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"The Diary of a Superfluous Man" is the account of an individual in the clutches of death. He recounts the events of his life. The figure that is presented was fairly popular in 19th century literature. The novel is a tragicomedy as it involves the passions, reactions and frustrations of Tchulkaturin after his romantic entanglement.
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FeReSHte
Aug 31, 2016 FeReSHte rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russia
به نظرم یه داستان تیپیکال روسی اومد
دختر دم بخت خوشگل و عشاق فراوان از نوع واقعی و دروغین و شکست عشقی و مهمونی و والدین دختر در جست و جوی داماد و پسر بیچاره ی شکست عشقی خورده و ... خیلی اسپویلر شد!شرمنده

و داستان روس برای من حتی در بدترین شرایطش ارزش خوندن داره :دی

نه خیلی حوصله سر بر و نه خیلی درگیرکننده بود البته طی خوندنش یه نمه کشش داشت ولی بعد اتمامش، دیگه تموم میشه
با وجود همه ی بدبختی ها و غصه سرایی هاش میشد همذات پنداری بیشتری بین شخصیت اول و خواننده باشه ولی حداقل برای من اینطور نشد. کلن دی
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Paquita Maria Sanchez
Somebody call NINE-WAH-WAH!

Most likely, I will perpetually be tweaking my star rating on this one. 3? 4? I think I just wasn't really in the mood to listen to so much "woe-is-me-ness." However, it seems like that was kind of the point: if you waste your life away fixated upon passing problems, living with eyes firmly affixed to nothing save the end of your nose, then once the grim reaper starts creeping up and you attempt to take stock of your existence, you tend to find it sadly lacking. It see
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Afshar
Apr 03, 2015 Afshar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
آیا عشق یک احساس طبیعی است؟
آیا دوس داشتن جزء طبیعت انسان است؟
عشق یک بیماری است و بیماری ها هیچ نظم و ترتیبی ندارند
بنابراین به نظر من بجا بود که گاه قلبم به طرز ناگواری فشرده شود


کتاب در مورد آخرین روزهای مردی در حال نزاع است که بزرگترین ماجرای زندگی اش را درآخرین روزهای عمرش می نویسد
من خواهم مرد.آری به زودی خواهم مرد،رودها آب می شوند و من احتمالا با آخرین تکه های یخ آن خواهم رفت...کجا خواهم رفت؟خدا می داند!همچنان به دریا!
ماجرای عشقش را بازگو میکند که در طول زندگی فقط در آن چند هفته بود که خود را
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Mohammad
آدم زیادی، یا به تعبیر درست تر «خاطرات روزانه یک آدم زیادی» دقیقا معادل «یادداشت زیرزمینی» داستایوفسکی است. هر دو در یک برهه نوشته شده (داستایوفکی و تورگینف با دو سه سال اختلاف، با هم بدنیا آمده و با هم مرده اند) و هر دو به یک موضوع میپردازند: برسمیت شناخته شدن

