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Dead Poets Society

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  42,537 ratings  ·  1,031 reviews
Todd Anderson and his friends at Welton Academy can hardly believe how different life is since their new English professor, the flamboyant John Keating, has challenged them to "make your lives extraordinary! " Inspired by Keating, the boys resurrect the Dead Poets Society--a secret club where, free from the constraints and expectations of school and parents, they let their ...more
Paperback, 166 pages
Published September 8th 1998 by Starfire (first published 1988)
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Amy It came after, though it was based on an earlier version of the script so there are different scenes in the book compared to the movie.
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Archita Mitra Mr. Perry undoubtedly. He wanted the best for his son but couldn't see that his aspirations were suffocating Neil. Neil says he feels "trapped", and…moreMr. Perry undoubtedly. He wanted the best for his son but couldn't see that his aspirations were suffocating Neil. Neil says he feels "trapped", and his parents instead of trying to help their son try to force their dreams on him. Mr. Keating, on the other hand, encourages Neil to chase his own dreams and confront his demons. He advises him to talk to his father, and compliments him on his performance. His father drags him away. Neil's grades weren't falling. If Mr. Perry had allowed Neil to continue acting on the side as long as he manages his education, he could have saved his son's life. (less)

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Ahmad Sharabiani
Dead poets society, N.H. Kleinbaum
Dead Poets Society is a 1989 American drama film directed by Peter Weir, written by Tom Schulman, and starring Robin Williams. Set in 1959 at the fictional elite conservative Vermont boarding school Welton Academy, it tells the story of an English teacher who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry.
In the autumn of 1959, shy Todd Anderson begins his senior year of high school at Welton Academy, an all-male, elite prep school. He is assigned one of
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
An inspirational story 💜💜
Franco  Santos
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
... believe me, we didn't simply read... We let it drip from our tongues like honey. Women swooned, spirits soared... gods were created.

Me gustó muchísimo. Gran libro, gran historia. Es tan corto pero cuánto dice...


¿Qué tengo que sentir? ¿Qué me dejó exactamente este relato? No lo sé. ¿Darle la espalda a todo lo que nos enseñaron y sucumbir a la exasperación del sentimiento? ¿Vivir en pos de un sueño que todos quieren ver hecho polvo? ¿Vale la pena luchar por eso? ¿O acaso no hay salida en
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dead Poets Society is an inspirational, powerful, soul encompassing tale of a group of teenage boys who learn to go off the beaten track by one influential teacher. At Welton Academy, Mr. Keating unusual teachings help guide a group of boys to search within themselves, and find the strength to be who they want to be.

Wow, just wow. This book is based off the movie, which I never thought possible. I haven't watched the movie in some time, but I never had the same feeling as I do now. I think they
کتاب نتونست اونقدی که رو بقیه تأثیر گذاشت، رو من تأثیر بذاره. بهتر بگم، ترجمه! من ترجمه اصلی رو نخونده بودم، خیلی دنبال کتاب بودم و اصلاً نتونستم پیداش کنم. نمدونم الان نایاب حساب میشه یا واقعاً تو این شهر درندشت نتونستم پیداش کنم. ناچار شدم ترجمه اینترنتی رو بخونم، سالها بود دلم میخواست انجمن شاعران مرده رو بخونم و شعرهاشو این ور اون ور خونده بودم و داستانشو میدونستم و فیلمش هم خیلی بچه بودم دیدم و فقط ازش یه سری پسرای مدرسهای یادم میاومد و رابین ویلیامز. همین. :)) و بهشدت برام مهم بود خوندنش و ...more
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
•«در جنگل دو راه پیش رویم بود، و من راهی را برگزیدم كه رهروان كمتری به خود دیده بود، و همین تمام تفاوتها را موجب شد.»
•«ما در رؤیای فرارسیدن فرداییم و فردا نمیآید؛
ما در رؤیای شكوه و افتخاری غوطهوریم كه خود، نمیخواهیمش
خوابِ روزی نو را میبینیم، غافل از اینكه همین امروز است آن
ما رویگردان از رزمیم، آن دم كه باید در آن قدم بگذاریم
و ما همچنان در خوابیم.»
Jul 26, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, classics
می دونین من همیشه کتاب هایی با تم مدرسه ای رو خیلی دوست داشتم. شاید عمده ی دلیلش این بوده باشه که اونقدری که باید و شاید از دوران خوش مدرسه لذت نبردم. اینکه شاگرد نمونه بودن رو به شاگرد بی انضباط بودن ترجیح می دادم اما ته دلم همیشه جسارت اون دسته از دوستانم رو که به خاطر شیطنت ها و بازیگوشی هاشون تو دردسر می افتادن، تحسین می کردم. این کتاب برای من یادآور همون دوران از دست رفته بود

بیشتر شخصیت های این کتاب رو دست داشتم. از"تاد" و تمام اون خجالت کشیدن ها و آرزوهاش برای درک و دیده شدن گرفته تا "نیل"
I started to read this book -- and couldn't get past the first chapter -- unfortunately, like other, books written after the movie was made, it falls short of literary sparkle. I love the movie though, and for me it will always be a reminder. My husband, son, and daughter were in a stage version of this play -- for opening night. My husband died that night. This is a poem I wrote about the juxtaposition of the two:

