Negore As the story progresses, Pavel endures many tria Here we have the classic Soviet story which is by all accounts an autobiographical historical fiction work. Paul, till golden spirit, I never learn. I have strong memories of the book. Apr 06, Shahid Akhtar rated it it was amazing. May 19, LULU lee rated it it was amazing.
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Shelves: russian-lit-history-culture This book is probably the most famous example of Socialist Realism, which was the only approved writing style of the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. Ostrovsky vigorously toes the party line, extolling the virtues of the Red Army, the Bolsheviks and collectivization of farms while condemning the Whites, the bourgeoisie, the Trotskyites, bandits, wreckers and a variety of other imaginary enemies of the Soviet state.
This book is also famous for being bad. As literature it gets a solid F. The This book is probably the most famous example of Socialist Realism, which was the only approved writing style of the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. The vocabulary and imagery are beyond tired and trite, and the character development is non-existent. The book is filled with groaners and howlers, from the scene where Pavel meets his first girlfriend, the hopelessly bourgeois Tonya - he the barefoot boy fishing; she the schoolgirl in a sailor outfit - to that great line "a fierce and merciless class struggle gripped the Ukraine".
But he was wrong. This book is so bad that it is good. It would be wrong to give it more than one star, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
It may not be literature, but it was fun, and perhaps no worse than similar pieces of literary tripe on the other side of the political spectrum, such as the garbage purveyed by Horatio Alger. I find it interesting to see how many people on Goodreads have given this book four or five stars and have written reviews saying that they found the book to be good or inspirational.
It just goes to show how the inspirational power of communist ideas and mythologies can continue to endure despite the horrors of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot and the downfall of every communist government outside of China and Cuba. I get it. On one level it moved me too and made me wish that there might be a way to keep the good stuff in communism, but throw out the bad.
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