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Medeea și copiii ei

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Reeditand parca intemeierea coloniilor antice in Crimeea, familia Sinopli, alaturi de alte familii de greci, armeni sau evrei, s-a stabilit printre tatari in orasul Feodosia in secolul al XIX-lea. De atunci, de-a lungul mai multor generatii, evenimentele care au zguduit Rusia i-au purtat pe descendentii ei care incotro, de la Moscova pana la Tbilisi sau Taskent. Odata cu r ...more
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Published November 2014 by Humanitas (first published 1996)
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Victor Morosoff
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Minunat. Ludmila Ulițkaia dovedește că o istorie familială care, deși întortocheată, pare plasată sub auspiciile tihnei imuabile, dacă este relatată cu gingășia și tandrețea necesare, are toate atributele pentru a deveni de neuitat. 4,8/5
Temenuzhka
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Майстор е Улицкая,майстор на словото!След "Искрено Ваш Шурик" и "Медея и нейните деца", мога определено да потвърдя,че има в мое лице още един почитател!
Кремена Михайлова
Образът на Медея ми стана близък от първия момент. Ненатрапваща се икона, тежаща и влияеща с всичките си десетилетия на загуби, изпитания, отдаване, обрати в държавата и огромния род...

Войната не присъства активно, но отражението й е осезаемо.
Тук е най-любимото ми описание на (след)война.

"И едва на петдесет и толкова години за първи път, и то доброволно, се бе откъснала от скъпоценния уседнал живот и с изумление наблюдаваше какви несметни хорски пълчища се движат по огромната ничия земя, зат
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Lita
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stāsts par dzimtu, kas izkaisīta pa visu pasauli, bet tajā pašā laikā saistīta caur radniecību un sarežģītiem dzīves pavērsieniem, kā arī vietu, kur doties vasarā - Mēdejas māju. Sākumā bija mazliet grūti ielasīties, jo loģiskais prāts gribēja paturēt atmiņā katra pieminētā tēla radu rakstus, bet tas vienkārši nav iespējams (un autore izpalīdzīgi paskaidro gandrīz katru reizi, ja vien stāsts nav pievērsies kādam no galvenajiem varoņiem). Mīlestība, kaislība, laulība un šķiršanās, bērni un bērnu ...more
Elisabeth
Saw the title and had to pick it up--Mr. Cole's fault for having us do Medea parodies in senior English. Not about the Greek tragedy by Euripides, however. Somewhat of a Greek tragedy in it's own right.

Beautifully written and translated, makes me wonder what it must be like in the original Russian. Little gems of language, imagery, and metaphor abound. Worth reading just for these.

The storyline moves between the current day, life during the summer at Medea's home in Crimea where her extended f
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Mirela
Apr 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
2,5 p
Kalina
Dec 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Твърде много хора.
Ema

Un caleidoscop colorat și amețitor de povești și personaje, Medeea și copiii ei mi-a lăsat senzația că mă aflu la răspântia dintre proză scurtă și roman. Episoadele și portretele disparate sunt unite de un loc și de un timp comun, dar mai ales prin firul sângelui care le leagă de personajul central, Medeea, în jurul căreia gravitează micile povești inedite atașate numeroaselor sale neamuri.

Primăvara și-a arătat colții verzi în pitoreasca Crimee, iar rudele încep să sosească la casa Medeei Mende
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Rebecka
This was pretty complex. I had to refer to the family tree at the beginning throughout the entire book (good thing it wasn't an ebook!) so perhaps I'm not made for books with more than 10 characters. The story was nice, but... a bit pointless perhaps? This could easily be a tv-series, because that's what it felt like I just read; a show that stopped at the end of season 2.
Jderu Marius
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Writing of Ludmila Uliţkaia from Medeea si copiii ei, is remembering of great saga family from soth -american literature: House of spirits by Isabelle Allende or One hundred years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Silvia
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great summer read. I finished it quite fast, just didn't get the time to upload a review. A lot of characters, and a lot of happenings, but somehow I had no problem keeping up with them. I loved the casual way the stories were sometimes exposed, and the deep way the author dealt with some more heavy stuff.
Jelena
Apr 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ulickin jezik je alfa i omega. Citav mit o Medeji izvrnut naopacke - ovdje Medeja okuplja i drzi porodicu na okupu. Igranje sa sudbinom, slobodnom voljom, ljubavlju, brakom, prevarom... pa, junaci Ulicke se nose dobro sa tim. Na momente tragicno, na momente komicno ali uvijek toplo.

