Crima Olgăi Arbelina

Crima Olg i Arbelina Aflat sub influenta directa a prozei dostoievskiene si proustiene romanul descrie dragostea fara margini a unei mame pentru fiul ei bolnav de hemofilie Prin intermediul anchetei politiste asupra unei

  • Title: Crima Olgăi Arbelina
  • Author: Andreï Makine Virginia Baciu
  • ISBN: 9789734656141
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Aflat sub influenta directa a prozei dostoievskiene si proustiene, romanul descrie dragostea fara margini a unei mame pentru fiul ei bolnav de hemofilie Prin intermediul anchetei politiste asupra unei crime care se dovedeste doar un accident tragic, iese la iveala adevarata crima a printesei Olga Arbelina, exilata in Franta dupa revolutia bolsevica din 1917 acceptarea,Aflat sub influenta directa a prozei dostoievskiene si proustiene, romanul descrie dragostea fara margini a unei mame pentru fiul ei bolnav de hemofilie Prin intermediul anchetei politiste asupra unei crime care se dovedeste doar un accident tragic, iese la iveala adevarata crima a printesei Olga Arbelina, exilata in Franta dupa revolutia bolsevica din 1917 acceptarea, la inceput disperata, apoi exaltata, a iubirii incestuoase a propriului fiu Evocarea destinului printesei Arbelina devine incetul cu incetul o meditatie tulburatoare asupra libertatii individului, asupra autenticitatii si sensului vietii.

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    1. Sometimes, if you are lucky, a 2nd hand bookshop throws a gem like this at you. I will be hunting down other books by Andrei Makine.The author was born in Siberia, a Russsian, though he writes in French. This is a dreamy, poetic novel that takes place primarily during the coldest winter ever recorded in a small village on the outskirts of Paris, where a beautiful, titled Russian immigrant lives with her 15 year old son. The year is 1946.The claustophobic nature of their lives amongst the snow an [...]

    2. This book creeped me right out, and yet I couldn't just stop reading it. I don't think I'd recommend it to anybody, so I'll just go ahead and say it's about incest and the subsequent madness of the mother. The whole thing is written like being in a recurring dream, and the writing itself is decent, but I just can't really endorse it as a good book.

    3. Okay, let's try this.I'm rusty. I am rusty. That's the only word I have for what I'm feeling right now. I used to love reading books like this before. I don't know how anymore, because this isn't one of those books that breeze through cursorily, nor is it a book that you can afford to dwell on for too long either. It's something far more precious. All sinister connotations intended. If you've read the blurb, you know what happens. The book itself will answer the question why it happened. In case [...]

    4. This is an intense and sometimes disturbing book, dealing with the desperate love a mother has for her fatally ill son. Because of the child's hemophilia he has been unable to have a normal childhood. His father abandoned him and his mother in Russia and they have moved to an isolated village in France. Olga, the mother, has royal ancestry and is held somewhat at arm's length by her fellow Russian emigres. This isolation, together with Olga's knowledge that her teenaged son will soon die, create [...]

    5. Not sure what to make of it. A very odd and slow moving story and a slow read. Unfortunately because it took me so long to read it I didn't fully understand the ending which seemed to refer to something foreshadowed at the beginning I didn't remember. Alas.

    6. Kudos to the writer for having the courage to write about such a taboo subject matter. There are some very pretty and quotable lines of text scattered about. Ultimately, I did enjoy the overall experience of The Crime of Olga Arbyelina - it was definitely different and thus refreshing in that regard. However, as I was reading I couldn't help but feel that this tale would have made for a better short story or even a film as opposed to a novel. I enjoyed both the beginning and end but struggled th [...]

    7. Definitively this is not for me. The lyricism in prose writings, mixing of wake and dreaming moments without clear bordering by the narrator and the apparent tolerance from the author of incest are all things that will make me reconsider next time when I want to read a book written by Makine.The premise is pretty hard to determine. There are some themes explored, like mother's care (love) for her children, leaving in exile or incurable diseases in teens. But none of these themes are treated conv [...]

    8. this review first appeared on [intraspace]the local library has a few andrei makine books. it was 'the earth and sky of jacques dorme' that first introduced me to makine and i fell in love with his writing style. 'the crime of olga arbyelina' was my second outing with his work all starts off with a fascinating scene that unfolds in a russian cemetery in paris. an old man tends the graves and tells stories of the people who inhabit them. visitors come to the cemetery to hear these stories, furtiv [...]

    9. <- my coverDescription: A Russian princess, a refugee from the Bolsheviks, abandoned by a faithless husband, flees with her child to France, where she is subsequently found half-naked on a riverbank next to a body of a man with a terrible wound on his head.Translated by Geoffrey Strachan who notes that Makine was born and brought up in Russia but this novel is written in French. Dedication: for YouOpening quotes by Dostoyevsky and Proust.Opening: Those that come first lie in wait for his word [...]

    10. A Whiter Shade Of Pale – The poetic nature of the author’s style was completely wasted on me. The story, there seemed to be a story, was drawn with a very light pencil on a greyish background. Very hard to discern. I forced myself to read the book till the final page and I managed. But only because after 50 pages I switched to 5th gear. What happens, when it happens, does it really happen (‘A Dream Within A Dream’)? Who knows? Some other reviewers have pointed out what the story is about [...]

    11. In this saga of suffering, an ex-princess and her hemophiliac son live among other Russian emigres in rural France after WWII. She ekes out a living working in a library, enduring memories of exploitation by every man she has ever encountered. The language amazingly poetic, the story is simple and tragic. Not for the faint of heart, trust me. Beautiful descriptions of nature and the change of seasons.

    12. The writing is great but the story is a little eww. My favourite parts were the flashback scenes in imperial Russia; the parts set in 1940s France are a little slow. The book did however leave a very powerful impression on me. I have only read one of his other novels but I am keen to find more of them.

    13. This novel resembles Once upon the River Love only in its wild Romanticism. What it lacks is the humor and playfulness. There is much beauty, but it becomes cloying. If it weren’t for the quality of the writing and the translation, I wouldn’t have made it past halfway.

    14. This is a sumptuous and rather melodramatic novel about incest and murder. All very lush and hypnotic ; a bit heavy going at times though. It was very well written, but it could have been quite a bit shorter without any loss. I'm unsure whether I'd read another by this author, but wouldn't rule it out.

    15. I had to force myself to finish this book. It caught my interest at the begining but drug on and was hard for me to follow the story line. I would not recomend it to anyone but there are a lot of people who liked it???

    16. This is a very well written book but strange and not for light reading. Without giving away the plot, be prepared to be a bit disturbed, however the writing keeps you interested.

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