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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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Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury
Jan 28, 2015 Nabila Tabassum Chowdhury rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nabila by: Naziur Rahman
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
Mariel Duarte
Jun 11, 2011 Mariel Duarte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 13, 2012 Emgi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 22, 2015 Rdt rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Antara Ghosh
Nov 29, 2011 Antara Ghosh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those books, that shaped my childhood dreams.
Nikolai Ostrovsky is definitely my all time hero ...
Harry Saini
Jun 15, 2013 Harry Saini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Ahmed Sanny
Jun 19, 2015 Ahmed Sanny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Shahid Akhtar
Apr 06, 2008 Shahid Akhtar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nov 08, 2012 Aman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
LULU lee
May 19, 2015 LULU lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
: 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
Jan 28, 2014 Julia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Dec 01, 2015 Dmitriy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: waste, past
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.
Tony Wang
Jun 05, 2015 Tony Wang rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
May 14, 2014 Paul rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Yiming li
Mar 13, 2012 Yiming li rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 26, 2013 rosshalde rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 25, 2014 M rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Min Liu
May 10, 2016 Min Liu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Iron and steel how is tempered, author of the book is Nicola Ostrovskiy, he is an ordinary worker, the soldiers of the Red Army, the Communist Youth League cadres at the grassroots level. "Iron is a large number of plots based on his own experience how to make". He is the same as the hero of the novel public Paul - Korchagin, young gupin dropout, do a coolie, joined the red army fought, wounded, and later also blind, paralyzed. In dire straits situation, he is not willing to die to eat, breathe, ...more
Fadwa Qamhia
Jul 21, 2014 Fadwa Qamhia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 03, 2014 Ima Charu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Andrei Mocanu
Jan 29, 2013 Andrei Mocanu rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tarun Rattan
Aug 20, 2014 Tarun Rattan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Fariha alsharabi
Mar 03, 2015 Fariha alsharabi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 10, 2010 Mahan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Первая весия не прошла, пометка: персонажи не реалистичны. Так и есть. Слишком уж всё приторно. Интересно, верил ли сам автор в то что писал? Кнога может быть интересна только с точки закаления характера и воли.

Цитата из романа:
Самое дорогое у человека — это жизнь. Она даётся ему один раз, и прожить её надо так, чтобы не было мучительно больно за бесцельно прожитые годы, чтобы не жёг позор за подленькое и мелочное прошлое, чтобы, умирая, смог сказать: вся жизнь и все силы были отданы самому прек
Aruna Athukorala
The land of the workers and peasants loves its Red Army. It is
proud of it. And on that Army’s banners there shall not be a single
Jan 02, 2014 Linh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Bad literature, pure propaganda piece. Chả hiểu sao nó lại có thể khiến nhiều thế hệ say mê, thần tượng cái anh cuồng tín và dở người đấy?
Jacky Tan
Nov 30, 2015 Jacky Tan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is really a classic that it worth reading. Like what the title reveals, the strength, the will, are hard like steel.
It gives me an idea that a country and an era that I have ever experienced, I do remember my grandpa tells me how his life was like thirty or forty years ago, which is definitely away from me, but I can make some connections between these two scene, which is kind of fantasy for me, and think about it for a while, the picture is also clear and I can even imagine the harsh environ
Sep 29, 2010 Corinne marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russian-fiction
Definitely want to read this book, but my libraries don't have it and its a bit expensive and hard to obtain!
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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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