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A Flor Pisada

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Este livro incorpora duas pequenas histórias do autor Russo Leonid Nikolaievich Andréev (Леонид Николаевич Андреев em russo): "A Flor Pisada" e "Lázaro". ...more
Paperback, 92 pages
Published December 2009 by Estrofes & Versos (first published January 1st 1911)
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Teresa
Jul 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: n-russia, g-contos, 3e
Um livro pequenino - pouco maior do que um baralho de cartas - que contém dois curiosos contos:

A Flor Pisada
Iura é um menino de seis anos que, por um acaso, assiste a um episódio revelador da infidelidade da mãe e, aterrado, tenta que o pai não descubra.

Lázaro
A vida de Lázaro depois de ressuscitado por Cristo; o Outro Lado que todos querem e não querem ver nos olhos de quem esteve três dias nas Trevas.

Destas histórias minorcas, retirei duas conclusões:
1) há que ter muito cuidado com os fedelhos,
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Luís C.
The Crushed Flower summarized in the following:

Iura is a six year old boy, almost seven, which is not understood by his parents. He lives in his own world, clinging their dreams. At the same time, does not realize why his parents are always arguing. Iura was loved in a special way, which was not visible to his father's eyes. There is a love that is not highly praised by himself. The rest of this tale is treated like a nightmare that the small Iura lives: through a small double of him (Iura), tho
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Bryn Hammond
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The two last stories -- both novellas -- were the strongest: an enigmatic telling of Judas, and yet another of Andreyev's psychological prison tales.

I'll have to get hold of these admired translations by his writer-granddaughter of his 'best work': Visions: Stories and Photographs. So far I've read him in early 20thC translations, and I can't say I'm unhappy with them because his extraordinary writing manages to shine through. Even when his actual story concepts are fairly indifferent, as in a
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Nuno Simões
Oct 21, 2017 rated it liked it
A flor pisada - 3***
Lázaro (já tinha lido) - 4****
Eadweard
Very underrated writer, he reminds me so much of Tolstoy.
Kim
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-read
Not the best collection of Russian literature short stories I have read! 2/10.
Kate
Oct 02, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, ebook
Mostly-okay collection of short stories (another free ebook). The one I liked best was a retelling of the betrayal of Jesus by Judas, even though most reviewers seem to hate it. Andreyev has a fixation on prisons/prisoners that extends to his creepy portrayal of the octopus-faced Judas, who is alternately malevolent and pathetic. He is too smart for the other disciples (who are mostly written as simple and good, which comes off a little condescending from Andreyev, who seems to favor the brillia ...more
Amalie
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-story, russian
Read the Collection at Classicreader.com The volume includes:

The Crushed Flower - 3 and 1/2 stars
A Story Which Will Never Be Finished - 3 and 1/2 stars
On the Day of the Crucifixion - 4 stars
Love, Faith and Hope - 4 stars
The Ocean - 4 stars
The Serpent's Story - 3 stars
The Man Who Found the Truth - 3 stars

Judas Iscariot and Other - plan to read separately.
Marts  (Thinker)
(Read only 'the crushed flower')
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Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev (Russian: Леонид Николаевич Андреев; 1871-1919) was a Russian playwright and short-story writer who led the Expressionist movement in the national literature. He was active between the revolution of 1905 and the Communist revolution which finally overthrew the Tsarist government. His first story published was About a Poor Student, a narrative based upon his own experi ...more