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Mosca, 20 settembre 1968. Rubén nasce affetto da paralisi cerebrale: le facoltà intellettuali sono intatte, ma non può muovere gli arti, salvo due dita. Dopo poco più di un anno sarà separato dalla madre e rinchiuso negli speciali orfanotrofi in cui vengono isolati, e sottratti allo sguardo, quelli come lui, considerati impresentabili da una società che esalta il mito dell’ ...more
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Published 2008 by Adelphi (first published January 1st 2002)
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Afaf Ammar
*"أنا لا أحب اللون الأبيض.. الأبيض لون العجز والقضاء المحتوم، لون سقف المستشفى والشراشف البيضاء، الأسود هو لون النضال والأمل، لون السماء ليلا، لون الأحلام، لون العالم الداخلي للجفون المغلقة، لون الحرية، اللون الذي اخترته لعربتي الكهربائية"

*الرواية عبارة عن سيرة ذاتية عن المؤلف "روبين غاليغو"، مع مجموعة من القصص القصيرة من واقع حياته.

*ولد روبين غاليغو ومعه شقيقه التؤام في موسكو من أم إسبانية،كانت تدرس في جامعة موسكو، وأب فنزويلي يدرس أيضا معها.
بعد عشرة أيام من الولادة مات شقيقه التؤام، وتم إكت
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Alessandro
Jan 01, 2012 Alessandro rated it it was amazing
[Qui la prefazione, perché l'autore parla meglio di me, ed io non ho tempo.]
Capita che mi chiedano se quel che scrivo è successo davvero. Se i protagonisti dei miei racconti sono reali.
Rispondo che sì, sono cose vere, personaggi reali; più che reali. Certo, i miei personaggi sono prototipi collettivi dell'infinito caleidoscopio dei miei infiniti orfanotrofi. Ma quel che scrivo è la verità.
L’unica particolarità della mia opera che si discosta, e talvolta contraddice la realtà autentica, è la vi
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Juwairia Sama
یالها من روایة مؤلمة تغرق معها في اعماق السواد (اللون الذي يحبه الكاتب) إلا لأنك ترى شعاع نور بالابيض (اللون الذي يكرهه) فتتمسك بالأمل ، بالحيا ...
Alex
Aug 18, 2010 Alex rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: booker, russian
Falls squarely into the "misery lit" niche.
I do admire the author's courage & empathise with his misfortunes (disclosure: I'm disabled myself), but as a piece of writing, the book is calculated and manipulative. The sentences have to be short & descriptive to work like punches in the gut. It's easy to assault the reader with "the truth of life" in that way, never allowing him to come to his senses.

The ultimate dirty trick is writing "I'm retarded" when the reader's fully aware that you'
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Virginia
Dec 01, 2014 Virginia rated it it was amazing
Sono un eroe. È facile essere un eroe. Se non hai le braccia o le gambe, o sei un eroe o sei morto. Se non hai i genitori, fa' affidamento su braccia e gambe. E sii un eroe. Se non hai né le braccia né le gambe e hai anche pensato bene di restare solo al mondo, è fatta. Sei condannato a essere un eroe sino alla fine dei tuoi giorni. Io sono un eroe, non ho altra scelta.
Roberta
Jun 18, 2015 Roberta rated it really liked it
Io scrivo del bene, scrivo di vittorie, gioie e amore.


