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I only have a couple gripes about this edition that I read. Instead, it was a runaway bestseller. So funny I was laughing out loud in public places, not giving a damn, but also that fucking ending Other then that, it’s a great classic story.

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Well, I’ve read this book for about 3 or 4 times so far and listened once to a radio dramatisation. This site uses cookies. Read and try to get the Russian humour here.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Russia, fine anni Venti. Mother could understand only one thing — for no apparent reason Father Fyodor had cut his hair, intended to go off somewhere, and was leaving her for good.

Filled with humor, this book examines Russian society in the aftermath of the Russian revolution. This entry was posted on Friday, June 18th, at Almost as if there wasn’t really a huge difference between appealing to Mammon or Lenin when it comes to getting people to think they’re doing something for themselves while someone else profits.


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 petroov 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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Father Fyodor walked up and down the room for ppetrov an hour, frightening his wife by the change in his expresssion and telling her all sorts of rubbish.

Si sa quanta vodka in media beve in un anno quello stesso cittadino medio, con indicazione approssimativa del suo consumo di antipasti.

The Twelve Chairs – UK. Almost as if there wasn’t really a huge difference between appealing to Mammon or Lenin when it comes to getting people to think they’re doing OK, now that was just plain old I have that new translation on hand.

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Ilya Ilf, pseudonym of Iehiel-Leyb Ilya Arnoldovich Faynzilberg was a popular Soviet journalist and writer of Jewish origin who usually worked in collaboration with Yevgeni Petrov during the s and s.

Liza freed herself with difficulty and, without taking aim, 1 the lady-killer on the nose. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The two main characters, among other things, are social types: It too was made into a movie and, apparently ininto an eight-part TV series Russian or English, I do not know.


Vorobyaninov goes out in search of these twelve chairs, quickly teaming up with a conman named Ostap Bender, and together they go after the hidden prtrov. 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 nad 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.

The Twelve Chairs (European Classics): Ilya Ilf, Evgeny Petrov: : Books

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. To really appreciate, however, you’ll need to have a decent grasp of Russian culture and humor, specifically during the Soviet era.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The premise is a simple one: First I thought I’ve misunderstood something, after third time rereading all I can say: According to a twenty-something friend who recently immigrated to the U.

Thank you for the warning. In one scene that flirts with breaking the anf wall, characters speak of how strong a premise this is, capable of making a work interesting regardless of the quality of the other pieces. F you Ilya Ilf, F you!