Воспоминания (PDF)


Воспоминания

Read Воспоминания Воспоминания Review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Nadezhda Mandelstam Testaments to the value of literature and imaginative freedom ever written But it is also a profound inspiration a love story that relates the daily struggle to keep both love and art alive in the most desperate of circumstance. This book should be the opposite of uplifting It should leave one devastated and hopeless yet mysteriously it has the opposite effect I would encouraged anyone going through difficult times to read it I would pretty much encourage anyone to read it See if I throw the term life changing experience around lightlyOh you will also learn tun about poetry and historyYour image tormenting and elusiveI could not touch in the mist God I said by mistakenever thinking to say that myselfGod s name like a gigantic birdflew out from my breastBefore me thick mist swarmsbehind me stands an empty cage

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Read Воспоминания Воспоминания Review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Nadezhda Mandelstam It is Nadezhda Mandelstam's memoir of her life with Osip who was first arrested in 1934 and died in Stalin's Great Purge of 1937 38 Hope Against Hope is a vital eyewitness account of Stalin's Soviet Union and one of the greatest. Mandelstam s memoir of her and her husband s life in Soviet Russia between 1934 and 1938 between which times he is twice taken into the Gulag the second time fatally is among the best and most powerful of nonfiction books It is not only a uniue and exceptionally frank personal testament but a work of artNadezhda means hope in Russian which makes the title a wryly ironic pun Mandelstam s wit and resilience are the twin beacons that light this memoir of life in a relentlessly dark time The memoir starts After slapping Alexei Tolstoi in the face M immediately returned to Moscow M is Osip Mandelstam and the book s immersive brilliance begins with that startling sentence and continues throughout In recounting M s subseuent order into exile on which his wife was allowed to accompany him the order included a visit from the secret police to their home M was out The agents seized a bunch of manuscripts not all or even most but the visit was designed to unsettle Mandelstam writes about the visit If M had fallen into the hands of our agents they would have hauled him off together with our manuscripts He was lucky Just as he was also lucky not to survive till the next wave of arrests and die in his bed or a hospital ward in Chukhloma or some other such place he was allowed to live in Like the dramas of family life this was normal and hence could be regarded as happiness To understand this one had to go through a certain schoolingThat certain schooling is what Hope Against Hope provides a way to understand how normal definitions and understandings of life possibility happiness were turned upside downNadezhda Mandelstam is a brilliant aphorist as well Witness Fear and hope are bound up with each other The ordeal by fear is the most terrible there is and people never recover from it Silence is the real crime against humanity Terror and despotism are always short sighted The only good life is one in which there are no need for miracles But poetry is a law to itself it is impossible to bury it alive Mandelstam makes clear that the reign of terror in the Soviet Union began before Stalin though Stalin would perfect it and take it to levels of terror and brutality that defy comprehension which is why books like Hope Against Hope are essential We lived in a world where people were always being hauled in and asked for information about our thoughts and feelings They summoned people who were compromised by their background or by psychological deficiencies threatening one because he was the son of a banker or Czarist official and promising favors or protection to another They summoned people who were afraid of losing their jobs or wanted to make a career those who wanted nothing and feared nothing and those who were ready for anything The object of all this was not just to gather information Nothing binds people together than complicity in the same crime the people could be implicated and compromised the traitors informants and police spies there were the greater would be the number of people supporting the regime and longing for it to last thousands of years As Mandelstam recounts her husband s struggles to maintain his integrity to find a way to survive to bear witness in poems his wife would memorize in case her efforts to preserve his manuscripts she reveals a truth that the deep evil can and will be defeated but only at a very human and very high cost It is heartbreakingly heroic testimony both daunting and inspiring

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Read Воспоминания Воспоминания Review ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Í Nadezhda Mandelstam The story of the poet Osip Mandelstam who suffered continuous persecution under Stalin but whose wife constantly supported both him and his writings until he died in 1938 Hope Against Hope was first published in English in 1970. Only a process that is very beautiful and very terrible could produce this book the anguish of two human souls being tormented by a cruel fiendishly clever and virtually all powerful State determined to murder both the body and soul of its victims Whether we deserve to benefit as readers from the terrible tempering endured by the poet Osip Mandelstam and his widow Nadezhda Mandelstam is a matter that can be easily determined we do not deserve it We are not worthy of the Mandelstams They belong to a very select group of all the human beings who have ever lived most of whom we will never know Thanks to her memoir we do know Nadezhda and OsipIf Osip s great characteristic was his commitment to truth Nadezhda s was her endurance if this sounds dismissive recall that the New Testament repeatedly includes endurance as one of a short list of authentic signs of the divine Spirit Her survival made possible the survival of most of Osip s poetry and of the story of their lives preserved in this uniue memoir Wordsworth defined poetry as emotion recollected in tranuility and this memoir has something deeper than tranuility to it a profound serenity a luminous sadness a fusion of love and truth which is the pivot on which human history revolvesIt is clear from reading this book that Osip was one those described in the 11th chapter of Hebrews as those of whom the world was not worthyWhat better way to understand the industrial scale barbarisms of the twentieth century than to read about how they were observed and interpreted through the sensibilities of great poets and writers Perhaps because of the relative brevity of the Thousand Year Reich we have had far accounts from Hitler s victims than from Lenin and Stalin s victims But the ones that did survive from the Soviet Union not just HOPE AGAINST HOPE but works by Ginzburg Brodsky and Solzhenitsyn are testaments of the human spirit of the same order as the those written by witnesses to the HolocaustBut the significance of HOPE AGAINST HOPE is not primarily its historical account of the Stalinist system but its depiction of cosmic injustice and the possibility even in the worst circumstances for some kind of ultimate triumph of truth and integrity and decency and loveI doubt that a person picking up this book on a whim will read it through unless without knowing it they have been preparing themselves for years to understand what Osip and Nadezhda have to tell us about ourselves and about the human potential for choosing truth and acting with moral courage That was true for me I bought this book twenty years ago and although I started it a couple of times I have only just read it after all that time it has been on my shelves Paradoxically although it s a life changing book perhaps one s life has to have already changed or begun to change before one can engage with itCONT D AS COMMENT 1

  • Paperback
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  • Воспоминания
  • Nadezhda Mandelstam
  • English
  • 01 April 2019
  • 9780375753169

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    Воспоминания (PDF) Introduction by Clarence BrownTranslator's Preface Hope against Hope PostscriptAppendixA Notes on Persons Mentioned in the TextB Note on Literary Movements and OrganizationsIndex

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