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The Twelve Chairs #2020

The Twelve Chairs Ostap Bender is an unemployed con artist living by his wits in postrevolutionary Soviet Russia He joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov a former nobleman who has returned to his hometown

  • Title: The Twelve Chairs
  • Author: Ilya Ilf Eugene Petrov Maurice Friedberg John H.C. Richardson
  • ISBN: 9780810114845
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Twelve Chairs By Ilya Ilf Eugene Petrov Maurice Friedberg John H.C. Richardson, Ostap Bender is an unemployed con artist living by his wits in postrevolutionary Soviet Russia He joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has returned to his hometown to find a cache of missing jewels which were hidden in some chairs that have been appropriated by the Soviet authorities The search for the bejeweled chairs takes these unlOstap Bender is an unemployed con artist living by his wits in postrevolutionary Soviet Russia He joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has returned to his hometown to find a cache of missing jewels which were hidden in some chairs that have been appropriated by the Soviet authorities The search for the bejeweled chairs takes these unlikely heroes from the provinces to Moscow to the wilds of Soviet Georgia and the Trans caucasus mountains on their quest they encounter a wide variety of characters from opportunistic Soviet bureaucrats to aging survivors of the prerevolutionary propertied classes, each one selfish, venal, and ineffective than the one before.

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    1. Good fun It feels a bit dated, but that may be due to me being a Romanian and reading a 1960 English translation of a 1927 Russian text, and losing some of the original flavor along the way Still, it is easy to see whyTwelve Chairsis considered a classic, both inside and outside the Soviet space At the first glance, it is an extremely sharp satire of the times in which the talented duo from Odessa were both witnesses and actors, as seen in the chapters about the editor of a Moscow newspaper and [...]

    2. Tell me, dad, said the young man, taking a puff, are there any marriageable young girls in this town The old caretaker did not show the least surprise For some a mare d be a bride, he answered, readily striking up a conversation I have no questions, said the young man quickly And he immediately asked one A house like this and no girls in it It s a long while since there ve been any young girls here, replied the old man This is a state institution a home for old age women pensioners I see For o [...]

    3. I m almost ashamed for not enjoying this book a lot , but I suppose I ve read it too late The beginning was one of the funniest I ve come across in a long time, there were hilarious moments when I laughed out loud, the plot was really well crafted at times and it had some interesting insights into Russian social and political climate around 1920 s I was amazed to discover that some of the observations are valid even today some things never change, it seems.Yet, the language was a little bit outd [...]

    4. All my life this was the funniest book I have ever read Once a year or two I would revisit it and double up instantly in helpless mirth Because of this book I can pinpoint with accuracy the year I matured it was the year I reread the book and realized that in spite of it playfull wittiness, it described a crushingly depressive vision of humanity The last time I reread this book I didn t laugh once I only cringed and groaned Still brilliant, but suddenly not so lighthearted at all.Good thing ther [...]

    5. Varb t tu v l gribi atsl gas no dz vok a, kur atrodas nauda Krieviski gan, manupr t, fr ze izklaus s v l lab k, tom r tie i ar o fr zi man asoci jas is rom ns o tekstu es zin ju jau no pamatskolas vecuma Gr matu pirmo reizi izlas ju, kad man bija k di desmit gadi Iepatik s, p c p ris gadiem izlas ju v lreiz Pirms k diem pieciem gadiem k d gr matn c ieraudz ju jaunizdotu uzlaboto divpadsmit kr slu variantu krievu valod Ilgi dom ju ieg d t vai ne, bet las m v l bija diezgan, un atlik s Tom r, kad [...]

    6. Written in the 1920s, this is not your typical Russian fare Filled with humor, this book examines Russian society in the aftermath of the Russian revolution Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov was a nobleman and, on her deathbed, his mother in law reveals she hid all of her jewels in one of the twelve dining room chairs Off he goes to find out what happened to his property, but quickly discovers that she also told her priest, who secretly longs to be a factory owner Having no idea how to locate the [...]