از نظر من مهمترین ویژگی رمانهای روس، درآمیختگی مهمترین مسائل اگزیستانسیال، با مهمترین مسائل سیاسی-جامعه شناختی در یک اثر و در جای-جای متن آن اثر است. آدم زیادی نیز، دو مسئله عشق و منزلت اجتماعی را همزمان به تصویر میکشد
اهمیت انتخاب عشق برای
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Monte
Great quotes: "Well, well, since one must die, one may as well die in the spring" / "No decent man talks of his maladies" / "Yes, it is good, good to be rid, at last, of the wearing sense of life, of the persistent, restless consciousness of existence!" / "I was brought up badly and not happily." / "That's what children are for - that their parents may not be bored." / "Sentimental outbreaks are like liquorice; when first you suck it, it's not bad, but afterwards it leaves a very nasty taste in ...more
pegah
Feb 09, 2016 pegah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
تورگنف نابغه ست. مثل تولستوی مثل داستایوفسکی مثل شولوخف و ... به این فکر میکردم (میکردیم) که چرا در ایران ادبیات مثل خیلی موارد دیگه عقب مونده ست؟ بله ما شاعر و شعر عالی داریم و این شاید به آهنگین بودنه زبان فارسی ربط داشته باشه اما جدا تو کل دنیا به چه چیز دیگه مون میتونیم افتخار کنیم؟ به قول یکی از دوستان یکی دیگه از مظاهر تفاخر ما ایرانیها میتونه زبان طنزمون هم باشه که در کسری از ثانیه واسه یه مطلب خیلی مهم و حتی گاهی دردناک، یه جک میسازیم!
Uyuyan Adam
Kendini lüzumsuz görmesinin nedeni sadece bir aşk acısı olan bir kahramanın pek de ilginç olmayan öyküsü. Yer yer güzel tasvirler olsa da, hikaye genel olarak sıkıcı. Aradaki güzel parlamalar dışında fikirler de ahım şahım değil. Varlığı, kendini ve hayattaki yerini sorgulamayı ve bu sorgulama sonucunda acı çekmeyi anlattığını iddia etse de, bu işin altından 5 yıldızla kalkan Yeraltından Notlar'ın yanında sonra esamesi bile okunmaz.
Erdem Karaçeper
Sanki yazar bile yarattığı karakterden sıkılıp kitabını bir anda sonlandırmış gibi hissettirdi bana. Eleştirmek istediği insan tipini çok yüzeysel işlemiş maalesef.

Τζαζίλας Μπάμπης
Ένας τριαντάχρονος που αργοπεθαίνει από μια θανατηφόρα ασθένεια (που δεν αναφέρεται - δεν έχει σημασία) προσπαθεί να αποδείξει στο ημερόλογιό του πως καθ' όλη τη διάρκεια του σύντομου βίου του ήταν ο τελευταίος τροχός της αμάξης, ένα αποκούμπι, ένας αχρείαστος μπαλαντέρ - εν ολίγοις: ένας περιττός άνθρωπος. Αυτή η μέχρις εσχάτων κατακρήμνιση της αυτοεκτίμησής του ήταν κατά βάση αποκύημα μιας ερωτικής απογοήτευσης, η εξιστορόρηση της οποίας αποτελεί και το κύριο μέρος του βιβλίου. Παρ' όλο το πεσ ...more
Parnian
May 13, 2015 Parnian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
بله. و باز هم دختر صرفاً خوشگلي كه كلي خاطرخواه داره و قدر عشق پاك قهرمان بي زبون قصه ي ما رو نميدونه.
ترجمه ي نامتجانس ش هم كمك كرد به هرچه حرص در آر تر شدن قضيه.
نتيجه اين كه نمايشگاه كتاب جاي شانس آزمايي نيست.
Mahsa
Oct 22, 2015 Mahsa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
هیچکس نمی تواند یک کتاب عمیق را بفهمد مگر انکه بخشی ازمحتوای آن را دیده یا زندگی کرده باشد

ایا دوست داشتن جزء طبیعت انسان است؟


آبراهام مزلو" از روانشناسان شناختی معتقد است: نیاز به "دوست داشتن" و"عشق "از نیازهای اساسی انسان است"

وفقدان آن موجب کمبود وکاستی درفرد میشود وتا این نیاز رفع نشود دسترسی به نیازهای والاتر مثل عزت نفس

ممکن نیست

چیزی که فقدان آن در چولکاتورین بخوبی مشخص است عزت نفس است اوچون درکودکی که درمحیط بد وبدون خوشی بزرگ

شده است وازدیدن شادی درخانواده محروم بوده دراحساس پریشان وپیوس
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huzeyfe
Sep 01, 2015 huzeyfe rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Turgenev’in ne yazık ki okuduğum ilk kitabı. Ne yazık ki diyorum çünkü şimdiye kadar birçok Rus yazarın kitabını okumama rağmen Turgenev ile şimdi tanışmış olmama üzüldüm. Buna ek olarak Türk ve dünya edebiyatında bu kitaptaki Lüzumsuz adam karakterinden daha başarılı karakterleri tanımış olmam bu kitaptan alacağım keyfi de azalttı.

