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F the culture and values of the Soviet Union's Central Asian peopl. This is exactly the sort of book I was hoping to find when I started my world fiction challenge a truly excellent and accessible novel that deserves to be much widely read Fiction in translation covers a wide spectrum sometimes feeling very foreign and bizarre but there s something wonderful and life affirming about finding a book like this that s perfectly relatable and understandable despite for most English speaking readers an enormous cultural gapThe book is about an old man named Yedigei who works at a tiny railway junction out in the empty steppe of Kazakhstan His oldest friend Kazangap dies at the beginning of the book and Yedigei leads the other men of the junction out to an ancient cemetery for the burial On their trip to the cemetery he reminisces about his life particularly about an ill fated family he grew close to in the 1950s There are also a couple of folk tales included as well as a science fiction subplot about a first contact with an alien civilization Which may sound like a lot but it all comes together very well even the sci fi bit which seemed clumsy until its thematic reason for being in the story became clearOverall this is simply an excellent book It s a compelling story featuring interesting three dimensional characters The evocative writing brings to life a remote corner of the world and the translation including the dialogue is very readable without being dumbed down The author incorporates a lot of 20th century Soviet history while still keeping the focus on the characters It s also definitely a big ideas kind of book with a lot to say about cultural memory international relations and the Soviet system among other things but again Aitmatov manages this in a subtle nondidactic way keeping the primary focus on the characters and their storyI regret that my Russian isn t nearly up to reading novels because had I read this in the original it likely would have gotten 5 stars As is the language is uite good and so it s a very solid 45 It would have been nice had the foreword been about providing the reader with helpful background information like where in Kazakhstan this actually takes place and less about its writer showing off but as for the novel itself I have no complaints Definitely recommended if you can get your hands on a copy Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide understandable despite for most English speaking readers an enormous cultural gapThe book is about an old man named Yedigei who works at a tiny railway junction out in the empty steppe of Kazakhstan His oldest friend Kazangap dies at the beginning of the book and Yedigei leads the other men of the junction out to an ancient cemetery for the burial On their trip to the cemetery he reminisces about his life particularly about an ill fated family he grew close to in the 1950s There are also a couple of folk tales included as well as a science fiction subplot about a first contact with an alien civilization Which may sound like a lot but it all comes together very well even the sci fi bit which seemed clumsy The White Nights of Ramadan until its thematic reason for being in the story became clearOverall this is simply an excellent book It s a compelling story featuring interesting three dimensional characters The evocative writing brings to life a remote corner of the world and the translation including the dialogue is very readable without being dumbed down The author incorporates a lot of 20th century Soviet history while still keeping the focus on the characters It s also definitely a big ideas kind of book with a lot to say about cultural memory international relations and the Soviet system among other things but again Aitmatov manages this in a subtle nondidactic way keeping the primary focus on the characters and their storyI regret that my Russian isn t nearly The Black Ice Score (Parker, uite good and so it s a very solid 45 It would have been nice had the foreword been about providing the reader with helpful background information like where in Kazakhstan this actually takes place and less about its writer showing off but as for the novel itself I have no complaints Definitely recommended if you can get your hands on a copy

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Set in the vast windswept Central Asian steppes and the infinite r. A fervent tale that reveals just how real how surreal how drastic the gap is between modern and traditional lifestyles The prose the imagery and the outcome of this story transport me to a discarded burnt out rusting hull of a train plane or submarine at the banks of a receding sea invisible radiation raining down the last pick of cotton long gone from an abused land How far is it then to find beauty in a simple hut or the explosion of fresh yogurt on your tongue

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Eaches of galactic space this powerful novel offers a vivid view o. This is the third novel I ve read by the Kyrgyz writer and again he manages to make me fall in love in his characters and narrative There is something special and uniue in Aitmatov s writing that I seldom see in other authors I especially admire is his skill to describe nature and use is to crate emotional atmosphere and evoke feelings He has the ability to write beyond time and space by using grounds common for all human beings He makes us realize that we are not so much different than the people from the remote Boranly Burannyi junction situated somewhere in the Kazakh steppes


10 thoughts on “И дольше века длится день

  1. says:

    И дольше века длится день = The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years, Chingiz AitmatovThe Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years, originally published in Russian in the Novy Mir literary magazine in 1980, i

  2. says:

    This is easily in the top ten of best books I have ever read. Aitmatov is an over looked genius. While the translation I read is less than the best, there are passages so lyrical they could easily pass for poetry.I attempted to give a review of the book to my Toastmasters Club and discovered that it is simply too complex and filled with layers of meaning to cover in a 7 minute speech. I cannot do it justice here. I wil

  3. says:

    A fervent tale that reveals just how real, how surreal, how drastic, the gap is between modern and traditional lifestyles. The prose, the imagery, and the outcome of this story transport me to a discarded, burnt out, rusting hull of a train, plane, or submarine at the banks of a receding sea, invisible radiation raining

  4. says:

    In the semester of 9/11, I was teaching International Conflict. It was one of the best set of students I ever had. One of them, Kydr from Kyrgyzstan whom I met again one day inside the Blue Masjid in Istanbul gave me this book to read. He said it was one of the best books by a world class writer. I had my doubts. But then I read it. And wow! In part its a homage to to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But mostly it is about the encounter between t

  5. says:

    There are actually people who rated this book 1 star. For me it is one of the best books I have ever read. It is so simple and yet so powerfu

  6. says:

    This is the third novel I've read by the Kyrgyz writer and again he manages to make me fall in love in his charac

  7. says:

    Read this book. I mean really how often do you get at chance to read a book set in Kyrgyzstan written by a Kyrgyz. Last summer at the cottage I cut myself while sawing wood for my sauna. The Doctor who sewed me up had been raised and educated in Kyrgyzstan. Her opinion of me went up when I was able to tell her that I had read this book.I doubt that many GoodReads members need to know about life on Park Avenue or Nob Hill than the

  8. says:

    Early on, I thought I was going to absolutely love this book, but it didn’t last.It started as a two plot novel. One involved the death of a respected elder at a remote (very, very remote) Soviet railway junction and the efforts by Yeidigei, his close friend, to brings the body fur burial at a distant cemetery that holds meaning f

  9. says:

    This is exactly the sort of book I was hoping to find when I started my world fiction challenge: a truly excellent and acc

  10. says:

    The tragedy of a man who is squeezed between Soviet modernism and the traditions of his fellow people, giving a feel for what it was like to live through the 1950s in Soviet Kazakhstan, the tension between the traditional Kazakh culture and

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