Fino a qualche giorno fa non avevo idea di chi fosse Rubén Gallego. Mi sono incuriosita quando ho letto qualche citazione su Goodreads. Rubén Gallego è uno spagnolo, cresciuto negli orfanotrofi dell'Unione Sovietica, affetto da paralisi cerebrale, non può usare gambe e braccia, ma solo l'indice della mano sinistra. Bianco su nero, più che un'autobiografia, è una raccolta di bozzetti di ispirazione autobiografica. Come dice l'autore nell'intro
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عُلا
Jul 09, 2013 عُلا rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
بالمتل الدارج بقولو مكره أخاك لا بطل .... والكاتب يقول إنه بطل ....ولكن للحقيقة لم أرَ ذلك ....قد يكون حكما مجحفا وحياته وفق ظروفه صعبة ولكن لو كان مقال أو فلم فالأمر محتمل ولكن كتاب؟!! هو ما أضاف لي أكثر من أن الشوشبرك في روسيا تُطبخ بالماء!!
لو كان لدي دار لرعاية الأطفال أتمنى لو استطعت تعليمهم عدم استغلال وضعهم للضغط العاطفي على من حولهم ...العزة والاعتماد على النفس حتى لو كانت دموعهم تنهمر .... يؤلمني أن أمر في الطريق وأجد أطفال وكبار يتضرعوون بجمل حفظوها عن ظهر قلب لو تفكر فيها المرء لما قال
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Evelina
Дуже важка книжка, але цікава. З мінусів - ламаний сюжет, іноді незрозумілі переходи автора на інші періоди життя головного героя.
Vivian
Aug 06, 2009 Vivian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This slim memoir packs a whollop. Born the granndson of a Spanish Communist leader, he spent his childhood as an orpahn being shuttled between a variety of children's and old age homes in Russia.. His mother, a student,thought that he had died. How Ruben survived such a childhood of cruelty and neglect and deprivation is incredible. Born with cerebral palsy, he crawls his way outside and to the bathroom. He can only use a few fingers of one hand, yet he grows up, marries, has children and finall ...more
Julián
Feb 10, 2016 Julián rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rusia, ensayo, biografía
La hija de Ignacio Gallego, dirigente comunista español que fundó en los años fundó el PCPE, tuvo un hijo minusválido en Moscú. Las autoridades le dijeron que había muerto y el niño se crió en distintos orfanatos hasta acabar en un asilo para ancianos. Este libro de pocas páginas cuenta la historia, sin dramatismos ni truculencias, con cierta dosis de humor. Es una denuncia del sistema soviético que encierra, maltrata y oculta a unos seres que no cuadran con el ideal del paraíso socialista. La a ...more
Anastassia Dyubkova
Всё же читать критические статьи и рецензии перед знакомством с новой книгой - это плохая идея, потому что, оказывается, критические статьи и рецензии имеют свойство наделять читателя ложными ожиданиями в отношении литературного произведения.
Вот маленькая книжка Гальего. Кому пришло в голову сказать, что она смешная? Над чем в ней смеяться - над инвалидами, над тем, как плохо с ними обращаются в государственных учреждениях, или над тем, что все в итоге умерли? (Ну ладно, не все. Но многие) Тут е
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Dominique Jacques
Un témoignage sidérant, au sens littéral du terme. L'impression en lisant ces courts chapitres, sans aucun pathos d'être transformée en statut de pierre, tant l'émotion est forte..qu'il il faille s'en protéger. Un bébé très gravement handicapé, arraché à sa mère est trimballé de foyers, en institutions, en mouroirs dans la Russie soviétique d'avant Brejnev. Là les enfants rampent faute de fauteuils, dépendent pour être (mal) nourris de "nounous" aussi maltraitées qu'eux, vivent dans une solitude ...more
عائشة محمد
اقتنيتُ هذه الرواية "بالأبيض على الأسود"، على أنها رواية، و كذلك، لم تكن. ما جعلني محبطة بعد القراءة. لأني لم أكن أعلم و أنا أقرأ أنها ليست رواية، بالرغم من أن هذا كان قد اتضح لي أثناء ما كنت أقرأ. غير أنه كان مجرد اتضاح أو تخمين من طرفي، لم ألقي له بالاً. لكن، حينما أنهيت القراءة و أتممتها، علمتُ بكل تأكيد أن هذه ليست رواية، و إنما مذكرات إن صح التعبير. مذكرات للكاتب، عن حياته، كيف عاشها، كيف وصل إلى ما وصل إليه من كتابة هذه رواية. على هذا، فإن هذا الكتاب يصنف ضمن السير الذاتية، لا ضمن الروايات ...more
Ahmed Ramadan
Jul 24, 2015 Ahmed Ramadan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
الأبداع هو أحد الإمكانات للحفاظ على النفس البشرية .. و هذا ما قام به الكاتب للحفاظ على شخصيته الأنسانية وسط ظروف قاسية تعرض لها .. قصة واقعية رغم قسوتها تفتح باب الأمل .. و رغم ما تحفل به من سواد لكنها تؤكد أن سعى الأنسان نحو النجاة ، بل و النجاح وسط ظروف معادية يمكنه أن يذلل أى عقبات مهما كانت شدتها .. رواية غنية و قوية تحفل بمعاناة النفس البشرية لا يعاب عليها سوى الترجمة الحرفية السيئة التى أفقدتها الكثير من رونقها أحياناً
Ina Reeve
Aug 17, 2015 Ina Reeve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book!
Set in Soviet Union and written by Ruben Gonzalez Gallego., it is a memoire of his childhood in Soviet orphanage, he is separated from his mother, who was forced to leave him after she was told her child was invalid.
John
Dec 12, 2011 John rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terrifying, brutal and brilliant document of survival. One of the most visceral testaments to the power of maintaining one's dignity and humanity in the face of hell all done without a drop of sentimentality.
Veronika
Bílé na černém je knižní jednohubka, u které skutečné zůstává rozum stát.
Její autor předkládá stroze a bez příkras útržky mrazivého příběhu svého dětství a dospívání, které strávil v dětských domovech a starobincích komunistického Ruska.
Jako obrnou zasažený, téměř nepohyblivý sirotek musel být Ruben vděčný i za vzduch, který v domovech dýchal. Otřesné podmínky a vesměs naprostá ignorance vládnoucí v zařízeních, kterými prošel, ho denně přesvědčovaly o tom, že je pro společnost přítěží hodnou p
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Kurdina
Jan 14, 2013 Kurdina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Вся обрыдалась, но оторваться не могла. Прочла на одном дыхании
Simona Bartolotta
Aug 23, 2015 Simona Bartolotta rated it really liked it
Non so cosa dire. Non credo si possa dire qualcosa.
Catherine
I think I was confused when I bought this book.
Blanche_in_Lakeview
I admire the author for having typed this memoir with the index finger of his left hand. The content, is, of course, very moving and powerful. I am a little confused as to the style of the book. The narrative jumps around a lot from past to present, which does not make it difficult to understand, it only leaves the reader wanting more details. Many life-changing issues and events are discussed by using just a few choice words and phrases. Perhaps that is the author's style, and he doesn't want t ...more
Hanna Rudakouskaya
Nov 10, 2013 Hanna Rudakouskaya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Hanna by: Paval Lubiecki
Shelves: autobiography
For me. the book was very hard to read. I understand that it's just the truth, but all I wish is to see the author and ask him questions, more and more questions on how could he survive, came to success. Where did he take strength to live? He doesn't tell it in the book. The book is just a set of sad and even evil stories with deeply mind affecting effect.

