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A model attribution edit summary using German: Ippolit Matveyevich and Bender, of course, have their fortune to look forward to though Ippolit Matveyevich’s share is shrinking ever more Communism had won the day by the then, but its success in establishing itself still showed huge gaps and it is through these that Ilf and Petrov gleefully leap in this broad comedy. For other uses, see The Twelve Chairs disambiguation.

And yes, this book is a satire, and so it laughs at some not very pleasant things in our lives. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The only thing remotely comparable I can think of in America is cult classic movie quotes. The latest number of the magazine contained a portrait of the cursed rival in four different styles….

I hope you give this pair a pair writing? Aug 09, Mikheil rated it it was amazing Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. While it’s absolutely hilarious in its native language, the translation works just fine, too. A sure sign of a great novel is its ability to enthrall and entertain the reader over and over again, withstanding multiple rereads over the years.

Mild spoiler for something that happens half way through chqirs book: Vorobyaninov was slowly being broken down and forced to confront petov own lack of skills, becoming more subservient to Bender and less connected with his old 122 as a noble when he stoops to begging, for instance. Filled with humor, this book examines Russian society in the aftermath of the Russian revolution. They were written and are set in the relatively liberal era in Soviet history, the New Economic Policy of the s.


Their position outside the organized, goal-driven, productive Soviet society is emphasized.

It was wildly popular within the Soviet Union and has been adapted for film many times, both in Russia and in the West. Cash is also raised in creative ways, including setting up a political conspiracy, as well as promising a town it could become the chess centre of the world.

Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov chzirs a nobleman and, on her deathbed, his mother-in-law reveals she hid all of her jewels in one of the twelve dining room chairs. If ride davvero ancora oggi con questo spassoso romanzo scritto ben 90 anni fa a quattro mani da due scrittori-giornalisti di Odessa.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Its main character Ostap Bender reappears in the book’s sequel The Golden Chaiesin spite of his apparent death in Chairs. Lists with This Book.

As a translator of these beloved and important writers, who are so undeservedly little-known in English, I was really glad to come across your post. Jun 08, Harry Kane rated it it was amazing.

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Me lo avevano detto e sono riuscito ad evitarlo leggendola a libro finito. The series itself is outstanding. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Because of this book I can pinpoint with accuracy the year I matured chsirs it was the year I reread the book and realized that in spite of it playfull wittiness, it described a crushingly depressive vision of humanity.

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Its only large flaws are inconsistent characterization at some key points and an ending that does not quite mesh with the rest of the book. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Liza fought him off. Brilliant book with specific heroes and complicated Russian realities. I promptly ordered it. I enjoyed it even more then being more mature and paying more attention to details and very beautiful language constructions. The original uses a pretty complex language constructions but the humour should be understandable perfectly well in a translation I think, of course you are probably going to miss some rather subtle details, but the main human sins of every man in every state are portrayed rather well a greedy priest and Kisa, cowardly ‘fighters for the revolution’, large numbers of not very honest men who are conned by Ostap who plays on their dishonesty, some ‘bright fashionable things’ like Ellochka and other bright images.

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For one, his mother-in-law also revealed the existence of the treasure to the local priest, Father Fyodor Vostrikov, and he’s also willing to drop everything to get his hands on the fortune.

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This site uses cookies. Roaming over all of Russia in their quest to recover the chairs, they have a series of comic adventures, including living in a students’ dormitory with plywood walls, posing as bill painters on a riverboat to earn passage, bamboozling a village chess club with promises of an international tournament, and traveling on foot through the mountains of Georgia.

And he’s not quite alone in this. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The novel is a belly shaker. Set during the relatively prosperous and free wheeling years of the New Economic Policy in the Soviet Union of the s, the quest is to recover a fortune hidden inside one of a set of twelve chairs. Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

And he immediately asked one more: To ask other readers questions about The Twelve Chairsplease sign up. This is completely believable and consistent with the character. Ostap Bender does have the necessary shadiness of character and intelligence to make progress on their quest. All in Russian, of course. It felt like Ilf and Petrov wanted to cover all the flaws of Russian society in a single book – an honorable feat nonetheless.