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Quotes from The Twelve Chairs. But after reading half of this, I must concede defeat. He did so cautiously, since he had never done it before, and, greatly alarmed, his wife threw a kerchief around her head and ran to fetch the civilian clothing [for Father Fyodor] from her brother.

In Hollywood, the comedy It’s in the Bag! Ilya Ilf, pseudonym of Iehiel-Leyb Ilya Arnoldovich Faynzilberg was a popular Soviet journalist and writer of Jewish origin who usually worked in collaboration with Yevgeni Petrov during the s and s. This is completely believable and consistent with the character. A Novel Northwestern Chairss Classics. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Nov 20, Ksenia Chernyshova rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I really enjoyed this book, and would have enjoyed it more if I had known Russian and more about the cultural and social post-revolution Russian landscape beyond what I have gotten in Tolstoy, Pasternak, Orwell, and others. I will be looking out for your translation. Before the revolution, Ippolit and Claudia were wealthy aristocrats. The Jews of Odessa: Because of this one 21 view it as a rather sad but, well, that’s what satire out there is for: I really look forward to watching the Mel Brooks film, which I actually own but have never watched.


La rivoluzione bolscevica ha ormai superato il decimo anno di vita ma molti compagni ex nobili ed ex borghesi ricordano ancora i bei vecchi tempi, quando non dovevano lavorare e vivevano in dimore principesche.

The Twelve Chairs

Thank you for the warning. March 22, at 1: It also gives the authors a convenient platform from which to look at this society and to make fun of its less attractive and less Socialist aspects. Write a customer review. The only thing remotely comparable I can think of in America is cult classic movie quotes.

Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution.

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A monument in Odessa. A notable difference is that in the Cuban version the hero “sees the light”, perov corrected and joins Cuban revolutionary youth in zafra campaign sugar cane harvesting.

He told me it was extremely funny, that I would certainly enjoy it. The book is hilarious, and I wish that I knew a great deal more about the historical implications of the satire that exists in the book because I am sure that the book would have been a lot more funny for me with an original context.


Heart of a Dog. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Ippolit Matveyevich and Bender, of course, have their fortune to look forward to though Ippolit Matveyevich’s share is shrinking ever more The title comes from the following pefrov.

Because of this book I can pinpoint with accuracy the year I matured – it was the year I reread the book and realized that in spite of it playfull wittiness, it described a crushingly depressive vision of humanity. February External links: It’s not quite that simple, of course: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I can probably turn the last page and immediately crack the book open again at the beginning, perpetually submerged in the adventures of former bourgeois Kisa Vorobyaninov and the legendary conman Ostap Bender as they throw themselves into a breakneck hunt for the coveted chair with heirloom diamonds sewn into its seat.

The Twelve Chairs – US. The search for the bejeweled chairs takes these unl Ostap Bender is an unemployed con artist living by his wits in postrevolutionary Soviet Russia. Beyond entertainment, this book paints a picture of life in the Soviet Union during s, and you’ll probably find a hundred or more references to Russian items, people, and historical events that you’ve never heard of before, even if you’re a fan of Russian literature.