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Oblomov by Ivan Gontsjarov

Oblomov (original 1859; edition 2008)

by Ivan Gontsjarov, Wils Huisman (Translator)

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Authors:Ivan Gontsjarov
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Oblomov by Ivan Goncharov (1859)

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    How to Be Idle by Tom Hodgkinson (CraigHodges)
    CraigHodges: If the likes of Goncharov's Oblomov is too dense with dialogue, the characters to difficult to grasp, then come down a notch. Yes, take it easy and read a contemporary humorous slacker piece by Hodgkinson.
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    The World of Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse (meggyweg)
    meggyweg: Oblomov and Bertie Wooster are quite a lot alike and from the same social class, just in different countries.
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    Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart (susanbooks)
    susanbooks: Shteyngart's protagonist is an updated Oblomov

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Oo, mõtlesin, kui paar esimest peatükki oli läbi loetud- keegi on minust raamatu kirjutanud...!
Millalgi raamatu keskel aga jõudis minuni arusaamine, mis vahe on väga heal ja heal kirjanikul. Väga hea teab, kustmaalt aitab. Teab, et vähem on rohkem.
Lihtsalt hea kirjanik räägib sulle kõik puust ja punaseks ning lajatab moraaliga otse lagipähe.

Hea kirjanik muudab peategelase, et lugu oleks täiesti selge, naiivseks ja juhmiks.
Nagu Oblomovile, ei meeldi ka mulle õnnest värisevad ja nutma puhkevad neidised. Võimalik, et mina olen kuidagi imelik, aga mul lähevad nuttes silmad paiste, nina läheb punaseks ja hakkab lörisema... ehk siis ma olen kõike muud kui romantiline ja kaunis. Miks on see episood siis vene romantilises kirjanduses niivõrd ekspluateeritud? Kas vanasti oli teisiti.

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http://indigoaalane.blogspot.com/2014/02/i-gontsarov-oblomov.html ( )
  Indigoaalane | Jul 18, 2014 |
The story of a lazy man - it takes Oblomov 150 pages to get out of bed, and once he makes it he never seems quite sure whether he should have. This is really good, it's funny, sad and romantic, you get on his side and then want to beat him around the head with a cricket bat to make him try and engage with the world. It has great characters - his relationship with his equally lazy servant is brilliant fun - and is very readable. ( )
  roblong | Jul 2, 2014 |
This is such an amazing book and since I like to re-read my faves on vacation, I now have a paper copy and an e-book of the version by Bunim & Bannigan (like this translation by Stephen Pearl).
  lee.ellen1 | Jun 15, 2014 |
What a wonderful book. No wonder that Goncharov produced little work of any significance other than this. It must have been an exhausting process to produce such social comment and such characters. Written in typical langurous style of the period nothing is hurried. Everything is described and discussed thoroughly. In the lives of his two main characters Oblomov and Stolz Goncharov explores different approaches to life. One constantly striving for a better life, one contentendly accepting whatever comes. Oblomov is certainly not the lazy idler he is often portrayed to be. ( )
  Steve38 | Jan 21, 2014 |
There is also a good film adaptation of this book. I like to call my children Oblomov when they are laying around doing nothing. They don't know what it means but seem to understand it's not a complement. I appreciate this book as a critique of apathy and/or priviledge. ( )
  ErikaHope | Sep 9, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ivan Goncharovprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bukowska, ElseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chagall, MarcCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duddington, NatalieTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Huisman, WilsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langeveld, ArthurTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Langeveld, ArthurAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Magarshack, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pearl, StephenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schwartz, MarianTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wijk, N. vanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Ilya Ilyitch Oblomov was lying in bed one morning in his flat in Gorohovy Street, in one of the big houses that had almost as many inhabitants as a whole country town.
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Oblomov was considered a satirical portrait of the Russian aristocracy, who no longer had a useful role in society. Oblomov is a nineteenth century Russian landowner brought up to do nothing for himself. He, like his parents, only eats and sleeps. He barely graduates from college and cannot force himself to do any kind of work, feeling that work is too much trouble for a gentleman. His indolence results finally in his living in filth and being cheated consistently. Even love cannot stir him. Though he realizes his trouble and dubs it 'Oblomovism,' he can do nothing about it. Eventually his indolence kills him, as his doctors tell him it will.

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Farce about a gentleman who spends the better part of his life in bed. Classic.

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