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Published August 18th 2008 by BiblioLife (first published 1835)
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Aug 16, 2012 Slobodan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
This book is a classic example of the great gorge between the western and eastern mentality. Most people from western countries have read this book for the sole purpose of elevating themselves "culturally" because it's considered one among'st many of Russia's classic works. So, when I see a review stating that they don't get it, or, the characters are barbaric, anti-Semitic etc, I say "of course you don't get it, you've missed the point, you don't understand the context or historical significanc ...more
Jan 18, 2012 Vladislav rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is fascinating to observe the response of Western readers to Gogol's epic Taras Bulba. Therefore, I would like to emphasize the importance of cultural and historical perspectives when analyzing this particular work. First, if you want to see what Gogol's Cossacks really looked like (the Hollywood version is bs) (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
J.G. Keely
Gogol is primarily known as the father of Russian realism and for his grotesquely evocative descriptions, but 'Taras Bulba' represents a completely different mode for the author. Taking inspiration from the Greek epics and the nationalistic poems of French knights, Gogol creates his own story of national identity.

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
Ahmad Sharabiani
Taras Bulba, Nikolai Gogol
عنوان: تاراس بولبا؛ اثر: نیکلای گوگول؛ مترجم: قازار سیمونیان؛ تهران، گوتنبرگ، چاپ دوم 1338، در 221 ص؛ چاپ دوم 1343، در 205 ص، انتشارات علمی فرهنگی، 1394، در 231 ص، سابک: 9786001216992؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان روسی قرن 19 م
مترجم: گیورگیس آقاسی؛ چاپ دوم: تهران، ممتاز، 1361، در 232 ص، چاپ سوم: تهران، پیروز، 1368، در 262 ص؛
مترجم: فریدون شفائی؛ تهران، دادجو، 1365، در 207 ص؛
مترجم: امین نصیری؛ تهران، سپیده، 1369، در 140 ص؛ شابک: 9645773350؛ چاپ سوم 1375؛
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Dec 04, 2015 Soycd rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Esta novela narra las aventuras del Cosaco Taras Bulba, un ferviente defensor del cristianismo ortodoxo predominante en la Ucrania del siglo XVI, en medio de su enfrentamiento con un grupo de polacos que amenazan con poner fin a sus creencias religiosas.

Taras tiene dos hijos: Ostap y Andréi. Este último es un joven sensible y profundo que tiene la mala fortuna de enamorarse de una mujer polaca, llevándolo a una conversión de actitud que es el conflicto más interesante que aporta la novela.

Aug 02, 2016 Travelin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a literary work? Short, fast, and very entertaining. But that's not what makes it great. Its greatness rests in its inspiring the greatest literature of Russia and the world. Almost as an aside, it also provides more detail about Cossack life than I could find online or in Ukraine. In providing accurate details of Cossack life, with its mindless violence and racism, it exposes the roots of mindless violence and racism in the area's recent history.

I've recently spent several months in Western
Feb 22, 2009 Courtney rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Yikes, this warrior's got some low-hangin' bulbas. This gogolian tale is about a 16th century Cossack and his two sons who drink vodka, slaughter their enemies and yell stuff. It's often shockingly anti-semitic and misogynistic. I know that this book was inspired by Ukranian folklore, but it seems to me that those folks were just a bunch of irredeemable a-holes. Hemingway called it one of the 10 best books of all time, but I only enjoyed the last 30 pages. I did, however, learn the difference be ...more
Andrei Tamaş
May 11, 2016 Andrei Tamaş rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Monografie romanţată a cazacilor de pe valea Nistrului, "Taras Bulba" descrie, bazându-se pe principii romantice autentice, ultimii ani din viaţa personajului eponim, tată a doi fii, instruiţi "căzăceşte", unul decapitat de propriu tată pentru deviaţionism religios, iar celălalt executat în piaţă publică pentru fanatism religios (antiteză romantică).
Orientarea spre istoria naţională este o altă trăsătură a operei: cazacii din actuală Ucraină s-au opus vehement expansiunii catolicismului în Orie
Peri Kitapları
Jun 29, 2015 Peri Kitapları rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Yerde hareketsiz yatan bir kadın... Başının iki yanından inen örgülü saçları boynuna dökülüyordu. Yanındaki küçük bir çocuk, elleriyle annesinin pörsümüş göğüslerini tutmuş, ancak süt içemediği için öfkeyle ağlıyordu. Bitkinlikten onun da öleceği anlaşılıyordu... "

Evet bu satırları okurken benden nefret ettiniz evet ben de , alıntıyı yaptığım için kendimden nefret ettim , insanlıktan nefret ettim. Bu bir romandı, evet tarihi bir savaş romanıydı. Ama şavaşlar hala devam ediyor. Keşke o lanet ola
Mar 05, 2015 sidana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Elizabeth (Alaska)
This is one of Gogol's earliest works, and written before he'd hit his satirist stride. This takes place in the 15th Century, and Gogol calls these Cossacks "half-civilized." This story is based in fact - half civilized is a good description. I might have gone all the way to barbarian.

