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Dai libri si imparano molte cose: come agganciare i pensieri tra di loro, come trovare la parola giusta che esprima un sentimento incerto, come guardare le persone e le storie che ci stanno accanto, spesso velate dall'abitudine. Ma si imparano anche cose più semplici, dati e nozioni che si accumulano a poco a poco nella mente, un'informazione sulla Parigi dell'Ottocento, s ...more
Paperback, I Grandi della Narrativa # 24, 159 pages
Published November 5th 2011 by Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A (first published 1835)
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Slobodan
Aug 16, 2012 Slobodan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
This book is a classic example of the great gorge between the western and eastern mentality. Most people from western countries have read this book for the sole purpose of elevating themselves "culturally" because it's considered one among'st many of Russia's classic works. So, when I see a review stating that they don't get it, or, the characters are barbaric, anti-Semitic etc, I say "of course you don't get it, you've missed the point, you don't understand the context or historical significanc ...more
Vladislav
Jan 18, 2012 Vladislav rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is fascinating to observe the response of Western readers to Gogol's epic Taras Bulba. Therefore, I would like to emphasize the importance of cultural and historical perspectives when analyzing this particular work. First, if you want to see what Gogol's Cossacks really looked like (the Hollywood version is bs)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClGKza... (it's a Russian movie)

Being of both Russian and Ukrainian heritage, and having read the work in its original, I feel that some American readers
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Taras Bulba, Nikolai Gogol
عنوان: تاراس بولبا؛ اثر: نیکلای گوگول؛ مترجم: قازار سیمونیان؛ تهران، گوتنبرگ، چاپ دوم 1338، در 221 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1343، در 205 ص، انتشارات علمی فرهنگی، 1394، در 231 ص، سابک: 9786001216992؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان روسی قرن 19 م
مترجم: گیورگیس آقاسی؛ چاپ دوم: تهران، ممتاز، 1361، در 232 ص، چاپ سوم: تهران، پیروز، 1368، در 262 ص؛
مترجم: فریدون شفائی؛ تهران، دادجو، 1365، در 207 ص؛
مترجم: امین نصیری؛ تهران، سپیده، 1369، در 140 ص؛ شابک: 9645773350؛ چاپ سوم 1375؛
متن خلاصه شده، متر
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J.G. Keely
Gogol is primarily known as the father of Russian realism and for his grotesquely evocative descriptions, but 'Taras Bulba' represents a completely different mode for the author. Taking inspiration from the Greek epics and the nationalistic poems of French knights, Gogol creates his own story of national identity.

Though elements of realism and satire creep into the book, its tone is largely that of an action film: exciting, gritty, and passionate. Like almost any such national work, this fervor
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Soycd
Dec 04, 2015 Soycd rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Esta novela narra las aventuras del Cosaco Taras Bulba, un ferviente defensor del cristianismo ortodoxo predominante en la Ucrania del siglo XVI, en medio de su enfrentamiento con un grupo de polacos que amenazan con poner fin a sus creencias religiosas.

Taras tiene dos hijos: Ostap y Andréi. Este último es un joven sensible y profundo que tiene la mala fortuna de enamorarse de una mujer polaca, llevándolo a una conversión de actitud que es el conflicto más interesante que aporta la novela.

"¿Qu
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Courtney
Feb 22, 2009 Courtney rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yikes, this warrior's got some low-hangin' bulbas. This gogolian tale is about a 16th century Cossack and his two sons who drink vodka, slaughter their enemies and yell stuff. It's often shockingly anti-semitic and misogynistic. I know that this book was inspired by Ukranian folklore, but it seems to me that those folks were just a bunch of irredeemable a-holes. Hemingway called it one of the 10 best books of all time, but I only enjoyed the last 30 pages. I did, however, learn the difference be ...more
Peri Kitapları
Jun 29, 2015 Peri Kitapları rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Yerde hareketsiz yatan bir kadın... Başının iki yanından inen örgülü saçları boynuna dökülüyordu. Yanındaki küçük bir çocuk, elleriyle annesinin pörsümüş göğüslerini tutmuş, ancak süt içemediği için öfkeyle ağlıyordu. Bitkinlikten onun da öleceği anlaşılıyordu... "

