Radetzkymars Radetzkymars is de geschiedenis van het verval van de Habsburgse monarchie gezien door de ogen van de hoofdpersoon luitenant Von Trotta Het verhaal begint in met diens grootvader die door een

  • Title: Radetzkymars
  • Author: Joseph Roth W. Wielek-Berg Elly Schippers
  • ISBN: 9789045022680
  • Page: 400
  • Format: Paperback
  • Radetzkymars is de geschiedenis van het verval van de Habsburgse monarchie, gezien door de ogen van de hoofdpersoon, luitenant Von Trotta Het verhaal begint in 1859 met diens grootvader, die door een toeval het leven van de jonge keizer Franz Joseph redt, en het eindigt met de dood van de keizer in 1916 De Eerste Wereldoorlog is dan gaande en de oude wereldorde van de adRadetzkymars is de geschiedenis van het verval van de Habsburgse monarchie, gezien door de ogen van de hoofdpersoon, luitenant Von Trotta Het verhaal begint in 1859 met diens grootvader, die door een toeval het leven van de jonge keizer Franz Joseph redt, en het eindigt met de dood van de keizer in 1916 De Eerste Wereldoorlog is dan gaande en de oude wereldorde van de adellijke familie Von Trotta, steunpilaar van keizer en staat, is definitief verdwenen Terwijl luitenant Von Trotta zijn wereld langzaam ziet vergaan, zoekt hij zijn heil in gokken, alcohol en vrouwen Radetzkymars is een onge venaard portret van een beschaving in verval.

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    1. “That was how things were back then. Anything that grew took its time growing, and anything that perished took a long time to be forgotten. But everything that had once existed left its traces, and people lived on memories just as they now live on the ability to forget quickly and emphatically.” There are eras when time seems to stand still and the period before the beginning of World War I was one of those times for the Austro-Hungarian empire. The empire was in decline, but not yet aware t [...]

    2. «και αν το εμβατήριο Ραντέτσκυ χαρακτηρίστηκε ως [η Μασσαλιώτιδα του συντηρητισμού], ο συντηρητισμός του Ροτ έχει μια γεύση γλυκιά και πικρή ταυτόχρονα, μια γεύση που δεν αφήνει κανέναν ασυγκίνητο». Αυτό το λογοτεχνικό αριστούργημα του 20ου αιώνα γράφτηκε στις αρχές της δε [...]

    3. When my children were very little, one of their favourite games involved sitting on the foam-filled back of the family sofa pretending to be on horseback. They'd perch in a row, one leg on each side and bounce up and down to the rhythm of what they called 'the horsey music'. Whenever I hear The Radetzky March by Johann Strauss, that gorgeous memory comes back in a flash! My kids were right. That nineteenth century military tune is definitely 'horsey' music! Listen to it yourself You can hear the [...]

    4. A young Slovenian steps out of line during the Battle of Solferino, places his lowly hands on the Emperor Franz Joseph, and hurls him to the ground. Will he get the death penalty? No, he is rewarded as he himself has just taken the bullet meant for the Emperor. He is now Captain Joseph Trotta and ennobled by the addition of ‘von Sipolje’ to his name, and he has received a decoration: the Order of Maria Theresa. He has just changed his family’s future.Joseph marries, has children. However, [...]

    5. 4.5 starsThis classic tale of the end of an era, the decline of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the start of the Great War, is one that deserves a time of reflection after reading the last page. It’s not a tome by any means, coming in at less than 400 pages, but it is nearly epic in scope when one considers that it seems to take in the entirety of a way of life, a civilization that is doomed. Like a fine red wine, I needed to leave this book to sit for a while, and it has indeed grown markedly [...]

    6. The slow disintegration of an empire, told through the lives of three generations of the Trotta family. All serve the empire in various ways. Narrowly focused lives, regimented, narrow, depending on routine, thrown if anything is out of order. Unemotional, lives dedicated to duty, , and I still something unexpected happens that forces them to change focus, they are very seldom introspective.All events happening are seen through the eyes of this family. When the second Trotta visits his son at th [...]

    7. DNF-- subject matter is slow and boring to me. It is regarded as a modern classic but this is a book that I would slog through and would take away from other books on my tbr. I hope the others participating in the buddy read I was in enjoy it better than I did.

    8. I want to single out The Radetzky March as my favorite book of 2011. It is the story of the fall of the Austrian Empire as reflected in the fortunes of the Trotta family through three generations. Our story largely centers around young Carl Joseph von Trotta of the third generation and his father, the District Captain of W. To get to that story, however, Roth compresses into the first 35 pages or so, a beautifully patterned and nuanced story of Carl Joseph's forebears. That is, first the story o [...]

