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The Cathedral

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  172 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Paperback, 308 pages
Published 1989 by St. Sophia Religious Association of Ukrainian Catholics (first published 1968)
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Pip
Feb 10, 2016 Pip rated it really liked it

The Cathedral pits the utilitarian and filthy ore smelting plant against the dilapidated, but inspiring cathedral, ignored during the Soviet era and used as a grain store. "The plants covered the whole horizon with smoke. They had no days off. Day and night they smoked with epic calm. The cathedral exuded its soft silhouette from the sky. It stood on the distant horizon, protruding through in the transparent blue haze of distance. From a different perspective the cathedral domes and the plant ch
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Stacy
Apr 13, 2014 Stacy rated it liked it
"Charish the cathedrals of your souls"...

This novel is not as warm as Дім на горі, as action-fulfiled as Диво, it is special in its own way. Fates of different people from different ages (even centuries) interweave with the destiny of the old cathedral. This monument of kozak's barocco isn't the main hero, no. It is a landscape for pepole's life, an unseperable part of everydays living. People from Zachiplanka are ф part of it and it is a part of them. What a fanciful pattern of life!
Olesia Melnychuk
Feb 16, 2016 Olesia Melnychuk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Собори душ своїх бережіть, друзі... Собори душ!"
Kristel
Nov 03, 2014 Kristel rated it really liked it
This is a novel of the Ukraine. Oles Honchar wished to promote and preserve Ukrainian culture. The author’s previous books were well received but not this last. Here is an excerp from Wikipedia, “A sad fate was destined for the next Honchar's novel Sobor (Cathedral, 1968). In comparison with "Tronka" the novel is much more closer to the traditional realism with broadly distinct positive and negative characters. The struggle for the revival of spirituality, for the historical memory of people as ...more
Amie
Feb 11, 2015 Amie rated it liked it
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It was just ok. I wanted to like this book, and at times it reminded me of Turgenev. The story was a bit confusing with the narrative changes.
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Олесь (Олександр) Терентійович Гончар народився 3 квітня 1918 року в селі Суха, тепер Кобеляцького району Полтавської області. Після закінчення школи вступив до Харківського технікуму журналістики. З 1937 року О. Гончар почав друкуватися в українській пресі. 1938 року він вступив на філологічний факультет Харківського університету.

У перші дні війни пішов добровольцем на фронт у складі студентськог
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