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Как Закалялась Сталь

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В настоящую книгу вошел роман советского писателя Н.Островского "Как закалялась сталь", где в яркой художественной форме раскрывается образ молодого борца революции Павла Корчагина.
Published (first published 1934)
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Mariel Duarte
i read this book years ago and i wasn't able to understand it because of my age, but now is really one of my favorites, i could believe the emotions of the character as if they were real and not something someone made up, even thought im not entirely sure if i like the character of pavel korchaguin due to the narrow minded in wich he is portraited and the fact that he has no toleration to other way of thinking that is not his own, and his true is the only true, but you can blame it to the histo ...more
Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury
শেষ করতে পারলাম তাহলে!! [বিজয়ীর হাসি]

খারাপ কথাবারতা আগে লিখি...
বইটা সমপরকে সবচেয়ে পরচলিত পরশংসা হল এটা মঙগলগরহে নিয়ে যাবার জনয সবচেয়ে বেশী ভোট পাওয়া বই। তবে আমি খুব ভাল করেই জানি যে এই বই আমি মঙগল গরহে নিচছি না। একবছর ধরে আসলে বইটা পড়তে থাকলেও এবার শুরু থেকে পাঁচ দিনে পড়লাম। এর জনয নিজেকে রং চা, দুধ-চা, কফি চা, গরম কফি, কোলড কফি, বলযাক কফি সহ নানা ধরণের ঘুষ পরদান করতে হয়েছে। আর নিজেকে ঘুষ পরদানের সুবযবসথা খুব সমভবত মঙগল গরহে থাকবে না। জানি না দোষটা কার, লেখকের না অনুবাদকের, কখনো মনে হয়েছে লেখকে
I read this book long ago. I was maybe ten years old. (30 y ago..?)wow!!!
it was my dad who started reading it. he read a few pages aloud to me and my sisters. we were so "enamored" of Pavel and his adventures alot.
when Dad was at work, we read a few pages ... and then after a few days I red it by myself alone! I could not leave it from me, this amazing book. a year later I saw the movie at a cinema in Tehran.I have strong memories of the book. it is well writen.Yes it does propaganda but it sh
Antara Ghosh
This is one of those books, that shaped my childhood dreams.
Nikolai Ostrovsky is definitely my all time hero ...
Ahmed Sanny
কলাস সেভেন থেকে নাইন, এর মধযে কোন এক সময় পড়েছিলাম ইসপাত। মূল বই নয়, অনুবাদ ছিল সেটা। তাও কম করে হলেও দুই যুগ আগের কথা। বিপলবী সংগরাময় জীবন সমপরকে সব চাইতে সপষট ধারনা তৈরি হয়েছি এর পরেই। তারপর এমন ঝোক তৈরি হল যে রুশ বিপলব সংকরানত যা পেতাম তাই গরোগরাসে গিলতাম। নিজেকে অনেক সুখী মনে হয় আমার ছোটবেলা নীলসাদা আর কমপিউটার এর সকরিনের সামনে না হয়ে কেটেছে এমন কিছু অসাধারণ রচনার মাঝে বুদ হয়ে। ...more
This book is probably the most famous example of Socialist Realism, which was the only approved writing style of the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. Ostrovsky vigorously toes the party line, extolling the virtues of the Red Army, the Bolsheviks and collectivization of farms while condemning the Whites, the bourgeoisie, the Trotskyites, bandits, wreckers and a variety of other imaginary enemies of the Soviet state.

This book is also famous for being bad. As literature it gets a solid F. The vocab
Mahmoud Abu Adi

الحياة أعز شيء للإنسان ، إنّها تُوهب له مرة واحدة ، فيجب أن يعيشها عيشةً لا يشعرُ معها بندم معذب على السنين التي عاشها ، ولا يلسعه العار على ماض رذل تافه ، وليستطيع أن يقول وهو يحتضر : كانت حياتي ، كل قواي ، موهوبة لأروع شيء في العالم : النضال في سبيل تحرير الانسانية

هُبّوا ضحايا الإضطهاد ...

