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Preview — Taras Bulba by Nikolai Gogol
Taras Bulba describes the life of an old Zaporozhian Cossack, Taras Bulba, and his two sons, Andriy and Ostap. The sons study at the Kiev Academy and then return home, whereupon the three men set out on a journey to Zaporizhian Sich located in Southern Ukraine, where they join other Cossacks and go to war against Poland.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
Τα χρόνια πέρασαν και το βιβλίο, σε άλλη έκδοση, ξαναέπεσε στα χέρια μου. Ο πειρασμός ήταν μεγάλος: έχοντας ξεπερά ...more
Kasakkapäällikkö Taras Bulballa on kaksi poika ...more
I get this edition free of charge from the Providing website of Feedbooks I read in English with a nice quality of writing.
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 ...more
Cossacks were fearless, strong, and did not complain when it's time to die... exactly what is missing in today's pussified america
Freaking Fools... shut up
Hemingway called it "one of the 10 best books ever written"
So Hemingway is a fool? yeah, right.. sure
Modern, Americanized, PUSSIFIED, people are so damn stupid...
why waste anymore of my time?
If you can't love Gogol's genius.. shut up and mind your own bullshit
I suppose that just because a book relates egregiously antisemitic, misogynistic, and nationalistic, that does not mean that the book is . . . ? In this case I think it still should be taken as a cautionary tale: how are things going in the Ukraine these days?
p. 53. But the future is unknown and lies before man like an autumn fog rising from the swamps, a fog in which birds fly high and low, fluttering their w ...more
Taras Bulba is not likeable character however he did earn my respect.
Main characters are Orthodox just like me, that's nice. :)
В это время подъехал Остап.
-- Батько! -- сказал он. Тарас не слышал.-- Батько, это ты убил его?
-- Я, сынку!
“Taras Bulba” is a one hundred and seven page novella. It focus on a powerful Cossack named Taras Bulba and his two grown sons as they go off to fight the Polish. Of course, things do not go as planned, and the young ...more