In Fifty-five Words

Father and son,
Playing father and son:
On stage, the dialog
Inés Izal
Jan 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
"Me interné en los bosques porque quería vivir intensamente; quería sacarle el jugo a la vida. Desterrar todo lo que no fuese vida, para así, no descubrir en el instante de mi muerte que no había vivido."
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
!هیچوقت نتونستم بفهمم چجوری ممکنه کاراکترای یه داستان،همه به یه اندازه محبوب باشن؟
.از معدود کتابایی که فیلم اقتباس شده ازش،به پای خودش میرسید
.حرفای جالب و جدی ای راجع به شعر و ارزش شعر در اثنای فضای نیمه طنز داستان زده شد که خیلی دوسشون داشتم و بسیار هم خوش پایان بود
Maryam Shahriari
Oct 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رمان, فيلم
اين كتاب باعث تغيير زندگي من شد. من خيلي دوستش دارم. اكثر شعر هاشو حفظم...
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
جالب اين است كه اين كتاب بعد از فيلمش در ايران ترجمه وچاپ شد ..من خودم ابتدا فيلمش را ديدم وبعد كتابش را خواندم ...دست مايه رمان نقد پوسيدگي قوانين سختگيرانه و پوچي افتخار ومباهات به اصول وعقايد از مد افتاده اموزشي است ..هميشه به اقتضاي نسل جديد بايد اموزش وپرورش تحول يابد ...بايد خواست نوجوانان وروحيات انان مورد توجه قرار گيرد وتعليم بايد براساس علاقه وخواست دانش اموزان باشد ..فضاهاي اموزشي بايد مدرن شوند ونحوه اموزش بايد جالب و شور انگيز باشد تا انگيزه كافي براي ياد گيري به وجود ايد...در اين ر ...more
Ivana Simanungkalit
Aug 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: fiction
Carpe Diem!
Seize the day!!
This is my favorite movie and novel all the time. Poets, wise words, experiences, love, passion and youth are things that make life beautiful. This story is a best learning for student-wants-to-be-teacher in the future (yeah..just like me) because lots of things mentioned in this story should be realized by us...all of us.
baQer (BFZ)
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel, american

آن شب خوش را (مرگ) به سادگی نپذیر
پیری را نابود و در انتهای روز (زندگی) طغیان کن
طغیان کن، طغیان کن علیه مرگ روشنایی
اگر چه خردمندان در نهایت تاریکی (مرگ) را حقیقت میدانند
اما آن ها شب خوش را به سادگی نپذیرفتند
طغیان کن، طغیان کن علیه مرگ روشنایی
Tukunjil Nayeera
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: american-lit
We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

আহা.. কি চমৎকার একটা কথা!!

মুভিটা দেখেছিলাম অনেক আগে। নিচের সিনটা রিওয়াইনড করে কতবার যে দেখেছি তার কোনো হিসেব নেই!

Oh captain! My Captain!

আমার কাছে মুভির চাইতে বইয়ের আবেদন বরাবরই বেশী। তাই মুভি দেখার পরপরই ঠিক করে ফেলি বইটা পড়
Feb 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
I can't remember ever rating a book at one star. Oh, yes I do. Wuthering Heights. And I HATE that book.

Okay. I love this film. Loved it in the late 80s and I love it still. The movie is not based on the book; the book is based on the movie.

It's not great. It's little more than a copy of the screen play. (Which probably would have been a better read.) The writing was poor. Drab. Telling. The author quoted the school dog. "Gggrrr." I'm not kidding. There were some small liberties taken, as I assu
Sep 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
" صرف نظر از اونچه که دیگران به شما میگن، واژگان و اندیشهها، قدرت تغییر جهان رو دارند. "

داستان خوب و روونی بود. فقط از جسارت نویسنده خیلی خوشم اومد. آخر داستان وقتی اون اتفاق برای نیل افتاد اونقدر برام عجیب بود که تا چند دقیقه دهنم باز مونده بود. و آخر داستان هم تلخ بود ولی خوب بود. شاید بخش شعر خوانی ها، چون داشتم ترجمه شعر رو میخوندم و به عقیده بسیاری از افراد شعر ترجمه ناپذیره، اونقدر ها لذت نمی بردم. اما به هر حال حرفای کیتینگ گاهی خیلی شیرین بود. میتونم آرزو کنم ای کاش همچین معلمی می داشتم.
Mina kh
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
فقط میتونم بگم عالی بود.
اونجایی که میگه: "اگه درباره مساله ای مطمئن هستید، خودتون رو وادارید که به یه نحو دیگه درباره ش فکر کنید، حتی اگه بدونید که این دیدگاه تازه ی شما نادرست یا احمقانه است. وقتی مطلبی میخونید، تنها فکر نویسنده رو مد نظر قرار ندید، کمی درنگ کنید و ببینید نظر خودنون درباره ی اون موضوع چیه" خیلی وصف حال این روزگار ماهاست.
3 / 5

A meaningful book and classic (though I think this was written based off the movie?); it’s a story that everyone should read/watch. That being said, even though I enjoyed this, I was left a little disappointed and wanting more.