إن الإنسان لا يرهب الموت إذا كانت له قضية يفنى من أجلها

و لكنني لم أخُن وطني و لن أخون . إلّا أن لنا وطنين مختلفين : وطنكم وطن البانات ، و وطني وطن العمال و الفلاحين .
أنا شديد الإيمان بوطني (هذا الذي سيظهر إ
think of inspiration and this is one of few books that come to my mind.
a very good description of building of socialist russia and the spirit behind it. but moreover this also entails a great autobiographical adventurous journey of the author. it has so many incidents that we could only wish for, right from the childhood to the youth of the author. more importantly it is a story of endless energy, strength, and spirit to achieve something dear to ones heart. it is story which teaches you how th
Harry Saini
It is not your classic page turner, but for me, it was simply the passion of Pavel Korchagin (the protagonist) that drove me through this book. Read the latter 200 pages in one sitting. You may want to feel a little sorry for Pavel by the end but his enthusiasm makes you realize that feeling sorry would be an insult to him.
Shahid Akhtar
This is a book by a person who"burnt the candle of his life from both ends." One of the greatest biography written in a novel form. I read this book in English, Hindi and Marathi.
Yiming li
Say to the steel is you this book, it is not strange for everybody! The book speaks a strong and brave hero, Paul till golden.
Read the steel is you this book, I realized that a person's life is for his perseverance has a great influence on. He said the book, Paul was the hero's gold, his life is tough, but by what he himself to survive? Is perseverance. Perseverance gave his boundless strength, god has made him a three times since the understanding of life. ZhuHe sailors came, he was attracted b
Ostrovski'nin otobiyografik özellik taşıyan bu romanı Pavel Korçagin adında Ukraynalı bir gencin devrim sürecine dahil oluşu üzerinden inancın ve başarmanın hikayesini anlatıyor.

Yalın anlatımı sebebi ile çok eleştirilen bir kitap bu, ama aksine benim en hoşuma giden yönlerinden biriydi. 20. yüzyılın yazın anlayışını taşıması benim için bir eksi değil çok büyük bir artı açıkçası. Mikro anlamda devrim sürecinin en küçük kasabalarda nasıl yaşandığını, sıradan insanları nasıl etkilediğini, kaosun i
Tony Wang
I will recommend a very good book for everybody,it named how the steel was tempered. Do you think this book is about “Steel”? You must be wrong.Just read it, and know what it about.You will love it,trust me.The story is a fictionalized autobiography. It is about a person only in the revolution to defeat the enemy in the difficulties and hardships can overcome their own,only in their pursuit and the motherland,the people's interests linked together,will create a miracle,only the growth of the iro ...more
I am very disappointed by this book and believe that it became so famous because of its Soviet propaganda. It may be somewhat interesting from historical point of view, but if you want to read about revolution in Russia, there are definitely better historical and fiction books on the topic. "How the Steel Was Tempered" doesn't have much value as a work of art, so I would recommend to save your time and read something else.
Here we have the classic Soviet story which is by all accounts an autobiographical historical fiction work. Many reviews often dismiss this novel due to its Bolshevik tone. In doing so, they miss the main gist of the entire novel: what makes an average person into a giant?

Pavel Korchagin begins a life of struggle working in a kitchen with abusive employers during the time of Tsar. As the winds of history change, so too Pavel grows along with them. As the story progresses, Pavel endures many tria
LULU lee
: The most precious thing is life and we only have life once. The person's life should be spent this way: When he looks back, he does not regret for wasted years, not because of mediocrity and shame —the quote from the book How the steel was tempered.
Speaking of Paul, my admiration can not help that he was a hero, he is a stubborn man when he had to withdraw from the battlefield wounded occasion, he still kept trying to contribute in the rear. When he was diagnosed with the nerve had trouble, h
Yet another merde of propaganda, making heroes out of the idiots and idiots out of the readers.

No need to mention that this trite tale of heroic deeds of late blind cretin Pavka Korchagin can excite only a very simple proletarian mind that ready to dash for some vague idea, lusting to "expropriate expropriated" and enthrone mediocrity at the global level.
I'm not sure that Ostrovsky's semi-autobiographical novel of a young man growing up in Ukraine through the Russian Revolution, and subsequent civil war between the Whites and Red Army, has aged well. As a child my mother read this to me and my brother and I remembered it as more of a ripping yarn than it actually is.