Evet bu satırları okurken benden nefret ettiniz evet ben de , alıntıyı yaptığım için kendimden nefret ettim , insanlıktan nefret ettim. Bu bir romandı, evet tarihi bir savaş romanıydı. Ama şavaşlar hala devam ediyor. Keşke o lanet ola
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sidana
Mar 05, 2015 sidana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Milliyetçiliğin ve dinin nasıl insanlar tarafından kullanılarak barbarlık ve bağnazlıklara yol açtığının güzel bir hikayesidir.Tabii, aynı zaman da aşkın gücü ve hertürlü fikirden üstünlüğü ve ana yüreğinin sıcaklığı...
Taras Bulba; büyüdüğü hayat şartlarında ki geleneklere, dinine, vatanına, halkına olan bağlılığı ve sarsılmaz inancı ile okuldan yeni dönmüş iki çocuğunu aynı günü diğer günü beraberinde savaşmak için yola çıkarıyor. Gelenekleri için her yol mubah anlayışı ile hareket etmesi ve bu
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Elizabeth (Alaska)
This is one of Gogol's earliest works, and written before he'd hit his satirist stride. This takes place in the 15th Century, and Gogol calls these Cossacks "half-civilized." This story is based in fact - half civilized is a good description. I might have gone all the way to barbarian.

The beginning has his sons return from the monastery, and Bulba wants to celebrate before taking them to where the Cossacks congregate.
"Enough, you've howled quite enough, old woman! A Cossack is not born to run ar
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Aaron
Dec 20, 2008 Aaron rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
At the height of the neoconservative-Bush era, the right’s intellectuals tried to claim a new literary canon. The grab for “Taras Bulba” (found in a Robert Kaplan “Atlantic” essay) ranks among the strangest. The relevance of a 19th Century national-romance novel about Cossacks killing Poles and Jews to national security policy is a question now (hopefully) confined to the dark arts days of the Bush years. The novel greatly benefits from being relieved of responsibility of solving Central Asia’s ...more
Ioannis Savvas
Ο Τάρας Μπούλμπα από τα παιδικά μου χρόνια ακόμα, μου άναβε τη φαντασία, όταν από τη βιβλιοθήκη του πατέρα μου, σε έκδοση ΒΙΠΕΡ με καλούσε. Είχα κοιτάξει το οπισθόφυλλο και ήξερα ότι ο Τάρας ήταν ένας τρομερός Κοζάκος. Ξεφύλλιζα το βιβλίο και από μέσα ξεπετάγονταν μάχες, αίμα, μίσος και δυστυχία. Κάτι με μαγνήτιζε να το διαβάσω, αλλά ο φόβος αυτών που θα ζούσα εκεί μέσα δεν με άφηνε.

Τα χρόνια πέρασαν και το βιβλίο, σε άλλη έκδοση, ξαναέπεσε στα χέρια μου. Ο πειρασμός ήταν μεγάλος: έχοντας ξεπερά
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Hol
This wonderfully written and hideously grisly novel makes it clear why, at a certain time and place in history, everyone with a shred of an instinct toward self-preservation was fleeing the Cossacks. And what if your father or brother was (like Taras Bulba) a Cossack? Then flee posthaste, because he knows where you live and is likely to either recruit or dismember you. Or maybe both. Contemporary readers will find much to reject: for instance, the glorified violence and bald anti-Semitism are in ...more
Carol Greer
Jan 27, 2014 Carol Greer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who would dare to give Gogol fewer than 5 stars? I can just imagine his cringe at a 3 or 4 star rating -- and of course you'd be risking his throwing the whole manuscript into the fire. I'm ashamed to say that after years of reading Slavic lit, this is the first time I've read TARAS. I didn't expect TB to be fun, like DEAD SOULS, and I knew it wouldn't be spooky like "Portrait" or even "Overcoat," but I was taken aback by how painful it was. I don't think I've ever had such mixed feelings about ...more
Heba TariQ
مع قراءتي لها كانت تذكرني برائعة "الحرية أو الموت" لنيكوس كزنتزاكيس :))
Cemre
Taras Bulba, okuduğum ikinci Gogol eseri. Bundan önce Müfettiş'i okumuştum ve oldukça beğenmiştim, o nedenle Taras Bulba'ya da merakla başlamıştım. Müfettiş'i daha çok sevdiğimi itiraf etmem lazım.