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
May 27, 2013 Yani rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Empecemos por decir que Taras Bulba es, fundamentalmente, una historia sobre un héroe que lucha en defensa de la patria y la religión que profesa (Ucrania y el cristianismo ortodoxo, respectivamente). Y lo hace por el bien del pueblo, no con fines egoístas. El egoísmo del señor que le da el título al libro viene por otro lado y eso es lo que provocó la falta de dos estrellas más en mi calificación (técnicamente, yo le pondría un 2.5). Si bien se lo puede acusar de ser exageradamente patriota, ...more
Carol Greer
Jan 27, 2014 Carol Greer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who would dare to give Gogol fewer than 5 stars? I can just imagine his cringe at a 3 or 4 star rating -- and of course you'd be risking his throwing the whole manuscript into the fire. I'm ashamed to say that after years of reading Slavic lit, this is the first time I've read TARAS. I didn't expect TB to be fun, like DEAD SOULS, and I knew it wouldn't be spooky like "Portrait" or even "Overcoat," but I was taken aback by how painful it was. I don't think I've ever had such mixed feelings about ...more
Heba TariQ
مع قراءتي لها كانت تذكرني برائعة "الحرية أو الموت" لنيكوس كزنتزاكيس :))
Dec 20, 2008 Aaron rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
At the height of the neoconservative-Bush era, the right’s intellectuals tried to claim a new literary canon. The grab for “Taras Bulba” (found in a Robert Kaplan “Atlantic” essay) ranks among the strangest. The relevance of a 19th Century national-romance novel about Cossacks killing Poles and Jews to national security policy is a question now (hopefully) confined to the dark arts days of the Bush years. The novel greatly benefits from being relieved of responsibility of solving Central Asia’s ...more
Ioannis Savvas
Ο Τάρας Μπούλμπα από τα παιδικά μου χρόνια ακόμα, μου άναβε τη φαντασία, όταν από τη βιβλιοθήκη του πατέρα μου, σε έκδοση ΒΙΠΕΡ με καλούσε. Είχα κοιτάξει το οπισθόφυλλο και ήξερα ότι ο Τάρας ήταν ένας τρομερός Κοζάκος. Ξεφύλλιζα το βιβλίο και από μέσα ξεπετάγονταν μάχες, αίμα, μίσος και δυστυχία. Κάτι με μαγνήτιζε να το διαβάσω, αλλά ο φόβος αυτών που θα ζούσα εκεί μέσα δεν με άφηνε.

Τα χρόνια πέρασαν και το βιβλίο, σε άλλη έκδοση, ξαναέπεσε στα χέρια μου. Ο πειρασμός ήταν μεγάλος: έχοντας ξεπερά
This wonderfully written and hideously grisly novel makes it clear why, at a certain time and place in history, everyone with a shred of an instinct toward self-preservation was fleeing the Cossacks. And what if your father or brother was (like Taras Bulba) a Cossack? Then flee posthaste, because he knows where you live and is likely to either recruit or dismember you. Or maybe both. Contemporary readers will find much to reject: for instance, the glorified violence and bald anti-Semitism are in ...more
Aug 08, 2016 Pečivo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Na ženách mám radši zadky, ale kozáci jsou taky úžasná věc. Gogol proto věnoval kozákům celou knihu. Taras Bulba je příběh starýho kozáka Tarase, jeho dvou synů a jejich tažení na Polsko v sedmnáctým stoletím.

Stejně jako Jarda Jágr je Taras Bulba pravoslavného vyznání. To znamená, že je pravák a slavnej a víra je pro něj důvod dát někomu solidně na kasu. A protože je stejně jak Jarda velkej jak barák, tak dávání na kasu patří k jeho hlavním koníčkům. Krom jízdy na koni po Ukrajině. Gogol popisuj
Historia de cosacos del siglo XIV destinada a exaltar el espíritu patriótico de los rusos del siglo XIX. Gogol ofrece una descripción del modo de vida de estos indómitos personajes clave en la historia rusa: sus continuas borracheras en tiempos de paz y su extrema crueldad y arrojo en la guerra.

Aunque muchas de las cosas que cuenta podrían considerarse en nuestras días críticas hacia esa forma de vida, en realidad Gogol parece querer justificarlas en la necesidad de defender la patria rusa frent
Jose lana
Oct 17, 2015 Jose lana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Tis is a rather historical novel that tolds with a great and poetic prose the brave figth of the cossac people of low Dniéper against the dominion of the polish kingdom and their catholic religión,the cossacs were ortodoxes,by means of a chief named Taras Bulba and the birth of ucranian nationalism. the book has a subplot :The fall in love of a son of Taras named Andrei by a polish noble girl, told whith exquisite romantic lyrism, his pass to the polish side,and his death by her fathers hands
Oct 13, 2015 Andrés rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ya había leído yo de los cosacos en el libro "Un héroe de nuestro tiempo" de Lérmontov y siempre me llamó la atención este tipo de guerreros. No pude encontrar libro mejor que "Taras Bulba para conocer el espíritu indomable de este aguerrido pueblo. Gogol describe vivamente el carácter y las luchas de estos personajes que conforman este relato lleno cruentas batalla marcadas por giros imprevistos donde el impulsivo Taras se enfrenta a la traición, el dolor y por último la muerte.
Thor Gardarsson
Sep 27, 2015 Thor Gardarsson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating book, reveals important aspects of Ukrainian culture and history. I think it's interesting how the cossacks place so much value on the beautiful jewels and horses etc that they rob from their victims while nothing in the book talks about great things the Cossacks have or make (besides their character and religion etc). I wish the story of Andrij (Taras' son) would have continued longer, oh well
Eman Alshareef

