Moscova-Petuski by Venedikt Erofeev Online

Title : Moscova-Petuski
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ISBN : 9789734643806 Edition Language Romanian URL setting Petushki Russian Federation
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 168 pages

Venicika Erofeev ia trenul din Moscova si incearca sa ajunga la iubita lui, care l asteapta nerabdatoare in gara Petuski Alaturi de ingerii care i tot apar prin preajma pe masura ce, ca sa si treaca plictisul, mai ia un git de votca, alaturi de o sleahta de pasageri hirsiti in ale socialismului si n meandrele de necuprins ale tariei datatoare de fantezii multilaterale, Ve Venicika Erofeev ia trenul din Moscova si incearca sa ajunga la iubita lui, care l asteapta nerabdatoare in gara Petuski Alaturi de ingerii care i tot apar prin preajma pe masura ce, ca sa si treaca plictisul, mai ia un git de votca, alaturi de o sleahta de pasageri hirsiti in ale socialismului si n meandrele de necuprins ale tariei datatoare de fantezii multilaterale, Venicika remeaza in bataie de joc realizarile extraordinare ale omului sovietic si marcheaza fiecare kilometru al calatoriei cu cite o reteta de alcool datator de fericire Spatiul intilnirii dintre bautorul metafizic si lumea realistilor este acela al mahmurelii Moscova Petuski nu este numai un imn dedicat bauturii, ci si un bocet mahmur al intilnirii cu lumea In restaurantul de la gara, buimac, eroul mediteaza De ce s cu totii atit de grosolani De ce asa O, daca intreaga lume, daca fiecare din lumea asta ar fi linistit si temator, cum sint eu acum, daca ar fi nesigur de sine si s ar indoi de temeinicia locului sau sub soare ce bine ar fi As accepta sa traiesc pe pamint si o vesnicie, daca mai inainte mi s ar arata un ungher unde nu intotdeauna este loc pentru faptele eroice Emil Iordache

Moscova-Petuski Reviews

  • Jan-Maat

    Maybe the best book about Brezhnev s Russia imaginable If you are the kind of person who has ever got drunk with friends, stormed a police station and then declared war on Norway then you will find much here that is familiar.It s a book rich in allusion starting from the title Moscow to Petushki and structure, which is reminiscent of Radishchev s Journey from St.Petersburg to Moscow,whose description of the country landed the author in a certain secure facility at the pleasure of her Imperial Ma [...]

  • else fine

    Imagine a drunken Dante on an epic railway journey to nowhere, pondering the merits of various cocktails made from furniture polishes and solvents, debating the meaning of life and the worth of his soul, hilarious and tragic by turns That ll give you a rough idea of what it s like to fall into this book A delight every time I reread it.

  • Rodney

    If dialectical materialism were turned on its head, something like angels would probably fall out If you got drunk enough to cross Moscow a thousand times without ever seeing the Kremlin, something like freedom would happen, despite the State If poky old Petushki became Eden, just because you loved and it was there, materialism would be turned right side up again, but with the angels left in That s Erofeev, whose incredibly Russian cocktail of sadness joy, shame, spirituality, and sensu If diale [...]

  • Cosimo

    E gi a bereLa leggenda di Venedikt Erofeev ci consegna un antieroe negativo, un nomade metafisico, un profeta illegittimo nell oscura cultura sovietica, come ben testimoniano le voci raccolte dall ottimo e vitale Paolo Nori Mosca Petusk il suo trattato sul fatalismo necessario, dallo stile enfatico e burlesco si tratta di un libro basato sulla convinzione che tutti gli uomini di valore in Russia bevono come spugne , perch in un mondo di menzogne solo l alcol non mente Si diffuse clandes E gi a b [...]

  • Lori

    A fun and funny intoxicated ramble around Moscow The man wrecked by affect disorders not fun I hoped the angels might help him, but they embarrassed and silent.