Taras Bulba, milliyetçilik ve dindarlık uğruna oğullarından bile vazgeçen bir adamı anlatıyor. Bendeki baskının arka kapağında "katılaşmış yüreklerin acımasız savaşı" tanımlaması yapılmış, çok da uygun olmuş bence. Hikâye, Taras Bulba'nın iki oğlunun eğitimlerini tamamlayıp eve dönmeleriyle başlıyor.
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Yani
May 27, 2013 Yani rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Empecemos por decir que Taras Bulba es, fundamentalmente, una historia sobre un héroe que lucha en defensa de la patria y la religión que profesa (Ucrania y el cristianismo ortodoxo, respectivamente). Y lo hace por el bien del pueblo, no con fines egoístas. El egoísmo del señor que le da el título al libro viene por otro lado y eso es lo que provocó la falta de dos estrellas más en mi calificación (técnicamente, yo le pondría un 2.5). Si bien se lo puede acusar de ser exageradamente patriota, ...more
Jose lana
Oct 17, 2015 Jose lana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Tis is a rather historical novel that tolds with a great and poetic prose the brave figth of the cossac people of low Dniéper against the dominion of the polish kingdom and their catholic religión,the cossacs were ortodoxes,by means of a chief named Taras Bulba and the birth of ucranian nationalism. the book has a subplot :The fall in love of a son of Taras named Andrei by a polish noble girl, told whith exquisite romantic lyrism, his pass to the polish side,and his death by her fathers hands
Andrés
Oct 13, 2015 Andrés rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ya había leído yo de los cosacos en el libro "Un héroe de nuestro tiempo" de Lérmontov y siempre me llamó la atención este tipo de guerreros. No pude encontrar libro mejor que "Taras Bulba para conocer el espíritu indomable de este aguerrido pueblo. Gogol describe vivamente el carácter y las luchas de estos personajes que conforman este relato lleno cruentas batalla marcadas por giros imprevistos donde el impulsivo Taras se enfrenta a la traición, el dolor y por último la muerte.
Thor Gardarsson
Sep 27, 2015 Thor Gardarsson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating book, reveals important aspects of Ukrainian culture and history. I think it's interesting how the cossacks place so much value on the beautiful jewels and horses etc that they rob from their victims while nothing in the book talks about great things the Cossacks have or make (besides their character and religion etc). I wish the story of Andrij (Taras' son) would have continued longer, oh well
perihan
Dec 17, 2015 perihan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Yerde hareketsiz yatan bir kadın... Başının iki yanından inen örgülü saçları boynuna dökülüyordu. Yanındaki küçük bir çocuk, elleriyle annesinin pörsümüş göğüslerini tutmuş, ancak süt içemediği için öfkeyle ağlıyordu. Bitkinlikten onun da öleceği anlaşılıyordu... "

Evet bu satırları okurken benden nefret ettiniz evet ben de , alıntıyı yaptığım için kendimden nefret ettim , insanlıktan nefret ettim. Bu bir romandı, evet tarihi bir savaş romanıydı.
Ama şavaşlar hala devam ediyor. Keşke o lanet ola
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Ricardo
May 11, 2015 Ricardo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O pano de fundo desta obra é semelhante ao d'Os Cossacos, de Tolstoi. À conhecida independência dos povos da região europeia hoje compreendida ao Estado Ucraniano, entre o Dniepre e o Don, Gogol junta traços de nacionalismo, anti-semitismo e pan-eslavismo (e russofilia) exacerbados, que devem ser julgados, neste caso, somente sob o aspecto literário e histórico. Estamos, parece-me, algures entre o século XVII e XVIII (altura em que a Polónia era um reino independente e vasto), sendo que a obra p ...more
Sophie
Το έργο κατατάσσεται στα διηγήματα του Gogol και περιγράφει τις περιπέτειες ενός τέως Κοζάκου, του Ταρά Μπούλμπα, και των δυο του γιων. Η ιστορία ανήκει στη λογοτεχνία του ρομαντικού πατριωτισμού και αυτό φαίνεται ξεκάθαρα αποτυπωμένο στον πρωταγωνιστή μας. Δε με ξετρέλανε, όπως άλλα έργα του, παρόλα αυτά ήταν πολύ ενδιαφέρον και τραγικό.
Nora
Jan 24, 2016 Nora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gogol presenta el nacionalismo ardiente en un entorno puramente masculino. No hay humor, todo es pasión y furia. Historia intensa, con resonancia clásica. Gogol es infalible.
Quân Khuê
Cuốn sách này là một trong những cuốn khiến cho chàng Goldmund thời niên thiếu xúc động sâu xa, đặc biệt là cảnh lão già Taras Bulba chứng kiến cái chết của con trai.
Heli
Jun 20, 2015 Heli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Olen jostain syystä mieltynyt kasakoista kertoviin romaaneihin. Leo Tolstoin Kasakat on yksi vanhoja suosikkikirjojani. Taras Bulbassa on samaa pitelemätöntä kiihkeyttä. Kasakat karauttelevat pitkin aroja, käyvät raakaa sotaa ja tekevät huimia urotöitä, miehiä kun ovat. Mutta on kasakoissa erojakin. Tolstoi painottaa aron lasten sielunelämää ja luontosuhdetta, kun taas Gogol keskittyy tekojen ja sosiaalisten suhteitten yksityiskohtaiseen kuvaukseen.