The first part tells the story of our hero, young Pavel's town through the occupation by first the Germans, then the Bolsheviks, the White army of Ukrainians and Poles, then the Bols
Andrei Mocanu
A typical bildungsroman. Expected much more from it, since it's considered to be one of the 20th century classics of Russian literature. Boring for the most part, with a dozen too many irrelevant characters that are introduced to the reader throughout the book. Had to force myself to finish it.
Omar Raafat
كنت مفكر ان الرواية عن الكفاح المسلح ايام الثورة البلشفية
بس للاسف الموضوع ده بدأ فى اواخر الرواية
و على امل انى اجده بوفرة فى الجزء التانى
بس النضال حلو .. حلو مفيش كلام
( و يذكرك بــمقولة ( عجبت لجلد الفاجر
و احلى حاجة فعلا انها قصة معظمها حقيقي
Fariha alsharabi
عشرة أيام لم أفتر فيها عن القراءة في هذه الرواية..
اعترف أن الجزء الأول منها كان شاقاً وعسير الفهم علي أحياناً وذلك لكونه تاريخيا بحتا ولجهلي التام بتلك الأحداث والثورة استغرق مني معظم الوقت لفهم تلك التداولات التي جرت في السلطة حينها, وذلك اذاما استثنينا امتناع أسماء الشخصيات وأبطال الرواية عن التشبث بجدران مخيلتي.
أحداث الرواية تتوالى تباعاً دون توقف ومن غير هوادة بحماسة وإثارة لامثيل لها وكأنها أنفاس أوستروفسكي اللاهثة أثناء الهجوم للعودة الى صفوف القتال.
أعجبني الانتقال من مشهد إلى أخر على عجل
كتاب جالبي كه در دوران نوجواني خواندم
بسيار جالب و آموزنده
اصولن نويسنده هاي روس با توجه به فضاي پر فشار و اختناق اون موقع ها چيز هاي باشكوهي نوشتن
اينم يه نمونه از اوناست
Sep 29, 2010 Corinne marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Definitely want to read this book, but my libraries don't have it and its a bit expensive and hard to obtain!
Raigo Loide
This one is written by a fanatic. The author is so obsessed with his dogmas that he seems religious rather than political, and yet it's politics he is dedicating his life to. The communism as he understands and practices it.
So it's a great book. I dislike the main character and most of the moral principles in the book seem to be from medieval times, but it has strength and the book is enjoyable to read. Fanatics do have power in their words. Belief is the heart of life and sometimes it may not b
Fadwa Qamhia
I just finished reading the first part of the book, it filled me with the spirit of revolution. Pavel is no strange person to me, I know and hear of heroes that resist and fight for their cause since I was a child and until now. The collaborative work, the mutual eager for freedom, the fight for your cause are present both in the book and in my life. I know I would have been great friends with Nickolai Ostrovsky, because revolutionaries are the same no matter where or when.
Ima Charu
An autobiography of Nikolai Ostrovsky, which portray how the Bolshevik revolution became a need of the society. The author became more of a storyteller and sketched the political,social and economic scenario in Russia. One of the most evident novels which imply Bolshevik revolution was a part of people's life back then. The emotional involvement of the author with his struggle overpower the story. But once someone starts reading it,it's hard to put off.
Alex Misbach
I know this is a classic of soviet realism, but it is not so very great a novel. The hero Pavel Korchagin is about as bland as they come and despite the author's efforts to ennoble him, he comes across as a stereotypical bolshevik upstart with no defining features. As for its 'inspirational' quality, if you find someone stubbornly suggesting they work all the time when they are clearly unfit inspirational, then this novel may be a goldmine of motivation for you. So, it is not painful to read and ...more
Amera Asleh
هذا الكتاب ينقلك بشكل تام الى اوكرانيا عام 1918 و من ثم الى الحب اليافع وسط الحرب و التفاني و الامومة وأهم ما ينقلك اليه هو حتمية الموت.
شيء واحد لم يعجبني فيه و هو كيف قتل الماتب العظيم "نيقولاي أوستروفسكي" الشخصية سيرغي بروزجاك بكل برودة, حيث كان من الواضح جدًا ان موت سيرغي لم يكن يهمه و لم يأخذ أي حيز من تفكيره و لم يركز على أبعاده أبدًا على القارئ. حيث أجهشت بالبكاء حينما قرأت تلك الكلمات الباردة. بينما باقي الكتاب انجاز و ضرب من العبقرية الحربية الحقيقية و ما كنت لأصدق أن هذا نسج من الخيال (
ehab elsofy
نيقولاي أوستروفسكي
قدر يثبت ان ممكن تعيش
كم قليل من السنين
وتعيش قرون فى قلوب الناس
بعد ما تموت
نيقولاي كتب كتابين بس
في اخر كام سنه في حياته
اصبح كفيف وجليس
لأنه زي ما بيقول عنيه ورجليه خانوه
بمساعدة سكرتيرة في زمن قليل
كتب كيف سقينا الفولاذ
الاشبه بسيرة ذاتية
Tarun Rattan
Power of love, fatal attaction of women & resolution of men are so beautifully captured in this novel. One of the books that leaves its imprint all over you once you finish it. It teaches you about life, love, passion, loyalty & determination.
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Nikolai Alexeevich Ostrovsky (Russian: Николай Алексеевич Островский) was a Soviet socialist realist writer, who published his works during the Stalin era. He is best known for his renowned novel How the Steel Was Tempered on the Russian Civil War.
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“الحياة أعز شيئ للإنسان ، إنها توهب له مرة واحدة ، فيجب ان يعيشها عيشة لا يشعر معها بندم معذب على السنين التي عاشها ، ولا يلسعه العار على ماض رذل تافه ، وليستطيع أن يقول وهو يحتضر : كانت حياتي كل قواي موهوبة لأروع شيئ في العالم : النظال في سبيل تحرير الانسانية” 11 likes
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