Очарованный странник. Тупейный художник
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Очарованный странник. Тупейный художник

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В книгу вошли повесть "Очарованный странник" и рассказ "Тупейный художник" Н.С. Лескова (1831-1895), обязательные для чтения и изучения в средней общеобразовательной школе.
Published (first published 1873)
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Nicola Mansfield
This month I received two books of Russian literature and decided to start with this one as compared to the other novellas I've been reading it is a veritable tome at 210 pages. Which I guess is appropriate for a novella of Russian Lit when you think of the average length of a Russian novel. LOL I haven't read any classic Russian works unless you count Doctor Zhivago and modern 20th century authors, but I have read many short stories such as Tolstoy and Chekhov. This was an entirely new piece to...more
Núria
Mar 08, 2010 Núria rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: cualquiera mínimamente interesado en la literatura rusa
‘El peregrino encantado’ de Nikolái Leskov es una novela totalmente rusa. Y cuando digo que es “una novela totalmente rusa” ni siquiera yo misma sabría explicar por qué, pero es así. Es una novela de aventuras y de humor, una novela costumbrista y picaresca, y en todos estos aspectos es de lo más rusa. Seria como un ‘Tristram Shandy’, pero en ruso, y en bueno. Tiene también esa religiosidad rusa, algo laica y supersticiosa, que a mí siempre me ha fascinado, con apariciones de muertos que traen m...more
Lorenzo Berardi
For a short while I tried to find and define my own literary style. Wow, how ambitious it sounds!

And yet at the moment I give up with that idea. Therefore my short stories are still derivative and boyish. If I will ever write something good in my fourties or fifties there's a little chance those early stories receive posthumous honours and bad reviews. Be prepared guys.

Anyway, a couple of years ago I was fascinated by the concept of "skaz", a kind of writing developed by two Russian novelists:...more
Koen
The enchanted wanderer is to me a book about a beautiful pilgrimage. When in a pensive mood the thought of immortality has crossed my minds more then once. Well this book showed me that it is a gift as much as a curse. This even without taking in consideration seeing your loved ones die, because you stay young. Not Leskov sketched a far more gruesome image for us. Even so it was like reading a fairytale, only more like the originals of the Brothers Grimm unlike the sugar sweet stories we tell ou...more
Craig
The Enchanted Wanderer speaks his mind! Leskov's brief work is reminiscent of many folk tales and slightly resembles those in the tradition of the Arabian Nights=stories within stories, ink-to-paper Matryoshka dolls. Leskov's writing is immediately engaging and simply relates a tale of slightly forced restitution which leads the protagonist on an entertaining adventure. Fun and not overly cerebral.
Kate
Не дочитала, потому что закончился учебный год и пришлось сдать книгу в библиотеку, но всё же книга понравилась. В ней рассказываются истории из жизни одного человека. Язык повествования весьма интересен.
Pete
goofy folk tales of a wayward bogatyr named Ivan the Head. He gets abducted by Tatars for a decade, escapes, becomes a horse trader, falls in love with a gypsy, meets a weird guy who cures his alcoholism using magnets, then joins the army under a fake name, gets kicked out for being crazy, etc etc etc. Egalitarian and goofy variations on Russian folklore, in a slightly rushed but charmingly slangy translation. Probably not mandatory unless you really enjoy 19th century Russians but I zipped righ...more
Jay McNair
I didn't like that the book was really just a bunch of mostly-unconnected vignettes linked through the framing device of, "these things all happened to me." I always like a fuller plot. But the vignettes are weird, surprising, and compelling. You do keep wondering what happens next. And the enchanted wanderer's voice is exceptionally well-rendered in this translation; it's unlike anything else I've read. Very informal, blunt, pointed. I don't know exactly how to explain, but his voice reminds me...more
Nikki
I was browsing a bookstore the other day and stumbled upon this novella. I almost never buy a book I've never heard of, but once in a while I let my hair down and get crazy. You can find real gems this way, but this story was only so-so, in my opinion. The second half of the book was quite good, but the first half was mostly about taming horses. It may be that the main character is such an odd dude that it takes a while to get used to him, I don't know.
Caleb
i don't know if it's the new translation or if the original Leskov is a total boss hog gangster. His monk narrator, the Stagger Lee of this yarn, the Wanderer, is hilarious and irreverent in an unconscious way. It's a visceral realism story complete with all the humdrum of late Imperial Russia: ethnic violence, abuse, alcohol abuse, animal abuse, child abuse, incompetent military, antisemitism, backwardsness, down-home wisdom, and Gypsies.
Mel
Mysterious strangers abound! Abducted by tartars, seduced by beautiful gypsy women, wrangled by horses ... nothing says fun Russian folk tales quite like this book. On the cusp of modernism, this is a delightful novella for those with a soft spot for Russian lit.
Wendy
Completely delightful storytelling romp, even if the setup is a little artificial. It's a pretty quick and lighthearted read, and the translation is really funny.
Pooyan Ra
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