    7. According to a twenty something friend who recently immigrated to the U.S from Russia, this 1927 satirical comic novel is still so popular in Russia that not only has everyone read it on their own not in school but everyone quotes from it in their everyday speech The only thing remotely comparable I can think of in America is cult classic movie quotes Life is quite absurd, and that s the final word Or at least that s the view from the cheap seats in early Soviet Russia Yet somehow this cynical s [...]

    8. Well, I ve read this book for about 3 or 4 times so far and listened once to a radio dramatisation All in Russian, of course The first acquaintance with the book occurred when I was just a little boy, of about 10 Knowing very little about USSR s grievous past, about uneasy 20s or new economical policy NEP introduced by Lenin, about hardships of a newly born communist empire and so forth, all these being a setting for the novel in question, I enjoyed it much nonetheless Then I read this book as a [...]

    9. A thousand kind of people are living in this book Rich, poor, old, young, crafty, deceived, brave, coward, intellectual, ignorant But the thing that brings them together is the same pursuit of money Ilf and Petrov succesfully and colorfully portrays one of the most important passions of mankind, getting rich Their depiction of a thousand kind of people with humorous language this kind of humour created laughter storms in my home every night makes you wanna go to U.S.S.R of 1920 s and see what s [...]

    10. L ho finito, e riesco solo a pensare meno male che ho gi preso il secondo volume in biblioteca.La storia forse non originalissima, come detto anche nell introduzione, ma lo svolgimento perfetto Pi di una volta ho sorriso o ridacchiato in pubblico e in privato, attirando lo sguardo confuso di quei pendolari che non sanno tramutare il tempo di viaggio in tempo di lettura poverini.Che la letteratura russa sapesse farmi piangere assodato, che sappia anche farmi ridere una piacevolissima scoperta Ost [...]

    11. All the time it was going so nice, so funny, but then the ending OMG First I thought I ve misunderstood something, after third time rereading all I can say F you Ilya Ilf, F you I still cant believe it Not Bender Please But I can t give it less than 5 though i have to try to forget THE ENDING , pure humour, loved it.

    12. When you hear me say Don t tell me how to live, you hear me quotethis book You might need to know a little about Russian history to enjoy this, or not Times were tough, money was scarce, and Moscow was having a housing crisis You re prepared Go read it.

    13. Ilk 150 sayfas n okudum ve oook e lenceli buldum kitab Rus yazar hayranl m bu kitapla daha da artti.Kitap bittikten sonra gelen duzeltme Rus edebiyat n sevmenin verdi i rahatl kla ok e lenerek ve keyifle okudum ama itiraf etmeliyim ki kitab n e lenceli yani haliyle biraz eski moda Ve hi beklemedi im bir sonla bitti i i in de kitab n yazarlar na evet iki ayr yazar ayr ca k zg n m.Ah ne okusam u yaz g n diyenler i in gayet iyi bir kitap Rus a dan eviri diyince akl mda yazar ad gibi kaz nm tek bir [...]

    14. OK, now that was just plain old fun.A bit dated, sure But it s very easy to see why it s become a classic not only is it laugh out loud in public funny, but with some brilliant settings and character work too, all circling around a huckster character who ll sell people any get rich quick scheme or political philosophical utopia with the same bravado Almost as if there wasn t really a huge difference between appealing to Mammon or Lenin when it comes to getting people to think they re doing somet [...]

    15. I love Russian satire from the late imperial and early Soviet period It s basically a picaresque Ostap Bender is a rogue who knows Soviet society so deeply and truly that he can exploit it for his own gain Voryobaninov is dragged along well, mostly and everyone else is basically a caricature but what brilliant caricatures IP do for the Soviet period what Gogol did for the Imperial basically, show that nothing s changed.