Kasakkapäällikkö Taras Bulballa on kaksi poika
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Alp Turgut
Nikolay Gogol'un kısa öyküleri toplamının üçüncü ve son halkasını oluşturan "Taras Bulba ve Mirgorod Öyküleri", ünlü yazarın Rus romantik akımına geçişini simgeleyen hikayelerini okuyucuya sunarak yazarın kalemine bir kere daha hayran kalmanızı sağlıyor. Özellikle kitaba adını veren siyasi içeriği zengin "Taras Bulba", Puşkin'in "Yüzbaşının Kızı"nı andıran hikaye örgüsüyle Gogol'un belki de en olgun eseri olarak öne çıkmakta. " İvan İvanoviç ile İvan Nikiforoviç'in Nasıl Tartıştıklarının Öyküsü" ...more
Геллее Авбакар
Disclosure:
I get this edition free of charge from the Providing website of Feedbooks I read in English with a nice quality of writing.

My Plot:
The Whole story was about the life and the death of a Cossack called Taras Bulba, This personality in fact reveals the true view of GOGOL to this kind of Population, anyway, Bulba was married and having two nice children ANDREJ and OSTAP. when they visited him fist after the end of their study in Kiev. Bulba goes with his fantasies back saying that his son
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Ale Rivero
Apr 04, 2014 Ale Rivero rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mi edición tiene 150págs. y agrega el relato Nochebuena.

Tarás Bulba - A pesar de que en ciertos momentos la historia me pareció un poco repetitiva y aburrida por tanta batalla, el personaje de Tarás me mantuvo pegada a ella para saber qué haría a continuación, porque su personalidad me asombró mucho y sus ganas de luchar, por diversas situaciones, hicieron que me encariñara con él y con sus compañeros cosacos/zaporogos. Creo que este es un clásico que se merece ser leído al menos una vez, yo lo
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Andy
A ridiculous adolescent fantasy with nationalist and racist themes, it is unclear to me why this is considered a classic. The fighting spirit of the Cossacks is absurdly romanticized and makes the book read more like propaganda than literature. The characters are without character, so to speak - flat, one-dimensional personalities. The gore and violence is only slightly effective, nothing that I can't get out of a round of "Mortal Kombat," and because it does not develop around a plot I can take ...more
Raisu
It just occurred to me that if it weren't for the fact that the Cossacks, whose life Gogol describes here, are Greek Catholic, and rather despise their Roman Catholic neighbors (to say nothing of slaughtering them at every opportunity), this could be Mel Gibson's favorite book. It has just about everything that good ole Mel loves: fanatic nationalism, antisemitism, misogyny, lots of torture and even a few chase scenes. And of course a rebel leader (of sorts) who sacrifices himself for his troupe ...more
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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Николай Васильевич Гоголь) was born in the Ukrainian Cossack village of Sorochyntsi, in Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine. His mother was a descendant of Polish nobility. His father Vasily Gogol-Yanovsky, a descendant of Ukrainian Cossacks, belonged to the petty gentry, wrote poetry in Russian and Ukrainian, and was an amateur Ukrainian-langu ...more
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“Стой и не шевелись! Я тебя породил, я тебя и убью! — сказал Тарас и, отступивши шаг назад, снял с плеча ружье. Бледен как полотно был Андрий; видно было, как тихо шевелились уста его и как он произносил чье-то имя; но это не было имя отчизны, или матери, или братьев — это было имя прекрасной полячки. Тарас выстрелил.” 0 likes
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