Lüzumsuz adam karakterini dünya edebiyatına kazandırmış ve o karakterlerini bir nevi doğusuna tanık olduğumuz bu kitap bu bakımdan ele alındığında başarılı. Ancak hik
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Greg Z
Sep 17, 2016 Greg Z rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I have a hard time believing anyone is superfluous in this world. For example, surely this character gave a second glance in admiration of a lovely woman who appreciated it. (Don't we all admire beauty in this world and therefore, for example, when we greet a performance with thunderous applause, those on stage are appreciative. When our character writes , "I cried out with joy" while he and his companion observe a sunset, he then reaches for Liza's hand and she turns from him. She has been impa ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
Diary of a Superfluous Man, Ivan Turgenev
عنوان: آدم زیادی؛ نویسنده: ایوان تورگنیف؛ مترجم: عباس باقری، مشخصات نشر: تهران، علم، 1384، در 120 ص، اندازه 14/5 در 13/5، شابک: 9644055519؛ چاپ
قبلی کانون معرفت، 1328، در 53 ص، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان روسی قرن 19 م

واژه فوقالعادهای کشف کردم... دقیقا زیادی، فکر نمیکنم دیگران از این واژه برای توصیف خودشان استفاده کنند، مردم خشمگین، مهربان، عاقل، احمق، آرام و یا ناآراماند اما زیادی... نه. قطعا بدون همهی این مردم نیز، دنیا شادمانه به گردشاش ادامه میدهد... ا
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Nikola Janevski
The Sorrows of Young Werther meets Notes from the Underground, unfortunately the mix is not very good.

Although a short book it gets tedious at moments. Maybe it was Turgenev's intention to made the book tedious so that by the end we can feel the superflousness of the main character. Well he succeeded at making me want to throw the book.

It is significant because it is the first book to develop "the superfluous man" in details however Dostoyevsky perfected it in the Notes from the Underground.
Un
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Paul
Feb 09, 2016 Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Voici l'autoportrait touchant et romantique d'un personnage ayant de la difficulté à exprimer ses idées et ses émotions en société, présenté sous la forme d'un court journal rédigé alors qu'il se sent sur le point de mourir. La traduction de Françoise Flamant est sublime et nous rappelle à l'esprit le bonheur que procurent la classe et l'élégance d'un style parfaitement maîtrisé, au vocabulaire aussi riche que nuancé.
Serpil
Dec 03, 2016 Serpil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rus Edebiyati icin cok onemli bir kitap olabilir ancak bana pek hitap etmedi. Aslinda alisik olduumuz bir ask hikayesini alisik olmadigimiz bir karakterden, kiza asik olan dis kapinin mandalinin gunlugunden dinledik. Sesli kitap olarak dinlememe ragmen biraz sıkıldım acikcasi...:(
Gözde
Jun 29, 2015 Gözde rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Gözde by: Dogan Kokdemir
Marjinlerine not aldiran nadir kitaplardan: "halbuki hepimizin hayatinda ne kadar cok luzumsuz adam var."
Amy
Sep 09, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maybe I just read this book at a good time, but I really liked reading all the introspective thoughts ofChulkaturin as he was dying and had only one chance to spill out his soul to his diary.

I've been a little obsessed with the idea of reflecting lately, and despite most of the plot being about the women he loved never loving him back, there were a fair share of quoteable quotes:
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Matthew Coleman
Jun 14, 2013 Matthew Coleman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After finishing the book I couldn't help but immediately think of the line from "Hamlet" - "O, woe is me, To have seen what I have seen, see what I see." This self-loathing tale (fit with apt Russian bleakness) features Chulkaturin, a downtrodden character who reflects on his "superfluous" life as he lay on his death bed. A true precursor to fellow Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky's inner portraits (pre-existential works), Turgenev speaks of Chulkaturin's unsuccessful pursuit of a girl, Liza, ...more
Jaume Fusté Massot
Dec 11, 2015 Jaume Fusté Massot rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Un autor favorito y preferido. Ver Romans et Nouvelles Complets en 3 vols. (ed. Gallimard, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade). Del 1er vol. me han gustado más: Petuchkov, Memorias de un Cazador, Diario de un Hombre Superfluo, Aguas Tranquilas (lo había visto traducido como Remanso de Paz), Jakob Passinkov, y Rudine.