    16. I read this in Russian years ago While it s absolutely hilarious in its native language, the translation works just fine, too To really appreciate, however, you ll need to have a decent grasp of Russian culture and humor, specifically during the Soviet era I loved this enough that let s put it this way I have a cat named Ostap D

    17. Si ride davvero ancora oggi con questo spassoso romanzo scritto ben 90 anni fa a quattro mani da due scrittori giornalisti di Odessa.Le avventure dei protagonisti, un nobile decaduto ed un imbroglione matricolato, a modo suo, geniale, si svolgono in ambienti e luoghi diversi lungo la grande Russia, mettendoci a contatto con gli usi e costumi della societ sovietica alle prese con le nuove idee figlie della rivoluzione, ma senza riuscire ancora a cancellare le tradizioni e qualche nostalgia dell e [...]

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    19. Ilf and Petrov started off writing short humourous pieces for Soviet newspapers The quest plot of The Twelve Chairs gave them a loose format that allowed them to write it as a series of fairly short comic incidents My favourite of these has the lead character posing as Chess Grand Master and challenging an entire chess club to simultaneous matches This isn t unique, Three Men in a Boat, Diary of a Nobody and The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War all take much the same approach [...]

    20. A sure sign of a great novel is its ability to enthrall and entertain the reader over and over again, withstanding multiple rereads over the years Twelve Chairs by Ilf and Petrov is such a novel for me I can probably turn the last page and immediately crack the book open again at the beginning, perpetually submerged in the adventures of former bourgeois Kisa Vorobyaninov and the legendary conman Ostap Bender as they throw themselves into a breakneck hunt for the coveted chair with heirloom diamo [...]

    21. Is this one of the works that are untranslatable like Eugene Onegin, I m not sure Could be Ostap Bender is now one of my favourite characters I ve suspicion he might be a sociopath, someone you would wish to avoid in real life but as fictional character it s hard not to like him He is very charming Osip Shor the prototype of Ostap Bender Interesting personality Free audiobook available here Password Bibe.

    22. Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, formerly a wealthy noble before the Russian Revolution and now a midlevel government bureaucrat, learns from his mother in law on her deathbed that she hid a fortune in jewels in one of a set of twelve chairs that were confiscated and redistributed following the Revolution Vorobyaninov goes out in search of these twelve chairs, quickly teaming up with a conman named Ostap Bender, and together they go after the hidden jewels.That is a heck of an intriguing plot, [...]

    23. Russia, fine anni Venti La rivoluzione bolscevica ha ormai superato il decimo anno di vita ma molti compagni ex nobili ed ex borghesi ricordano ancora i bei vecchi tempi, quando non dovevano lavorare e vivevano in di principesche Uno di questi Ippolit Vorob janinov, ex maresciallo della nobilt e ora semplice impiegato dell anagrafe, rassegnato al suo umile ruolo sino a quando la suocera, in punto di morte, gli svela di aver nascosto i propri gioielli del valore di 15.000 rubli in una delle dodic [...]

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    25. The Twelve Chairs by Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov, and its sequel, The Golden Calf, have enjoyed an immense popularity in Russia and Eastern Europe I had read and greatly enjoyed The Golden Calf many years ago in Romanian, and as a consequence, I was very excited by the recent publication of a new English translation of The Twelve Chairs Northwestern, 2011, translated from the Russian by Anne O Fisher I wondered, however, whether a satirical Russian novel set in 1927 and published a year later cou [...]

    26. T k vispirms biju redz jusi Jaun R gas te tra izr di, inform ta par saturu biju Tom r dom ju, ka lab k b tu bijis s kt ar gr matu, kur ir tik daudz pietiekami noz m gu deta u, ka izr de vien gi pie irtu las tajam att lu T li pr t vizualiz j s k no izr des, ta u par to biju tikai priec ga izr de ir izcila.Interesanti bija las t par to, k k re p c bag t b m sp j iedvesmot vienk r us cilv kus r koties, izmantojot absurdas metodes, doties burtiski smiekl gi lielus att lumus, mekl jot, iesp jams, nea [...]

    27. I read this book many years ago when I was in college loved it Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov had been a nobleman in Russia before the revolution Some of his family s jewels had been hidden inside the seats of a set of chairs which were confiscated by authorities With the help of a con artist named Ostap Bender, Ippolit sets out to find them This satire of the early Soviet system had me, at times, laughing out loud at the escapades of the two men as they travelled the country in search of the [...]

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