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Petersburg
Petersburg | Andrei Bely, Bely
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After enlisting in a revolutionary terrorist organization, the university student Nikolai Apollonovich Ableukhov is entrusted with a highly dangerous mission: to plant a bomb and assassinate a major government figure. But the real central character of the novel is the city of Petersburg at the beginning of the twentieth century, caught in the grip of political agitation and social unrest. Intertwining the worlds of history and myth, and parading a cast of unforgettable characters, Petersburg is a story of apocalypse and redemption played out through family dysfunction, conspiracy and murder.
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Freespirit
Petersburg | Andrei Bely, Bely
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An exciting book haul from my trip to Sydney to visit my son. Definitely influenced by recent travels 🛳 ⛩ ✈️ with A Gentleman in Moscow and Petersburg, The Train was on time a German novella and Before the Coffee Gets Cold based in Tokyo. Throw in Ian McEwan and John Le Carre...I don‘t know what to read first 🤭Some were on my TBR wish list and the others just had to be bought 🤣🤣😂

CarolynM I bought Before the Coffee Gets Cold today too. It sounds interesting. Hope we both enjoy it 🙂 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve seen a lot of this lately. Interesting premise, I think there was a film too. Looking forward to yours and @CarolynM ‘s thoughts when you both read it. 🙂 1mo
Freespirit It was a Staff Pick at the Hill of Content bookshop in Balmain @CarolynM . We can compare notes 😊👍🏻 1mo
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Freespirit I bought it without knowing anything @erzascarletbookgasm . I shall let you know how it turns out..but I like the premise also and I enjoy Japanese authors...very quirky😍 1mo
batsy The tagged book is something I'm interested in getting around to at some point! And agree with above, Before the Coffee sounds good as well. I've a soft spot for both Russian and Japanese fiction :) 1mo
Freespirit Hi @batsy I will let you know how it goes. Some times those unknown books turn out to be the best😄 1mo
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davidRhee
Petersburg | Andrei Bely, Bely
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Last haul for a long time
Have a great evening, everyone 🤓

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Faibka
Petersburg | Andrei Bely
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“Petersburg, Petersburg!
Falling like fog, you have pursued me, too, with idle cerebral play: you are a cruel-hearted tormentor; you are an unquiet ghost [...]”

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Faibka
Petersburg | Andrei Bely
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“Oh great bridge, shining with electricity!
I remember a certain fateful moment; over your damp railings I too leant on a September evening night: a moment - and my body would have flown into the mists.
O, green waters, seething with bacilli!”

Image source: http://palytra.com/en/about_russia/information_saint-petersburg/bridges_info_pic...

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Faibka
Petersburg | Andrei Bely
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“... in his soul -tremors without name were rising there; something sinister and sweet was singing there: it was as though within him Aeolus‘ bag of winds had flown to pieces and the sons of foreign gusts were cruelly chasing him away with whistling lashes to strange and incomprehensible lands.”

Just love Bely‘s intricate imagery, a very interesting book so far.

CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 2y
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Faibka
Petersburg | Andrei Bely
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“There is an infinity of prospects racing in infinity with an infinity of intersecting shadows racing into infinity. All Petersburg is the infinity of a prospect raised to the power of n.
While beyond Petersburg there is - nothing.”

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Faibka
Petersburg | Andrei Bely
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Has anyone read this book? I‘m looking for advice on which translation to use. There are a few floating around and I can‘t decide which one to choose. Thanks!

#russianliterature

Laura317 No, but that illustration is lovely. 2y
Faibka @Laura317 it is! That‘s the cover of the latest Penguin edition 2y
Anna40 beautiful painting! 2y
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Faibka @Anna40 it really is! Would it be too shallow to choose this version just because of the cover? Lol, I have read good reviews about this particular translation so it would be a win win. 2y
Anna40 😂 sounds good to me! And Penguin is a good publishing company! 2y
Faibka @Anna40 I agree, you really can‘t go wrong with Penguin. This book has been called a “Russian Ulysses” so I‘m very much intrigued by it! 2y
Anna40 😁👍the Ulysses high 😁! 2y
Faibka @Anna40 😂 yes! I just finished it so I need something to fill the void, lol 2y
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