While I didn’t see that ending with Neil (but I completely understand why it went that way), I wish the rest of the characters could have been more developed and less dramatic. This entire short novel felt too theatrical and only a few characters seemed to have thei
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
The higher he's a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
And nearer he's to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time,
And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
You may foreve
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novel
This is a coming of age book which resonated with me. I read this when I was thirteen. Whilst it is a book featuring boys in a boarding school, I could still empathize. The pressures they were under, I felt too at that age. One could say, what kind of pressure and isolation could a 13 year possible experience? It is all a matter of perspective and expectations. For an asian child of immigrants, the desire to succeed and do well are very strong. This book, it was a reading assignment from my eigh ...more
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: movies, favorites
بعد اتمام بعضی کتابها تا چند ماه طول میکشه که از اون حس و حالش بیام بیرون مخصوصاً وقتی که موضوع داستان یکی از تخیلات خودم هم باشه:)

هیچوقت قرار نیست این کتاب رو و حسی که "آقای جان کیتینگ" بهم القا کرد رو فراموش کنم. آقای جان کیتینگ استاد ادبیاتی که خودش قبلاً در آکادمی والتون درس میخوند و حالا به عنوان استاد ادبیات دوباره به این مکانِ آشنایی که سرچشمه اعتقادات و باورهایِ متفاوتش بود، برگشته و سعی میکنه به عنوان چراغی باشه برای بچه های این مدرسه در بین همه تاریکی های ذهنی و ابهامات درونی که وجود د
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Biz kitapseverlerin yaygın kullandığı bir cümle vardır." Kitabı filminden çok daha güzeldi."
Bu kitap için kurulacak cümle ise bence şu olmalı" Filmi kitabından çok daha güzeldi." Çünkü kendi isteği ile hayata vefat eden Robin Williams'ın başrol oynadığı, bu unutulmaz filmin, sonradan bu elimizdeki kitabı yazılmıştı.
Yani film , kitap olmuş anlayacağınız. Sonuç olarak kitabı sevmiştim, ama beni fazla tatmin etmemişti, çünkü bir kitap okuyormuşum gibi değil, bir film senaryosu okuyormuşum gibi his
Zahra Amj
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Zahra by: ریحانه طباطبایی
میخوام ریویو بنویسم ، ولی نمیدونم چی بگم :\
Marija *I'm The Story Of The One You Used To Love*
"Dead Poets Society" is one of my favorite movies of all times. Actually, I like every movie that has Robin Williams in it. That man brought such joy to life even though he wasn't like that in real life. The world miss him greatly. So it wasn't no surprise I adored the book version of this magnificent movie. I like stories about friendships in a young age because I believe those friendships are the strongest if you find the right person. I also like good teachers. I haven't had much chance to me ...more
Farnoosh Farahbakht
خیلی لذت بخش بود که به محض تموم کردن کتاب فیلمش رو هم دیدم. داستان "انجمن شاعران مرده" در دبیرستانی با قوانین به شدت خشک و سخت گیرانه روایت میشه . با ورود "کیتینگ" معلم ساختارشکن این قوانین به هم میریزه. او که خود زمانی در همینجا تحصیل کرده ، الان در صدمین سالگرد تاسیس دبیرستان در نقش معلم انگلیسی شروع به تدریس می کنه. شاید "کیتینگ" معلمیه برای همه ما که باعث بشه گاهی نگاهی بندازیم به زندگی، که چطور به جای "دم را غنیمت شمردن" در حسرت گذشته و اضطراب آینده ایم و از قوانین قفسی ساختیم برای خودمون و ...more
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: None
Was lustreless. The beginning was okayish, but had to force myself to read the latter half. Perhaps I am a hardened boring adult, and not being a poetry fan too doesn't help.
I found Mr. Keating, the eccentric English teacher, the impressionable youngsters and their dramatic ways quite astonishing. Didn't feel empathy towards a single character but for Neal, that too not much.
The Dead Poets Society idea was good, but they totally deviated from appreciation of literature and poetry.
I stared disli
Jul 14, 2007 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
فقط یک نکته از ازش گرفتم. تمام کتاب در همین جمله خلاصه میشد که وقتی طور دیگری به مسائل نگاه کنیم ماهیت مسئله تغییر میکنه. کافیه از بالا به مسائل نگاهی بندازیم . درست مثل شاگردان دبیرستانی که از بالای نیمکتها به کلاس نگاه کردند نه از پشت میز .
Zehra Uzun
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Oh Captain, My Captain!" :'(
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tbp-2019, notebooks
For those of you who wonder: the book is based on the movie and you notice that while reading
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Nancy Horowitz Kleinbaum ist eine US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Journalistin. Bekannt wurde sie als Autorin des Romans zum Film „Der Club der toten Dichter“, den sie 1989 auf der Grundlage des Drehbuchs von Tom Schulman schrieb.
“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.” 1042 likes
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