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Madre, La by Máximo Gorki
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Madre, La (original 1906; edition 1982)

by Máximo Gorki (Author), A. Erraiz (Translator), J. Ventol (Translator)

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Title:Madre, La
Authors:Máximo Gorki (Author)
Other authors:A. Erraiz (Translator), J. Ventol (Translator)
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I quite like the book, because of the way in which he writes about the events of the small town, and how The Mother gets drawn into the revolution, and spreading pamphlets on the truth, as they call it.

While some may cavil at the fact that it is unlikely that a mother would follow in her son's footsteps in this manner, what is really interesting is how he detailed the manner in which she was drawn. She got drawn in because of her son, and without really knowing what she was being drawn into. This is true of most revolutionaries. They are drawn in, and never really understand the real issues.

The growth of the mother as a person is subtly captured.

The storyline did get a bit confusing at times, but I suppose that it does also reflect the confusion of the events of that time. ( )
  RajivC | Jan 26, 2017 |
Soviet propaganda, but it is at least fairly interesting soviet propaganda. The story follows the titular mother, who begins the book with a very narrow life focused around her home and family who is radicalized by her son and his friends and who eventually becomes an active participant in the socialist movement. Its actually a very simplistic story with very little depth or actual development of characters, which is why I categorize it more as propaganda then anything else. ( )
  duchessjlh | Dec 31, 2016 |
Jah, teie silmad ei peta teid. Ma lugesin tõepoolest esimest korda elus Gorki "Ema". Üllatuslikult hea raamat. Ausalt. Kummaline, kuidas mingid asjad tulevad õigel ajal su juurde.
Selle raamatu sai mu ema oma pinginaabrilt kingituseks siis, kui ta oli sama vana kui mu laps praegu. Veider oli kujutleda oma patsiga ema haigutades otsimas raamatust tsitaate kirjandi jaoks, mille teemaks võis allakriipsutatud katkendite järgi olla näiteks "Ema kujunemine sotsialistliku revolutsiooni taustal" vms.
Mulle kangesti meeldis ja mõjus ka originaalsena, et tegevus oli kujutatud just ema vaatenurgast. Taaskord minu jaoks aktuaalne teema. Kuidas meie üleolek laste suhtes muutub vähehaaval hämmeldusest austuseks. Kui normaalsed inimesed oleme me neist kasvatanud ja kuigi me alati ei mõista, miks nad elavad just nii nagu nad elavad, siis hea on näha neid õnnelike ja edukatena.

Loe edasi
http://indigoaalane.blogspot.com/2010/01/mgorki-ema.html ( )
  Indigoaalane | Jul 18, 2014 |
I didn't really like the overly simplistic style. It felt like a Dick and Jane book about socialism. ( )
  digitalmaven | Feb 2, 2014 |
This has the distinction of being the only major Russian literary work written in the USA, being written when the author was in exile there in 1906. It is a tale of the purity of the revolutionary soul opposed to the infinitely corrupt and historically wrong soul of the capitalist oppressor. As such, it is populated by characters who are really ciphers who don't come across as real, living, breathing people, except (up to a point) the eponymous mother. The benefit of the hindsight of the Soviet experience also sharply reduces the impact of this novel. That said, it flows mostly very smoothly and is a easy read for a Russian novel. ( )
  john257hopper | Oct 17, 2009 |
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Gorky, Maximprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Güell, Josep M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Laghezza, LeonardoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vanter, GerardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Every day the factory whistle bellowed forth its shrill, roaring, trembling noises into the smoke-begrimed and greasy atmosphere of the workingmen's suburb; and obedient to the summons of the power of steam, people poured out of little gray houses into the street. With somber faces they hastened forward like frightened roaches, their muscles stiff from insufficient sleep. In the chill morning twilight they walked through the narrow, unpaved street to the tall stone cage that waited for them with cold assurance, illumining their muddy road with scores of greasy, yellow, square eyes.

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" ... a broad and generalized picture of life in Russia on the eve of the Revolution of 1905"--P. [4] of cover.

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