    9. 'The world was no longer the old world. It was about to end'Joseph Roth dazzles with irony and pathos looking at the dying Austro-Hungarian Empire through the eyes of three generations of the Trotta family, a once proud dynasty devoted to King and Country that had total faith in military life, which slowly starts to disintegrate as times change heading towards the Great War. This had both elements of a sweeping grand epic albeit on a smaller scale that galloped along in tune with it's characters [...]

    10. Rating: 4* of five The Publisher Says: The book description from is unusually cryptic. It says:The Radetzky March, Joseph Roth's classic saga of the privileged von Trotta family, encompasses the entire social fabric of the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before World War I. The author's greatest achievement, The Radetzky March is an unparalleled portrait of a civilization in decline, and as such, a universal story for our times.My Review: The Trotta family, beneficiaries of the gratitude of the [...]

    11. SoI meanI'm as surprised as you are.My particular edition of this book, a 1974-yellowed Penguin Modern Classics edition with pages falling out, boasts what is perhaps the most boring back summary ever written:Grandfather, son and grandson are equally dependent on the [Austro-Hungarian] empire, it begins, the first for his ennoblement; the second for the civil virtues that make him a meticulous servant of adminioh wait.did everyone STOP READING??! Well I DON'T FRICKIN BLAME YOU this sounds SO BOR [...]

    12. The first thing I did before starting this book was go online and listen to the Vienna Philharmonic playing the Radetzky March. It was exactly the right background music for this turbulent tale of three generations of the Trotta family, part of the failing Austro-Hungarian Empire. Roth’s descriptions of these men and their lives was fascinating, the details exquisite. The military and its draconian codes of honor were an everyday part of so many lives. Death was a harpy waiting in the wings al [...]

    13. Jesus wept, and so did I during that pungently bitter and elegiac final section, when old Herr von Trotta received the letter regarding his son's death, and his noble-but-frail, son-of-the-Hero-of-Solferino head began a shaking that would scarcely cease before he, too, shortly crossed over into death to rejoin the child who was living nightly in his impatiently awaited dreams. I haven't had actual liquid, salty tears squeeze from my eyes since the potent textual sorrow worked upon me so masterfu [...]

    14. Well, here it is months after I read Roth's The Radetzky March, and I find I never did write the review I intended. I've come here now to add some notes by Roth's excellent translator, Michael Hofmann, in his introduction to the last novel Roth wrote, The Emperor's Tomb, which I intended to read but found the thought of it too bleak at present and I'll have to come back to it.In The Radetzky March, Roth portrays the closed world and dying days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire through the lives of [...]

    15. It's very difficult to describe the pitch of this book, its approach to the military and administrative life of the Austro-Hungarian empire in the years before WWI. I'm tempted to use the word 'camp', which Susan Sontag delineates as 'failed seriousness'. It is not quite satire, because it is too sincere, but it is certainly not serious in the sense except in its pathetic, touching sincerity. All of the Trottas and almost everyone else in the book has this quality. The significant exception is t [...]

    16. One of many endorsements that lured me to this, Brodsky's remark that "there is a poem on every page of Roth's" has the ironic effect of making Roth sound like a prose writer prone to elaborate poetic digressions, though, at least in this novel, he's relentlessly focused and economical. By 'poems' Brodsky means imagery whose sharp cut and compression, whose organic and abrupt strangeness ideally fits the swiftness of Roth's narration:The officers went about like incomprehensible worshippers of s [...]

    17. There is a lot said about the gifted but unappreciated, the genius who dies without recognition, or the capable man who never fulfils his potential. Are these tragedies? Perhaps. But I’ve often thought the greater sadness, the bigger tragedy, is the simple man, or more specifically, the mediocre man, elevated, despite his lack of abilities, beyond his appropriate station. How does the unimaginative man, the middling man, who has little of worth to offer, approach a world that expects something [...]

    18. Es mi primer Joseph Roth y me alegro de haber comenzado por La marcha Radetzky (1932), uno de los hitos de la narrativa en lengua alemana. Joseph Roth era tan autocrítico que, al terminar esta novela, no estaba satisfecho con el resultado, y ni siquiera su buen amigo Stefan Zweig logró convencerle de que había escrito una obra maestra. Joseph Roth es tan buen escritor que consigue que brille un personaje que solo aparece cuatro veces en toda la novela; un personaje que carga en sus espaldas e [...]

    19. When I picked this up at a sidewalk sale, I'd heard of it, and its author, but several novelists named Roth were swirling around in my head (not Philip, I know him well). For example, I didn't know Henry from Joseph. Maybe those were the only two swirling.Joseph Roth was a Jewish Austrian, born in East Galicia in 1894. He served in the Habsburg army in the First World War; who knows, perhaps that's why he already looked like an old man at age 26:He lived and worked in Vienna and Berlin, and when [...]

