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Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky (Russian: Константи́н Гео́ргиевич Паусто́вский . Years later, in Leningrad in the 1930s, the great-grandsons of the participants unexpectedly meet. Story of a Life - Autobiography.

Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky (Russian: Константи́н Гео́ргиевич Паусто́вский, IPA: ; 31 May 1892 – July 14, 1968) was a Russian Soviet writer nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature in 1965. In the late 1930s, Russian nature emerged as a central theme for Paustovsky, for example, in Letniye Dni ("Summer Days", 1937) and Meshcherskaya Storona (1939) in which he treats nature was a many-faceted splendor in which man can free himself from daily cares and regain his spiritual equilibrium.

Lenin speaks to the restless soldiers, but Paustovsky turns away to focus on the . The Story of a Life, by Konstantin Paustovsky, translated by Joseph Barnes New York: Random House, 1964.

Lenin speaks to the restless soldiers, but Paustovsky turns away to focus on the guardsman next to him, to examine the photo and imagine the people it shows.

by. Paustovsky, Konstantin, 1892-1968. 6. The restless years, translated by Kyril FitzLyon.

1968: by Konstantin Paustovsky- The setting is in Odessa, Russia and the living conditions are not good. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

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Paustovsky told about this time in his autobiographical book 'Rush to the South' . Konstantin Paustovsky loved all sorts of curiosities he often brought from his travels or received as a gift from friends and admirers.

Paustovsky told about this time in his autobiographical book 'Rush to the South': ‘The Zdanevichs lived in an old house with spacious mazy wooden terraces overlooking the courtyard, with dim, cool rooms, faded Persian carpets and cracked furniture. The stairs on the quivering terraces swayed underfoot, but no one cared. One of such gifts - an ancient Greek amphora - was presented to him by the Bulgarian poet Slavcho Chernyshev in 1959. Now you can view it in the Museum's permanent exhibition.

Story of a A Life vol. 6 - The Restless Years. Konstantin Paustovsky, Kyril FitzLyon.

KONSTANTIN PAUSTOVSKY Story of a Life - Part Five: Southern .

KONSTANTIN PAUSTOVSKY Story of a Life - Part Five: Southern Adventures. Konstantin Georgievich Paustovsky was born in 1892 in Moscow, and grew up in the Ukraine. He died in Moscow in 1968. A writer of short stories, novels, plays, and travel books, his most famous work is his autobiography Povest o Zhizni (Story of a Life). This was written at irregular intervals between 1945 and 1963. While in Tiflis, Paustovsky wrote for the railway newspaper Gudok Zakavkazya (The Train Whistle of Transcaucasia).

A labor of love by a greatly talented, highly professional wordsmith who, surviving much and seeing much during "interesting times," wished to recapture his past, beginning with his childhood (when Tolstoi and Chekhov yet lived) to the early years of the civil war in 20c Russia. As a writer he brilliantly paints the primordial lanscapes of Russia and the Ukraine, and the offerings of Kiev before the Fall. As a writer he excels in vivid, brief portraiture worthy of his great masters, Gogol and Dickens and Dumas. Yes, the recapitulations are often romantic, but they are wonderfully drawn. This is not the aristocratic introspections of Biely's St Petersburg or the leisurely, extended portraitures of Proust's sexually panicked world or the desperate wit (between the tears) of the exiled Nabokov. Paust. stands completely outside 20c western and middle European literature; his acknowledged masters are Chekhov, Turgenev, Stendhal, Maupassant. (It were interesting to contrast Paus.'s work with the classic tradition in American literature--that is, with the grim adumbrations of Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Eliot, P Roth, O'Hara, Frost, Faulkner, Cheever.) An excellent translation--easy, clear, supple. This is not a point of view available to us who grew up in the '50s and '60s. By the way, the last quarter of the book now seems prophetic in its depiction of the greed and chaos and ugly tribalism that befell the Russia of the czars in the face of revolution. All now is as foretold then. The writer as prophet! In this regard, read Joseph Conrad's political essays on Russia written before the Great War. He too had foreseen a devolution to Hobbes's state of nature (not Rousseau's)--a delimma of such times: first comes anarchy, then tyranny. Hobbes's Leviathan would appear in the guise of an ex-seminarian from Georgia. The final chapters in Kiev and Odessa, in their evocative precision and brilliance, offer visuals worthy of Eisenstein and Griffith (the former's acknowledged master) and Bruegel; and, in the achieved horror of mere language, of Dante and N West and Isaac Babel as he lay coughing in Grandma's apartment in Odessa.
I know I'm a geek about these things, but I love these worm's eye views of history. Konstantin Paustovsky stated that this was not a recording of history, but of his life during those times. For him, that was from 1892-1964. What times in Russia! And Pautovsky absorbed it all, with a never-flagging gratitude for living in interesting times.

I already read the first part of this volume--childhood and school days-- which had been published as a separate book. Then I found out that there was actually a longer book, published under the same name, all out of print, of course, which made it a little hard to track down. I got this volume through Nashville Public Library's interlibrary loan, from Chattanooga. Thank you, Chattanooga, thank you Nashville. After reading the loaned copy--and now knowing what to look for-- I bought a copy to keep.

Konsatntin Paustovsky's life began in a secure, tightly knit middle-class family in Kiev, full of lively and sometimes eccentric aunts and uncles and grandparents, which eventually fell apart, his parents separating, his mother reduced to poverty, his sister going blind and deaf, and he virtually on his own as a teenager. He nevertheless finished the gymnasium as a scholarship student and entered adulthood about the same time that Russia entered the Revolution. And I say "entered" because the Russian Revolution was a process, not an event. Nowhere is that more evident than in the story of a person who lived through it, working at whatever he could, hungry to be a writer, but sometimes, I think, just hungry for life. Was he conscripted into an army company of bandits, in as much danger from his cohorts as from the current opposing army? Was he living on old potatoes in Odessa while one army after another ravaged the city and governments changed on sometimes a daily basis? He was grateful to be alive in interesting times.

Working as a medical orderly, a fisherman, a "soldier," a journalist, Paustovsky always thought of himself as a writer. Not a particularly brave or flamboyant person, he was simply caught up in the times that were, detailing for himself his observations, his personal doubts, his loves, his friends. Thanks to his many notebooks and his incredible memory, we have, for those who care to know it, a glimpse into the Russian soul.
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I married a woman from the Ukraine and one of her friends suggested I read Konstantin Paustovsky. Being as I had never heard of him and knew virtually nothing about the Ukraine etc, my curiosity got the best of me and I purchased this book. Actually I loved it so much that I simply couldn't put it down until I was finished. It will enlighten anyone on the Ukrainian culture and their difficulties during their revolution. Great reading.I hope this helps.
Likely you have not heard of Paustovsky, although he is a favorite author in Russia. I learned of him reading Thomas Merton's journal. (Merton, a voracious reader, has led me to a number of writers.) With a poetic quality that evokes slow reading for the pleasure of the words, Paustovsky (1892-1968) tells of his early years in a tumultuous era of Russia . His stories of the creative, sensitive, and mostly goodhearted playfulness of the students in his gymnasium(secondary school) are inspiring. He lived through events that were often breathtaking. When Paustovsky was a young reporter, he was sent to cover Lenin's speech to disgruntled demobilized soldiers, not a friendly audience. The crowd settled down quickly when Lenin spoke. As Paustovsky described it: "He was simply explaining to some angry but simple-hearted men what they were grieving about and what they had already heard, perhaps, plenty of times. But they had not heard it in the words they needed."

If you want to learn about Russia in a deeply human and personal way, Paustovsky is your man.
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