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Русский роман [роман] (original 1988; edition 2010)

by Меир Шалев, Рафаил Нудельман (пер.)

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Title:Русский роман [роман]
Authors:Меир Шалев
Other authors:Рафаил Нудельман (пер.)
Info:Москва Текст Книжники 2010
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The Blue Mountain by Meir Shalev (1988)

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  cavlibrary | Feb 14, 2014 |
In the early 1900's, three friends from czarist Russia arrive in Palestine to collectively fall in love with one woman. These four found the Feyge Levin Workingman's Circle and proceed to live out their idealistic lives as pioneers in a collective agricultural village located in the Jezreel Valley.

Told with tenderness, humor, and just the right touch of fantasy, Meir Shalev describes the relationship between the founding fathers and the succeeding two generations as seen through the eyes of Baruch, an orphaned grandchild of one of the founding fathers.

The characters are vivid and imaginative. The descriptions of nature are enchanting. This totally absorbing story is a metaphor for how the Zionist dream has played itself out among succeeding generations. ( )
  SqueakyChu | Jun 5, 2013 |
I read this 4 or 5 years ago when a friend from Israel included it in a holiday exchange box our online bookgroup did. I loved it. One of the most genuine magical realism books. Everyone should read this book. ( )
  fourbears | Apr 24, 2010 |
Eine wunderschön verschachelte, heitere Geschichte: Eine Geschichte bevölkert von tragischen, lustigen, verrückten oder schlicht liebenswerten Gestalten, erzählt in einem atemberaubenden Tempo in einer bunten, aufregenden Sprache. Die von Metaphern und verrückten Ausschmückungen strotzenden Lebensgeschichte der Pioniere in Israel bringt uns diese aufregende Zeit des Aufbaus in intimste Nähe.
  r1hard | Nov 22, 2009 |
Breathtaking...a novel so wacky, so inventive, so peppered with tall tales and flights of magical realism, so good at blending myth and earthly human emotion that it deserves mention in the same breath with Marquez 's One Hundred Years Of Solitude."
1 vote | edella | Jul 13, 2009 |
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Meir Shalevprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Нудельман, РафаилTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Michael, A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Verhasselt, RubenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The absorbing first novel by one of Israel's most important and acclaimed contemporary writers focuses on four idealistic early settlers of the modern state of Israel

Set in a small rural village prior to the creation of the State of Israel, this funny and hugely imaginative book paints an extraordinary picture of a small community of Ukrainian immigrants as they pioneer a new life in a new land over three generations. Narrated by Baruch, a grandson of one of the founding fathers of the village, this lyrical novel transcends time and place by touching on issues of universal relevance, showcasing the skill of a master storyteller who never fails to entertain. 

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:41:22 -0400)

Published to outstanding reviews all over the world, its publication in Britain re-affirms his reputation as a major international writer. Set in a small rural village prior to the creation of the State of Israel, this funny and hugely imaginative book paints an extraordinary picture of a small community of Ukrainian immigrants as they succeed in pioneering a new life in a new land over three generations. The Blue Mountain transcends its time and place by touching on issues of universal relevance whilst never failing to entertain and engage the reader. As with Four Meals, the writing is lyrical and of exceptional quality and illustrates why Shalev has been steadily winning over an ever-increasing number of fans worldwide.… (more)

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