    20. Well. What can I say? If the world were split into meat and two veg on the one hand, and love pudding on the other, you’d need to be of the former, dangling garden variety to appreciate the Radetzky March, fully: with a Virginia sticking out of your mouth, perhaps. Barracks, guns, uniforms, wars, duels of honour, brothels, male on male love- ins (true friendship, people, only that!), absence of any female characters (unless they are the wives of Colonels looking for a little diversion during t [...]

    21. Ένα σπουδαίο κλασικό μυθιστόρημα. Μου θύμισε αρκετά Turgenev "Πατέρες και γιοι" και λίγο τους "Μπούντενμπροκ" του Mann. Αρχίζω και εκτιμώ όλο και περισσότερο την γερμανική λογοτεχνία, μετά τους Mann, Hesse, Bernhard. Μια φαινομενικά απλή γραφή, μου δημιούργησε μια ωραία κατατοπιστική εικόν [...]

    22. After reading consecutively Nabokov's Ada and then Beckett's Molloy and Malone Dies, it was very nice to fall back into a book where the prose is so restrained, so gently laid down, so musical, so functional while still, in each paragraph, maintaining lovely poetic arcs. This was a slow, elegiac novel about the disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian empire through the experiences of the Trotta family, a dynasty that came into being when the progenitor saved the Kaiser's life by chance at the Bat [...]

    23. “Noi tutti non esistiamo più!”All’interno dell’interessante prefazione all’edizione italiana del romanzo una bella metafora interpreta il crollo dell’Impero Asburgico, che com’è noto rappresenta l’evento capitale nella narrativa di Joseph Roth, come una faglia, una frattura che l’autore ogni volta sceglie di collocare all’inizio della narrazione, oppure nel corso del racconto o ancora, come nel caso di La Marcia di Radetzky, alla fine.Tra “il mondo di ieri” così defini [...]

    24. meine lieben Freunde!The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth [1894-1939] (translated from German by Joachim Neugroschel [1938-2011]) has been an amazing journey! This is a well-written and an interesting novel about the Trotta family and also chronicles the decline of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The novel traces the history of the Trotta family across three generations.Joseph Roth brings the characters to life and makes the whole saga, exciting and interesting. There is a lot to learn and know abou [...]

    25. Re-visit via radio:BBC BLURB:Dramatised by Gregory EvansA dramatisation of Joseph Roth's most celebrated novel.Piano and Trumpet played by Peter RingroseDirected by Marc Beeby***************************Literary critic Harold Blom described Joseph Roth's The Radetzky March as "One of the most readable, poignant and superb novels in twentieth century German".This is the story of the Trottas, a family of Slovenian peasants ennobled when Lieutenant Joseph Trotta saves Emperor Franz Joseph's life at [...]

    26. I really admire the craftsmanship manifest in the disciplined writing of Roth in this work. The writing is vivid and each sentence is densely packed with focused editing so that the narrative reads much as a military march by, say, Sousa would play. The story concerns three generations of military men rebelling against a mediocre fate, beginning with heroism at the Battle of Solferino and culminating in the final days of the great Hapsburg Empire. The novel is about the relationship of these mil [...]

    27. 4.5 stars - a fine book, often moving, albeit sometimes to the point of melodrama - flashes of modernist brilliance, but at times quite conventional -- occasionally one can sense Roth is striving for effect, sometimes achieving it brilliantly, sometimes not quite an important treatment of the death of the Austo-Hungarian Empire.

    28. Slow paced but full of memorable scenes. Roth is a master in composing scenes in which every detail expresses the mood and meaning of that scene, like Flaubert although Roth is less compact in his writing. Definitely a masterpiece worth rereading for its language and those scenes.

    29. Öncelikle, Radetzky Marşı!youtube/watch?v=_uNiuJohann Strauss tarafından 1848 yılında, Avusturyalı General Kont Radetzky von Radetz onuruna bestelenmiş. Kendisi, 1813 Leipzig Meydan muharebesinde Napolyon’a karşı kazanılan zaferde önemli rol oynamış. Radetzky Marşı, daha sonraları Avusturya-Macaristan İmparatorluğunun simgesel marşlarından biri olmuş.Kitaba dönersek, Solferino Kahramanı Trotta von Sipolje, Bölge valisi olan bürokrat oğlu ve torun Trotta’nın güzel [...]

    30. 4,5UPDATE 12 / 01 / 18:Το βιβλίο σε πρώτη φάση το διάβασα το καλοκαίρι σε μια αναζήτηση που δεν ξεκίνησε συνειδητά πέρσι τέτοια εποχή, αλλά εντέλει έτσι εξελίχτηκε: την ανάθεση στους φίλους συγγραφείς να με οδηγήσουν στις αιτίες, τα αίτια και τον πόνο των δυο πολέμων που σημάδεψαν τη [...]

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