3* jer mi nije period. Ocito godina.
Mihaela-Dana Stoica
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Helene Uppin
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Teatav vene kirjanikele omane panoraamsus, mis meenutas mulle Dr. Živagot (ennekõike sugulaste skeemi tõttu, mis esimestele lehtedele oli trükitud, Dr. Živagosse joonistasin Wikipedia põhjal sellise skeemi ise), aga oli justkui tagurpidi (läbilõige ajast ja ruumist, kuid kus peategelane püsis põhjanaelana paigal ja muutumatuna ning kõik muu tiirles). See raamat mõjus natuke nii nagu oleksin Medeiega mõnel ilusal päeval üheskoos ravimtaimi otsinud ja õhtul teetassi ääres mägesid vahtinud, ehk sii ...more
Sarah
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, contemporary
Most of the way through this book I mildly enjoyed it, although I was not strongly drawn in. The stories of various family members of the sprawling Sinolpy family are told in separate chapters, almost like separate vignettes or short stories. There is good detail and I felt that I could picture the lives of these people in Russia, so different from my own. However, I really did not like the ending of the book. As the book progressed, it became more and more focused on one character and her invol ...more
Razmuzeta
This book is missing something. I don't know if it's the lack of a deeper meaning of the stories presented, or the fact that it doesn't really have a novel structure (it's more of a short stories collection), or the fact that it starts nicely like a multicultural-multi faith family saga throughout the years, revolved around Meddea, but then looses that perspective and focuses only on a very sick love triangle in the last 1/3 of the book....I mean Meddea isn't even mentioned in that part, until t ...more
Jen
Nov 19, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
i would have given this 4 stars, if the first half of the book had not been so incredibly slow. it was very difficult to get going, but about half-way in the story becomes intriguing. think of this book like walking through a Portrait Museum...slowly, taking time to look at each individual -- their features, the backdrop in which they are pictured...that's how the chapters in this book roll - each a look at individuals in Medea's family members (over time you see all of their interconnections).. ...more
Lauren Albert
Nov 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I really loved this. As with the Funeral Party, there is a central character around which everyone circles. In this case, the character is Medea, the childless and widowed matriarch of her family. The extended family comes to stay with her over vacations and, as in the Funeral Party, the reader feels the continuity of life throughout transitions and losses.
Anda
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful book, in which Ulitzkaia managed to depict the charming and scenic Crimea, but also to draw strong and vivid characters. Ulitzkaia really masters her words; her phrases are both delicate and sharp, the humor is subtle, and harmonizes with the lyrics.
Jim Allan
Apr 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some magic stuff here. Reminded me a bit of 100 years of solitude in its ambience. Really great translation by Arch Tait.
Elvira Baryakina
Бросила, не дочитав. Не зацепило.
Agnes Kelemen
Sep 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully and wisely written, like all the works of Lyudmila Ulitskaya.
Oskars Kaulēns
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
vienas dzimtas saknes. kā zirnekļa tīkls. par cilvēkiem, kur katrs ir noslēpums.
Roxana Cora
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesanta
Jázmin Topuzidu
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from my high school literature teacher as a reward for my studies. It was only years later I felt I had to read it and felt immediately enchanted. Being half Greek I felt very touched by the story line.

Ulickaja had created a very binding and maze-like family tree, but managed to do it in a followable way which is really something when it comes to novels. Thus, the reader is able to follow the ever growing family drama, holding the golden needle in his/her hands.

The charact
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Orla Hegarty
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This translated book covered a family in Russia centred around a character I was very engaged with. In many ways it was like a compilation of short stories that had the sometimes incidental Medea involved.

Russian politics are a background in this story. I know precious little about them yet this book helped me see how the sharing of #herstories amongst worldwide cultures might be more important than the 'official negotiating tables'. In these #herstories we find empathy which is never measured i
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Emerald73
Jul 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: russia
Давно не читала такой красивой прозы. Сама книга представилась сборником судеб и событий, возможных в советской России. Рассказывается здесь о всех: главных героях, их друзьях, их коллегах, соседях, их врачах и домработницах. Интересны показались наблюдения автора (через фразы и размышления героев) о народной молотилке, происходившей в СССР. Да, кстати... оказывается секс в СССР был, очень даже был!
Liva
May 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesanti izlasīt, ja patīk galvā zīmēt pieminēto tēlu ģimenes koku un vilkt varoņu rīcību paralēles. Ja liels pieminēto cilvēku daudzums grāmatā apgrūtina, šis darbs šķitīs apnicīgs un stāsts pārāk samežģīts.

Plašāk blogā:
http://lalksne.blogspot.com/2015/09/l...
Denise
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, read-2018
Every summer for many years, widowed and childless Medea Mendez has hosted a succesion of her dozens of nieces, nephews and their children in her home in Crimea. From all over the world, they begin to arrive, bringing with them all their hopes and dreams and passions to this beloved family gathering tradition.

Slowpaced, but atmospheric and captivating family saga.
Laura
A beautiful novel by a beautiful writer. Ulitskaya has a gift for weaving stories, characters, places, feelings. A treasure, like all she writes.
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Lyudmila Ulitskaya is a critically acclaimed modern Russian novelist and short-story writer. She was born in the town of Davlekanovo in Bashkiria in 1943. She grew up in Moscow where she studied biology at the Moscow State University.

Having worked in the field of genetics and biochemistry, Ulitskaya began her literary career by joining the Jewish drama theatre as a literary consultant. She was the
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“От толкова години с теб сме заедно, че втори януари пак е вторник.
Бродски, "Шесть лет спустя”
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“Есть браки, скрепляющиеся в постели, есть — распускающиеся на кухне, под мелкую музыку столового ножа и венчика для взбивания белков, встречаются супруги-строители, производящие ремонты, закупающие по случаю дешевые пиломатериалы для дачного участка, гвозди, олифу и стекловату, иные держатся на вдохновенных скандалах.
Брак Маши и Алика совершался в беседах”
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