Del 2º vol. me han gustado especialmente: Assia, Nido de Nobles, Primer Amor, y Humo.

Y del 3er vol. lo mejor para mí es la Historia del Teniente Iergunov, mi preferida, Aguas Primaverale
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Kat
Aug 03, 2009 Kat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't expect to like this book as much since it's been so many years since I was first knocked out by Dostoevsky's story — "19th Century Gentleman" and Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" and the notion of the alienated man, which became so important to my thinking as a young artist. I thought this would not resonate in the same way for me, some 40 years later. Although written in 1850, set in a different culture, having a somewhat formal lilt, it felt contemporary and insightful in its observation o ...more
Eric Hinkle
Oct 07, 2015 Eric Hinkle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My first Turgenev book. I quite loved it. Honestly, my only disappointment in it was that the narrator is not nearly as superfluous as I expected - in other words, that this tale wasn't quite as bleak as I thought it might be. (Then again, I had just read Pessoa's Book of Disquiet which could truly and absolutely be titled The Diary of a Superfluous Man - not that he was, but because he thought he was.)

Hardly a real gripe, though - it's a great book! I should probably read Fathers and Sons one o
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One Flew
Feb 18, 2014 One Flew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very Russian story, the usual unrequited love, duels and despair, beautifully written but not really breaking new ground. I like Turgenev's stylish, emotive writing, which this is a good example of. A pity though, that apart from Fathers and Sons (easily his best work), this seems to be more of the same. Complaints aside, it is a well written, charming piece.
Karen
Dec 11, 2014 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookclublove
Like Turgenev's First Love, this melancholy short story is about unrequited love, with the added depressing setting of a death-bed. However, it has those wonderful elements that the Russians do so well: it describes the bliss and passion of loving with your whole soul, and the torturous despair of a broken heart.
It also has one of the most beautiful descriptions of a sunset I have ever read.
William Dearth
Feb 04, 2014 William Dearth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russian
This story finishes much better than it starts. I enjoyed this book but not to the extent that I have enjoyed many of his works. To be fair, this is one of his earlier works. Perhaps the title says it all.
Adam Gravano
Jan 07, 2016 Adam Gravano rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literary-fiction
Perhaps Turgenev's second most famous book, behind Fathers and Sons. Chulkaturin is a perfect superfluous man, incapable of pushing past one failed relationship yet sticking around until disease takes him. A short read that's well worth the time.
Ghaith Lattouf
Sep 21, 2016 Ghaith Lattouf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
“While a man is living he is not conscious of his own life; it becomes audible to him, like a sound, after the lapse of time.”
Haman
انگیزه این دلهره های غم انگیز درونی من چیست؟
Paradoxe
Dec 14, 2016 Paradoxe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ο περιττός άνθρωπος, που ζει χωρίς θέληση...βλέπει τα χέρια του να τρέμουν από μια ξαφνική κατάπτωση κι είναι αυτή μια μεγάλη συγκίνηση, η αλλαγή σε καταστάσεις πανομοιότυπες που διαδέχονται η μια την άλλη.

Οι πάγοι λιώνουν και νιώθει πόσο θέλει να λατρέψει τη φύση ολόκληρη, να θωπεύσει το χορτάρι, να σπαρταρήσει ένοχα το βλέμμα του μπρος στο ζευγάρωμα των πουλιών σε κάποιο δέντρο, να φέρει στο νου γεγονότα από άλλες ζωές που παραλίγο να βρει ένα κλειδί για την αρμονική δράση...και όμως στέκει σ'
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Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (Cyrillic: Иван Тургенев) was a novelist, poet and dramatist, and now ranks as one of the towering figures of Russian literature. His major works include the short-story collection A Sportsman’s Sketches (1852) and the novels Rudin (1856), Home of the Gentry (1859), On the Eve (1860), and Fathers and Sons (1862). These works offer realistic, affectionate portrayals of the ...more
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“That's what children are for—that their parents may not be bored.” 24 likes
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