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Lady Macbeth De Mtsensk (Clasica)

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  1,342 ratings  ·  37 reviews
A Editorial Hespéria lança a sua primeira obra, na Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa. Fundada em Outubro de 2006, encontra-se virada para a ficção de qualidade, ensaio, biografias e memórias, com especial ênfase na área dos direitos humanos. Aposta, sobretudo, no interesse dos títulos, na qualidade das traduções – sempre a partir do original – e na minúcia das revisões. L ...more
Published February 27th 2003 by Hespéria (first published 1865)
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Mark
Feb 18, 2013 Mark rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mark by: The beauty of Hesperus Press
Another beautiful book from the Hesperus Press. I so wax lyrical about the beauty of these editions I almost feel i should be earning commission but seriously, they are lovely. They are a press which focuses on making accessible, either through new translations or simply a new edition, what they state are 'unjustly neglected' or simply little known works by otherwise well-known authors. They are always small works, in this case the story itself is only 58 pages long, and this one is written by a ...more
Celeste
Já tinha lido vários livros sobre a temática do adultério, como por exemplo : O Primo Basílio, Effi Briest, Anna Karenina e Madame Bovary.

E quando pensava que sobre esta temática nada mais me surpreenderia, eis que aparece um escritor russo, Nikolai Leskov, de quem nunca tinha ouvido falar, com este livro de 90 páginas chamado “ Lady Macbeth de Mtsensk”.

Tal como Luísa de Eça, também katerina sofre de um imensurável tédio, é casada com um homem mais velho que se ausenta em trabalho e não tem filh
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Zulfiya
Сильная и страстная женская натура, восприимчивая к голосу не разума, а своей женской сути. Загадочная и сильная внутренне и внешне.
Катерина, конечно, персонаж морально уродливый, но привлекательный своей силой страсти и женской похоти. Страшно такую встретить, но и пропустить и не увидель столь сильную личность было бы непростительно.
Я думаю, что Лесков заслуживает нелестные отзывы, описывающие его как писателя - пан-славяниста, но его чуткость в восприятии женской страсти, природы, красоты е
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Sophie
Full of passion, jealousy and obsession, this short story is highly interesting and enjoyable. Leskov's description of the emotional and moral dilemma, as well as the erotic frenzy, of the heroine is exceptional and realistic.
Gloria Mundi
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is a short novella set in Russian province in the second half of 19th century. The subject matter is pretty powerful: passion, adultery, murder and betrayal. Yet, for all that, the book is very unsentimental and true to life. It is full of dark humour and the characters are very real and believable. It is a shame that it does not seem particularly well-known in the West, for it is, in my opinion, one of the best works in Russian literature.
Julia Boechat Machado
Leskov não é tão conhecido no ocidente como outros escritores russos, por algum motivo que me escapa. Lady Macbeth do Distrito de Mtzensk conta a história de uma mulher jovem e entediada que se transforma, sem um momento de arrependimento, em uma fria assassina. Uma narrativa magistral.
Ótima tradução de Paulo Bezerra.
Joseph Costello
Nasty, brutish and short. I liked it a lot.
Czarny Pies
Mar 13, 2015 Czarny Pies rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of 19th century Russian literature.
Recommended to Czarny by: I read it prior to attendign a performance of the opera.
This is a wonderful collection of four stories about the little people of Russia (serfs, manual labourers, monks, etc.) in the middle of the nineteenth century. The characters are at least two levels down in the social hierarchy from the Great Nobles portrayed by Tolstoy and at least one level down from the lower nobility and bourgeois who appear in Dostoyevsky's works. Thus it affords a great way for the reader to round out the picture of nineteenth century society by Russia's two most famous w ...more
Erwin Maack
"Nesses sons infernais, que dilaceram a alma e completam o horror do quadro, ecoam os conselhos da mulher do Jó bíblico: 'Amaldiçoa o dia do teu nascimento e morre'.
Aquele que não quer dar ouvidos a semelhantes palavras, que não acalenta a ideia da morte nem mesmo nessa situação deplorável, mas a teme, esse precisa tentar abafar suas vozes ululantes com algo ainda mais horrendo que elas. Isso o homem simples compreende perfeitamente: então ele dá asas a toda sua simplicidade animal, começa a fa
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Jochen
Eine von ihrem Mann gelangweilte, junge Ehefrau hat eine Affäre mit einem Knecht, was eine Reihe von Morden nach sich zieht. Das ist so ungewöhnlich grausam, und dabei so locker erzählt, die Figuren sprechen ein sehr blumiges, volkssprachliches Russisch, fast wie im Märchen. Die mörderische Konsequenz des Wunschs, etwas vom Leben zu haben. Die Erzählung gleitet völlig ab in Haß und Gewalt, großartig.
Berseri
Wow, that was dramatic. Katerina can serve as an archetype for Russian women being ready to do anything for the sake of love.
Abdalla Mouzoun
أولا هذه أول تجربة لي مع الأدب الروسي
ولقد أحببته بالفعل فنيقولاي ليسكوف إستطاع أن يدخلني إلى روسيا بطقسها البارد والهدوء المخيم عليها أما بانسبة للرواية فلقد كنت أشفق على "كاترنا لفوفنا مسينك" لأنها لاتجد مؤنسا لها في منزل إسماعيليوف زوجها اللذي كان يغيب أياما بسب عمله في المطحنة وسررت عندما اصبحت تجمعها علاقة حميمية مع حارس المنزل الوسيم سيرغي رغم حزني على زوجها... ولكن حين قتلت حماها بالسم بعد أن كشف أمرها أصابني الذهول فكيف لإمرأة جميلة رقيقة كا كاترينا ان تقتل... هكذا بدم بارد ثم من بعد قتل
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Mark
I can only imagine I didn't love this more because of the translation. I should really learn Russian---there's this stilted quality to Russian fiction in translation that really stops me from getting too into it.

