet life It is clearly inspired by Dostoevsky's The Double exploring a typical office clerk stuck in an insanely bureaucratic system who eventually due to some hilariously stupid events loses his mind 'This is Gogol and Dostoevsky transposed from the city of St Petersburg to the city of Moscow Introduction xiii The Fatal Eggs is also funny Here a professor discovers a new 'ray of life' or so it seems but here too irresponsible party authorities confiscate it from the brilliant and eccentric professor only to bungle the whole thing up in a sovkhoz State farm a story with giant reptiles that threaten the whole of Moscow A Chinese Tale is a sad sad story about a naive young Chinese man who finds himself joining the Red Army but with no understanding of who he is fighting for or against and with no understanding of why Short but fairly powerful and pretty sadAll in all a great collection of stories with a very helpful and good introduction written by Julie Curtis credit to her for that Really on point and good introductions that don't meander needlessly are hard to come by at least in my experience

  8. Steven Steven says:

    One of the things against which Bulgakov railed at the time he was writing these five stories— Diaboliad The Fatal Eggs really of a novella No 13 the Elpit Workers' Commune A Chinese Tale and The Adventures of Chichikov—was a campaign begun around 1921 which proudly claimed that satire no longer had a role to play in Soviet literature The idea was that satire had fulfilled a vital function in the 19th century in furthering progressive anti authoritarian thinking—but now in Soviet culture when the interests of the workers were identical to that of the State satire had effectively become redundant because there were no problems in need of satirical treatment I think that Bulgakov singlehandedly shows through these tales that there is always a need for satire—especially if it is done as masterly as he did it

  9. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    Four stories ‘Diaboliad’ is a farcical satire on bureaucratic absurdity a surreal reworking of Dostoevsky’s The Double that clouds the narrative’s clarity with too many oddities ‘No 13—The Elpit Workers’ Commune’ is even strange an over the top blackly comic story about a collapsing building and the ensuing casualties The tone is extremely uneven and lacking in a narrative viewpoint or point of focus ‘A Chinese Tale’ is a little too time specific to have any contemporary value ‘The Adventures of Chichikov’ is the redeemer a brisk riff on Gogol’s Dead Souls with some light metafictive flickers Some editions contain the novella The Fatal Eggs which is a brilliant SF dalliance and one of Bulgakov’s most successful satires Shame this one didn’t

  10. shakespeareandspice shakespeareandspice says:

    The Diaboliad ★★★Surreal and crazy but has moments of humor that I can appreciateThe Elpit Workers' Commune Building ★Something just felt wrong with this story I have a suspicion it maybe the translation Or maybe it needed another edit Rough and gritty but didn’t grab my attention muchA Chinese Tale ★NoThe Adventures of Chichikov ★★★★Most enjoyable for this Gogol reader of Dead Souls It’s like literary fanfiction from another one of your favorite Russians Loved the ending in particular

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