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Ну, а для посвященных в организованную свыше тайну – особого напряга тоже нет. Ну – умер. Умер – шмумер. Лишь бы был здоро
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سمية
Jul 07, 2013 سمية rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
سيرة ذاتية جميلة ومحزنة يحكي فيه الكاتب جوانب من سيرة حياته وقصة كفاحة للبقاء حياً .. فقد أصُيب روبين في صغره بشلل الأطفال الدماغي مع إعاقة في أطرافه .. عاش في دار للأطفال بدون أن يكون له والدن أو أقرباء تشعر وأن تقرأ سيرته بسخافة معاناتك مقارنة بحياته التي كانت كلها معاناة تتخللها بعض اللحظات الجميلة يقول روبين في بداية كتابه عبارة مؤثرة جداً :

" أنا بطل .. من السهل أن تكون بطلاً .. إذا لم يكن لديك يدان ولا رجلان -أنت بطل أو ميت .. إذا لم يكن لك والدان اعتمد على يديك ورجليك وكن بطلا.. إذا لم يك
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Rosemary
Feb 27, 2015 Rosemary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating account of institutional life in Russia, narrated by a young, non ambulatory boy with cerebral palsy. Abandoned by his family, he spent his childhood in various government institutional homes, with rules and hierarchies in a world of their own. This is a tragedy but with humor and hope, and an amazing story of survival and humanity. A world where black is life and white is hopelessness.
Maren
Jul 04, 2014 Maren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poignant book! I wonder of he could ever get over the traumas of his childhood or his current disabilities....great honesty and tenderness about his friendships with the other boys in the home. Interesting russian " compassion" vs american and the cultural prejudices too.
Paul
Oct 15, 2013 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is truly a stunning tale. Abandoned with cerebral palsy, and left to grow up in children homes scattered across Russia, Ruben Gallego's tale has been one of the most enduring stories I have ever read. This personal statement will really touch you, and show you just how truly blessed some people are, and some are not. The only complaint that I have to offer, is that the biography itself did not really have a developing storyline showing Ruben's growth into manhood and his travels to America ...more
Miriam
Jan 15, 2009 Miriam rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What made me pick up this book was the fact that the author, because he was born with cerebral palsy, types this memoir with the index finger of his left hand. My only complaint is that the story can be confusing because it jumps around from chapter to chapter and never quite gives the complete story of his childhood or adult life. I would have liked to know the why's behind his abandonment and placement in a children's home, as well as the events leading up to his marriages and births of his da ...more
Karina Chitman
Jul 14, 2014 Karina Chitman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is one of the saddest books I've read. I could only compare it with the books about Holocaust. It makes your intestines churn realizing how cruel and inhuman people can be...
Olga Khramtsova
Jul 10, 2014 Olga Khramtsova rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the strongest, touching book I have ever read. Sad but true.,
Aleksey Dushtakov
Dec 18, 2015 Aleksey Dushtakov rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
not worth reading
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Ruben Gonzalez Gallego

Рубен Давид Гонсалес Гальего (исп.Rubén David González Gallego, род. 20 сентября 1968, Москва, СССР)— писатель и журналист. В настоящее время живёт в США.
Широко известен как автор автобиографического произведения «Белое на чёрном», удостоенного в 2003 году литературной премии «Букер— Открытая Россия» за лучший роман на русском языке.

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