  • El

    Oh, crap, another Russian writer without a beard It always makes me so sad Like seeing a squirrel without a tail It seems unnatural, unfair Freakish.I m impressed by his attempt at a Clark Gable stache though.So in the little bit of research I did on this book I found that it s considered a postmodernist prose poem which I didn t necessarily pick up on while I was reading it The poem bit, I mean the postmodernist part was quite evident Now I m not sure what to think I feel like Oh, crap, another [...]

  • Olga

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  • S.

    If an epic can be brief then this is one Erofeev s drunken journey to the end of the Moscow train line, stuffed with thoughts and ponderings true, tragic and hilarious The first thing that strikes the reader is the overriding compulsion to make sense of the world to catalog, categorize and assign values to things It starts in on page one and pretty much follows on every page One of my acquaintances says that Coriander vodka has an antihuman effect on a person that is, it strengthens all If an ep [...]

  • Caty

    One of the most beautiful books I ve ever read, hands down Through a haze of alcohol, Soviet repression, and the hypnotic rhythm of a subway journey, Erofeev turns his drunken slapstick into brilliant satire, his own maudlin self pity into the lyrically transcendent.

  • Mike

    Recently, I drank beer with a friend whose native language is Arabic As our bottles clinked, I asked him if there was anything we could say in Arabic that would be appropriate, such as cheers , na zdorovya, etc No , he laughed, it is prohibited I then asked if there was an Arabic word for hangover No, he said Not even some sort of impolite or forbidden word, I asked, or a word to describe people from other countries who ve had too much alcohol, and what they experience when they wa [...]

  • Jana

    He s a drunken fucker with alcohol veins instead of blood I like one of his disturbing recipes medicine for a toothache Find wild strawberries whole plant with berries and roots and one mole Take the root of that strawberry and press it against the rotten tooth while you suffocate the mole with your other two fingers This recipe goes in the same category as the joke I heard when I was little what is the difference between the elephant s ears and a yoghurt Yoghurt can be liquid It s bee He s a dr [...]

  • Alexandra

    Amazing book For me it was hilarious and tragic, illuminating and devastating at the same time.I really enjoyed Erofeev s humor, which was based on paronomasia, or play on words The grace, with which he interlaces words into most elegant and unobtrusive humor, was amazing and captivating It is hard for me to judge, but I think that the novel in general and its humor in particular, might be hard to understand for people who is not closely familiar with everyday life of regular Russian peo Amazing [...]

  • Pavel

    And since then I have not regained consciousness, and I never will Venichka Erofeev never regained his full literary power after he finished this small book Everything he had in his delicate beautiful sensitive soul, he expressed in this poem , although it s written as a prose His friends saw only allegiance in his drunkenness, he never cherished alcohol itself, but yet he created the greatest hymn to drinking as a way of life Moscow to the End of the Line is a very funny book, there s a [...]

  • Valentina Chugunova

    I ve read this book bout 1 000 times It s ultimate answer to your pain, depress and even happiness.

  • Ellinor

    The book is a tragic comic account of the narrator s fictional trip from Moscow to Petuschki The first half of the book isoften very funny The narrator s biggest worry is how to get his next drink in fact, I don t think I ve ever read a book in which anyone ever had that many drinks And the characters drink everything they even mix their own cocktails adding for example petrol or nail polish The book also talks a lot about the drinking habits of several authors mainly Russian ones I The book is [...]

  • SheaN

    Stumbled on this one by accident at the library Don t start it without a bottle of hard alcohol nearby This book is a hallucination.

  • lisa_emily

    Funny sad at the same time people drink because life becomes too unbearable Strangely it is the drink that keeps the narrator going Caution leave the drinking to professionals, especially if the drink calls for shoe polish.

  • Ana-Maria Bujor

    This is a very strange little book, presenting the ramblings of a drunk man who drinks some while traveling by train from Moscow It all gets a bit surreal very fast and funny stories get mixed with existential drama, criticism of the political regime and hopelessness And a lot of alcohol It s definitely one of a kind.