This also, I realize, isn't quite my type of story---at least not at this point in my life. Still, it was excellent, I can say objectively; sophisticated, perfectly-crafted, & DEEP. I could write about the story at great, great length, and not plumb it's depths through. (...though, o
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Arina
Интересное замечание:

"Сонетка имела вкус, блюла выбор и даже, может быть, очень строгий выбор; она хотела, чтобы страсть приносили ей не в виде сыроежки, а под пикантною, пряною приправою, с страданиями и с жертвами; а Фиона была русская простота, которой даже лень сказать кому-нибудь: «прочь поди» и которая знает только одно, что она баба. Такие женщины очень высоко ценятся в разбойничьих шайках, арестантских партиях и петербургских социально-демократических коммунах." - Лесков, Леди Макбет Мце
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Elpidia García
Me gustan mucho los autores rusos. De Nikolai S. Leskov no había leído nada hasta que me encontré con este libro en una librería de segunda mano de Madrid por un euro. En realidad se trata de dos noveletas o cuentos largos. El primero es el de Lady Macbeth de Mtsensk y el segundo, El pensador solitario. La primera es la que más me gustó, sin duda. El tema es la infidelidad - tema recurrente en los grandes escritores de la época - y la pérdida de los valores morales. La protagonista es una mujer ...more
Atila Demirkasımoğlu
İçerik zenginliği orta düzeyde, anlatım daha iyi.
Simge Perçin
Okurken Game Of Thrones'da Jaime'nin ettiği "The Things I Do For Love" lafı geldi hep aklıma. Tam bir aşk da değil aslında ama sahip olma duygusunun vahşete doğru evrilen hikayesi etkileyici. Leskov'un anlatımı da Rus edebiyatına göre daha bir çıtır çerez, kısa ve şok etme amaçlı öyküleri var. Okunacak Ruslar rafına kaldırdım kendisini.
Laura
From BBC Radio 4 - Afternoon Drama:
This new dramatization by Marty Ross of the classic 1865 novella by Nikolai Leskov tells the dramatic story of Katerina, whose provincial life in 19th century Russia, married to an older man she has never loved, is transformed by the arrival of attractive philanderer, Sergei.
Anastasia
История страсти, убийств и предательства, написанная удивительным языком. Густым, посконным, таким, какой только у Лескова.
Namrirru
I'm not fond of the translation. It makes the text a bit dry, but the stories are excellent.

It is truly a Russian writer who shows his respect and love for women by smacking them around, giving them the worst lives and the worst luck.
James McNulty
Even though it was written in the desolate tundra we call Russia of the 1800s, "Lady MacBeth of Mtsensk" is full of steamy romance and murder conspiracies that would fit well with more modern dramas. Another fun read.
Bill PETTIT
pretty powerful: passion, adultery, murder and betrayal. There are also several other stories in my copy and the sentry and white eagle are well worth reading
Orcun
İlk yarısı tüyler ürperten, ikinci yarısı yürek burkan küçük bir başyapıt. Anlatının tutumluluğu üstüne yazınsal bir ders.
Inessa
i can see how/why theatrical performances are based on this book...for some reason to me it had a feel of libretto.
Toby Reiner
My copy didn't come with any other stories in it, just the main one. It's an enjoyable read.
Aditi
Infinitely haunting. Very much looking forward to hearing Shostakovich's opera now.
Kuulitõukaja
Simple story, Russian version of Lady Macbeth by an almost-classic Russian author
Hortense
and be sure to check out Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Donna
I can see why it's an opera.
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