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Дети Арбата. Книга 2. Страх (Arbat Tetralogy #3)

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Вторая книга трилогии не случайно названа "Страх". Это, наверное, самая драматичная часть трилогии "Дети Арбата". По признанию Анатолия Рыбакова, в "Страхе" "использован ряд приведенных в письмах сведений, эпизодов, а иногда и судеб".

Действие книги происходит в 1935 - 1937 годах.
После убийства Кирова в Ленинграде власть очищает страну от сомнительных, неблагонадежных элеме
Hardcover, 784 pages
Published 2004 by Амфора (first published 1987)
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This is another big-ass Russian novel, with close to 700 pages and a huge cast of characters spread across a good chunk of the old Soviet Union, from Siberia to Moscow to Kaliningrad. It is the second novel of a trilogy, the first entitled Children of the Arbat, which I read in 2008 not even knowing it was part of a trilogy. Sequel or not, Fear is so good that I plan to move on to the third novel, Dust and Ashes, some time in the coming year.

Anataly Rybakov took his chances writing these works d
As the continuation of Children of the Arbat, Fear dives right into the heart of the Great Terror in the Soviet Union. I didn't however, think that it was as good, or even had the same sense of urgency as Children of the Arbat. I was annoyed at the focus on Stalin as the second main character next to Sasha, and I felt that the stories and fates of characters that we spent a lot of time getting to know in Children of the Arbat got sidelined as a result, and you learn developments about some of th ...more
Zvi Jonathan
The Arbat Saga continues and , together with greats such as Arthur Koestlers 'A Darkness At Noon' Vassily Grossmans 'Forever Flowing'and the works of Solzhenitsyn ,the Orwellian terror of the Stalin years in the Soviet Union been captured so accurately. The true characters of some of the people who we met in Children of The Arbat are revealed. Sasha Pankratov becomes a wiser,more cynical man who finally realises the nature of the Communist society in Russia. Varya Ivanova blooms into a remarkabl ...more
Читать всю трилогию. Рекомендуется кто интерисуется историей ссср. Читается очнь легко, прочел на одном дыхании в отпуске. Видно что автор очень хорошо прочувствовал описываемый период. Изложение последовательное. Культ личности Сталина и всего полит. аппарата того времени а так же обвчного народа описан подробно и красочно.
Isla McKetta
I fell for these characters when reading Children of the Arbat and was interested to see what befell them next. Rybakov does a great job of creating the sense of justified paranoia and I felt like I better understood the Soviet psyche after reading this book. I do wish it had ended less like part of a series, though.
Stalins pursuit of a Party cleansing is under way and woe betide those who, through bad timing or bad placement, get "caught", arrested, tried, and either shot or sent to the camps.
All this at the same time the original group of students are growing up into their own. Yuri as NKVD, Sasha post-exile, Varya afar, Vadim navigating a world of art through state oppression. How these stories are weaved through with the peaking paranoia of Stalin is a feat and Rybakov wrote with such vividness that it
To be clear, I read the English translation, Fear, which is the second installment in Rybakov's Arbat trilogy. It's much darker than the first installment, as the early 30s slide into the heart of the purges and uncertainty of the years right before WWII. As with the first installment, the getting inside of Stalin's head was a distraction for me, and the characters seem thinner and more archetypal than in the first novel (even knowing their backgrounds). Still, however, a Russian novel in the hi ...more
Raamat, millest esimese poole lugesin umbes aastal 1989 või nii ja teise poole aastal 2014. Raamat ise on räigelt hea, kui suht sünge isikukultuse, kõikjal valitseva hirmu ja karmi terrorirežiimi kohta võib hea üldse öelda. Tegelased on samad, kes "Arbati lasteski", tegevus aga keerleb ümber järjest karmimaks mineva repressioonide ja lavastatud kohtuprotsesside, puhastuste, vangiheitmiste ja mahalaskmiste ratta.
Karm lugemine. Karm aga väga hea.
Simon Spanyol
Perhaps I have just read too many biographies of Stalin and accounts of life inRussia during the purges?
I found the pace of art 2 of this trilogy was a bit slow -I guess as it is partly autobiographical it may reflect a long & slow moving art of Rybakov's life
Continuing the saga of Sasha Pankratov, the Russian student unjustly arrested in 1934, this novel interweaves his exile in Siberia and eventual return to the madness of Stalin's Great Purge with the effects of the reign of terror on his friends in the Arbat.
Nov 25, 2008 Rick rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Friends
Recommended to Rick by: Bought from Micronesian Seminar Office
Sent shivers down my spine!! The evils of absolute power is never as clear to me than this.
Mikhail Baskov
Year 1937 can always come back. If you are careless enough...
Vol.2 to 1937. Fear is an accurate name for this book
Red Haircrow
Very pleased to have found this book.
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Anatoly Naumovich Rybakov (Russian: Анатолий Наумович Рыбаков; January 14, 1911 – December 23, 1998) was a Soviet and Russian writer, the author of the anti-Stalinist Children of the Arbat tetralogy, novel Heavy Sand, and many popular children books including Adventures of Krosh, Dirk, Bronze Bird, etc. One of the last of his works was his memoir The Novel of Memoirs (Роман-Воспоминание) telling a ...more
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Arbat Tetralogy (4 books)
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