لم استسغ الرواية لسبب واحد بعيد عن المنطق و النقد السليم للقصة وهو اني بدأتها بتوقعات عالية لأن نيكولاي غوغول من الكتاب الذين تأثر بهم ديستويفسكي ، وخابت توقعاتي
Dec 17, 2015 Perihan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Yerde hareketsiz yatan bir kadın... Başının iki yanından inen örgülü saçları boynuna dökülüyordu. Yanındaki küçük bir çocuk, elleriyle annesinin pörsümüş göğüslerini tutmuş, ancak süt içemediği için öfkeyle ağlıyordu. Bitkinlikten onun da öleceği anlaşılıyordu... "

Evet bu satırları okurken benden nefret ettiniz evet ben de , alıntıyı yaptığım için kendimden nefret ettim , insanlıktan nefret ettim. Bu bir romandı, evet tarihi bir savaş romanıydı.
Ama şavaşlar hala devam ediyor. Keşke o lanet ola
May 11, 2015 Ricardo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O pano de fundo desta obra é semelhante ao d'Os Cossacos, de Tolstoi. À conhecida independência dos povos da região europeia hoje compreendida ao Estado Ucraniano, entre o Dniepre e o Don, Gogol junta traços de nacionalismo, anti-semitismo e pan-eslavismo (e russofilia) exacerbados, que devem ser julgados, neste caso, somente sob o aspecto literário e histórico. Estamos, parece-me, algures entre o século XVII e XVIII (altura em que a Polónia era um reino independente e vasto), sendo que a obra p ...more
Το έργο κατατάσσεται στα διηγήματα του Gogol και περιγράφει τις περιπέτειες ενός τέως Κοζάκου, του Ταρά Μπούλμπα, και των δυο του γιων. Η ιστορία ανήκει στη λογοτεχνία του ρομαντικού πατριωτισμού και αυτό φαίνεται ξεκάθαρα αποτυπωμένο στον πρωταγωνιστή μας. Δε με ξετρέλανε, όπως άλλα έργα του, παρόλα αυτά ήταν πολύ ενδιαφέρον και τραγικό.
Jan 24, 2016 Nora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gogol presenta el nacionalismo ardiente en un entorno puramente masculino. No hay humor, todo es pasión y furia. Historia intensa, con resonancia clásica. Gogol es infalible.
Quân Khuê
Cuốn sách này là một trong những cuốn khiến cho chàng Goldmund thời niên thiếu xúc động sâu xa, đặc biệt là cảnh lão già Taras Bulba chứng kiến cái chết của con trai.
Jun 20, 2015 Heli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Olen jostain syystä mieltynyt kasakoista kertoviin romaaneihin. Leo Tolstoin Kasakat on yksi vanhoja suosikkikirjojani. Taras Bulbassa on samaa pitelemätöntä kiihkeyttä. Kasakat karauttelevat pitkin aroja, käyvät raakaa sotaa ja tekevät huimia urotöitä, miehiä kun ovat. Mutta on kasakoissa erojakin. Tolstoi painottaa aron lasten sielunelämää ja luontosuhdetta, kun taas Gogol keskittyy tekojen ja sosiaalisten suhteitten yksityiskohtaiseen kuvaukseen.

Kasakkapäällikkö Taras Bulballa on kaksi poika
Alp Turgut
Nikolay Gogol'un kısa öyküleri toplamının üçüncü ve son halkasını oluşturan "Taras Bulba ve Mirgorod Öyküleri", ünlü yazarın Rus romantik akımına geçişini simgeleyen hikayelerini okuyucuya sunarak yazarın kalemine bir kere daha hayran kalmanızı sağlıyor. Özellikle kitaba adını veren siyasi içeriği zengin "Taras Bulba", Puşkin'in "Yüzbaşının Kızı"nı andıran hikaye örgüsüyle Gogol'un belki de en olgun eseri olarak öne çıkmakta. " İvan İvanoviç ile İvan Nikiforoviç'in Nasıl Tartıştıklarının Öyküsü" ...more
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Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (Николай Васильевич Гоголь) was born in the Ukrainian Cossack village of Sorochyntsi, in Poltava Governorate of the Russian Empire, present-day Ukraine. His mother was a descendant of Polish nobility. His father Vasily Gogol-Yanovsky, a descendant of Ukrainian Cossacks, belonged to the petty gentry, wrote poetry in Russian and Ukrainian, and was an amateur Ukrainian-langu ...more
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