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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
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Hardcover, 784 pages
Published 2004 by Амфора (first published 1987)
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Jim
Sep 02, 2012 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Snejina
Jul 28, 2016 Snejina rated it it was amazing
Втората книга от трилогията на Рибаков за децата на Арбат.. Всъщност, тъй като я четох на руски се оказа ,че първата част на " Страх" съдържа голяма част от онова, което при нас е издадено като " Трийсет и пета и други години", та като я започнах отидох почти на средата. Четох я в електронен вариант, не знам какво съдържа издадената у нас "Страх" ( намира се само на старо тук таме). Изключително интересна ми беше! Тя всъщност разказва за живота на Саша Панкратов, след заминаването му от Сибир, с ...more
Gary
Feb 18, 2014 Gary rated it it was amazing
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
Desi
Dec 11, 2011 Desi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russia, fiction
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
Malkinfedor
Jul 06, 2011 Malkinfedor rated it it was amazing
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.
Deniss Rutseikov Ojastu
Dec 13, 2015 Deniss Rutseikov Ojastu rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction-russian
Вторая часть трилогии "Дети Арбата" повествует о времени "расцвета" сталиских репрессий в Советском Союзе в 1936-1939 годах. В отличие от первой книги, где можно было прочитать о надеждах и идеалах главных героев, в этой книге - лишь мрачные реалии той эпохи. Автор великолепно описал атмосферу того времени, когда в лагерь в Сибири или на расстрел можно было угодить по мельчайшей неостороженности, когда "стучали" соседи, коллеги, родственники...

Паранойя "Главного машиниста страны" очень тонко опи
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Mimi
Oct 08, 2015 Mimi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2015
Continuing the story of Children of the Arbat, Fear is well named. Excellent exploration of trying to navigate a constantly shifting political landscape. Rybakov did an amazing job of portraying the purges and explaining how the stage was set for a power vacuum as Stalin entered the Second World War. Again, he goes inside Stalin's mind for some of the story, and again it is an icky place to be.
Every once in a while, the story would bog down, which is what kept it from being a five star read.
Miklos
Sep 18, 2013 Miklos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Chris
Dec 25, 2012 Chris rated it really liked 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
Lauri
Aug 02, 2014 Lauri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Isla McKetta
Apr 13, 2015 Isla McKetta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Yves Panis
Jul 20, 2015 Yves Panis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Attention chef d'œuvre. Ou presque. Du niveau de "La Saga Moscovite" d'Axionov. C'est dire. Le tome deux des Enfants de l'Arbat. Extraordinaire roman qui raconte la Grande Terreur comme personne ne l'avait jamais fait. A lire absolument. Très grand livre russe. Vite lisons le tome 3, dernier tome de la saga.
Simon Spanyol
Nov 18, 2012 Simon Spanyol rated it liked it
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
Lysergius
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.
Mark
Jan 18, 2016 Mark rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rick
Nov 24, 2008 Rick rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Adi Elkin
Jul 27, 2015 Adi Elkin rated it really liked it
Wow.
Mike
Jan 17, 2014 Mike rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Strach i nic więcej.
Mikhail Baskov
Dec 17, 2012 Mikhail Baskov rated it really liked it
Year 1937 can always come back. If you are careless enough...
Eddie
Mar 03, 2010 Eddie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vol.2 to 1937. Fear is an accurate name for this book
Pacyfa
Feb 13, 2015 Pacyfa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russian-lit
Third in the series and just as engaging.
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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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