  • Mary

    Trippy, drunken, twisty turny day in the life of Venedikt Erofeev Mostly monologue, mostly on a train, totally sauced Pretty deep philosophy expressed through lol allusion I couldn t catch or connect all of it He puts a premium on imagination and the future The eponymous protag who has never seen the Kremlin despite living in Moscow hahaha remains as likeable as he is disgusting It takes a lot to get me repulsed by a drink Erofeev is up to the task A bit grossed out here in sunny, Trippy, drunke [...]

  • Lenore Beadsman64

    socialismo russo vs socialismo europeo dal bordello alla clinica e dalla clinica al bordello Venedikt Erofeev raccontando di un viaggio in treno, uno di quelli molto alcolici con condivisione di bottiglie e di racconti, coi controllori che guardano male chi ha il biglietto e dagli altri si fanno pagare in grammi di vodka o cocktail a base di profumi per signoraracconta anche del viaggio che la sua Russia ha compiuto dalla Rivoluzione al Socialismo, racconta del viaggio di quelli che il socia soc [...]

  • Janet

    This was a fascinating book, published samizdat in the 1970s All over the place, the drunken tumbling thoughts of a complete alcoholic, trying to get from Moscow to Petushi at the end of the metropolitan train line the recipes for drinks alone worth the price of the book Here s one Labor s crown is it s own supreme reward, as the poet said In any event, I present to you the cocktail Bitches Brew, a beverage which overshadows all others This is than a beverage it is the music This was a fascinat [...]

  • Ilgvars

    I had heard good references about the book I heard that it is a peculiar test of intelligence and humor Could I miss the opportunity to join the circles of people with unconventional thinking, peculiar humor and refined taste No, no, I couldn t And the book had been waiting on my Kindle for a while, the soul was sad and journey long So on my bus from Liep ja to R ga, I let Venichka share the path But what a shame, what a disaster I think I didn t get the book Even , I don t remember I had heard [...]

  • Darren

    Astounding Not much like anything else I ve ever read Echoes of Kafka and Bulgakov, but mainly reminded me of one of my fave movies view spoiler Jim Jarmusch s Dead Man hide spoiler a surreal journey through where exactly to where exactly and populated by weird wonderful minor characters with their own business Delving into the world of alcoholics bewildering bewildered dialogue was both very well done in itself and also served perfectly for the fractured narrative.No Qu Astounding Not much like [...]

  • Ekaterina Egorova

    Okay, I ve finally read it Happy Now I just need to erase it from my brain

  • Andrew Alper

    Venedikt Erofeev wrote two books, of which Moscow to the End of the Line was first The second book was misplaced before it could be published, or even distributed via samizdat network Moscow Petushki, the original title, chronicals the travels, both psychological and psychological, of Venya, a 30 year old Kid who has recently lost his job as the supervisor of a cable fitting crew who spent all of their labors laying a single section of pipe over and over again They worked so slowly that t Venedi [...]

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  • Petruccio Hambasket IV

    Quite good really, probably great at times If you ve ever gotten properly sloshed and had the guts to also start thinking about things, you will notice much resemblance to those misguided thoughts in this writing I still didn t really enjoy Moscow Petushki as it s usually called as much as I thought I might The incoherent state that our narrator gradually falls into is extremely depressing to me towards the end it sort of reaches a level of St Anthony combined with a drunken Moravagine, Quite go [...]

  • Adam Dalva

    Occasionally very funny paean to alcohol, and, with its fun graphs and amusing diversions, is in the spirit of B.S Johnson s great Christie Malry s Own Double Entry The first seventy pages are really excellent, as is a long analysis of writers obsession with champagne, but as the book descends into stupor and madness once the lead boards the train, I found it increasingly frustrating to read This might be a fault of translation I suspect it is , because the novel has a good reputation in Ru Occa [...]

  • Robert Drozda

    Pon kolik t Rusko Co dodat.

  • Theshiney

    some of the humor was way over my head mostly due to our cultural differences but the story winds itself into such a fury that i had to stop over analyzing the russian dialect and submit to the madness it is absurd and fierce the way Erofeev slays professionalism is especially hilarious the world we know that is filled with importance and drama is torn a new one this book is a mockery of YOUR epic proportions i am savoring the discomfort i had upon finishing the book and look forwar some of the [...]