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The Woman Who Waited

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  • Author: Andreï Makine Geoffrey Strachan
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  1. Andreï Makine Geoffrey Strachan

    Andre Makine was born in Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union on 10 September 1957 and grew up in city of Penza, a provincial town about 440 miles south east of Moscow As a boy, having acquired familiarity with France and its language from his French born grandmother it is not certain whether Makine had a French grandmother in later interviews he claimed to have learnt French from a friend , he wrote poems in both French and his native Russian.In 1987, he went to France as member of teacher s exchange program and decided to stay He was granted political asylum and was determined to make a living as a writer in French However, Makine had to present his first manuscripts as translations from Russian to overcome publishers skepticism that a newly arrived exile could write so fluently in a second language After disappointing reactions to his first two novels, it took eight months to find a publisher for his fourth, Le testament fran ais Finally published in 1995 in France, the novel became the first in history to win both the Prix Goncourt and the Prix Medicis plus the Goncourt des Lyc ens.

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  1. I can t do better in describing this book than the GR description But the better he thinks understands her the she surprises him, and the he gains uncomfortable insights into himself.When I finished, I needed to know whether the village of Mirnoe is a real place Indeed, it is, and its name in Russian means peaceful Makine set his story well he makes multiple references to the quiet of this village almost ignored by the passage of time It becomes a character of the story, with its population of [...]


  2. A woman, so intensely destined for happiness refusing instead to love characterizes Vera She s a mysterious, strikingly attractive woman who captures the mind and heart of the young nameless narrator of this delicate, reflective love story that enchants the reader Since age sixteen, Vera has been waiting faithfully for three decades for her soldier fianc to return, living alone in an isolated northern Siberian village close to the White Sea Andrei Makine is a master in exploring characters who s [...]


  3. It s unfortunate that this book was such a poor fit for me isn t that cover absolutely gorgeous The premise seemed so interesting a woman in a tiny village in Russia has been waiting for her soldier to return from WWII for 30 years A much younger man our narrator who never tells us his name goes to live in the village, to meet her, learn about her story and to write an article about the culture and customs left among the old widows there You get a taste of modernish Russian history 60s and 70s a [...]



  4. Someone described this book you can read it in a lunch hour but it will stay with you for a lifetime I d need a longer lunch than I currently get but it was quite a short book at 180 pages The images that this book created will definately linger Wonderful dreamy, atmospheric novel set in a Russian village where only old women survive after the war A young man arrives in this village intending to stay for a short while only but becomes obsessed with the local teacher, the woman in the title Worth [...]


  5. This short novel creates one of the most evocative women characters I have encountered in a long time But the key to the book is the story s narration by a 26 year old self styled Russian dissident, who becomes captivated by the woman and who reacts to her in a way that is uttery faithful to his age and immaturity In the end, she surprises him, humbles him and makes their encounter utterly memorable.When the narrator leaves his dissolute artists community in Leningrad to spend time in Siberia, s [...]


  6. A German co worker who always likes to discuss European literature and issues recommended that I read Makine, a Russian migr to France, who writes in French This was the only book of his stocked by my local public library This novel, really of a novella, was a quick read that probably only took me a couple hours I spent time in Russia in the 90s and so I found the setting of Leningrad and surrounding countryside in the 1970s intriguing The gist is that a 16 year old girl sends her fiance off to [...]


  7. Ah, the pleasure of reading a work that is so beautifully written This is an elegant book skilfully crafted and credit must surely be due to the translator as well as the author.Yes, it s easy to predict how the woman Vera will behave, but I doubt that that s the point The story is not so much about the woman, but about what goes on in the mind and being of the young man who is telling the story And on reflection, I cannot recall his name and wonder if it was actually given.Set against the decay [...]


  8. A word portrait of a woman in a small town in northern Russia who makes certain choices after hearing her teenage love is killed in the last days of WWII Like his other books, then facts aren t all that you think they are, and you have to rethink your notion of what is true I didn t really understand the narrator and his motives all that well, which I why I didn t rate it higher.



  9. Ce roman nous rappelle qu il y a deux sortes de victimes de la guerre savoir ceux qui meurent et les survivants qui ne peuvent que faire le deuil.


  10. Trivia Alexandra Kollontai, prima femeie ministru, prima femeie ambasador, care considera sexul o nevoie natural propunea ni te cabine pe strad unde oameni necunoscu i s i rezolve nevoia a fost p r sit de so pentru o femeie mai t n r i a suferit pentru asta Holm n norvegian nseamn insul , dar n rus colin atunci c nd veneau vikingii p m ntul era inundat i ei vedeau o insul ceea ce ru ii tiau c e doar colin.



  11. This was written beautifully but had an ugly story How uncomfortable to look down on, laugh at, the absolutist narrator, who kept trying and failing to know the world around him, especially the woman in the title, and then bam realize how like him I am I kept thinking what an awful person, placing others into his own always wrong easy tropes, assuming their inner thoughts, their motivations, knowing and even dreading their next move I found his this tension relevant on a number of levels includi [...]


  12. I can t remember the last time I envied a writer his or her skill, but every sentence of this book is a work of art The Russian author, exquisitely translated from original French, claims that literature is about how not what I don t agree with this theory I d prefer not to read a beautiful corpus, all dressed up and with nothing to say but that s irrelevant here as the what of his work is as wonderful as the how I cared about his characters, about Russia s personal history, and most of all I wa [...]


  13. An absolutely beautifully written story that carried me through at it s own pace, not mine, made me slow my steps and look around, though there was in fact so very little actually happening.


  14. I have read many of Makine s novels and it is obvious from his beautiful descriptive passages especially describing the countryside, and his characters that he is following in the tradition of the great Russian authors steeped in what is known as the Russian Soul This term has been used in literature to describe Russian spirituality and the writings of many Russian writers such as Gogol, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky offer descriptions of the Russian soul.The Russian word dush , is most closely transl [...]


  15. This is a Siberian author s French novel translated into English One would expect some clumsiness but this is masterfully and poetically told Perfection The aching beauty and deep religious silences of this unsettling landscape reflect the anguish of war and communism on small Russian communities Humanity s fears, desires and questioning encapsulated in poignant descriptions of chopping wood, rowing boats and fording frozen streams In case you haven t guessed, I loved this I will read all of his [...]



  16. 4,5 toiles Lorsque j ai choisi ce titre d Andre Makine avec M taphore pour notre lecture commune mensuelle, je ne m attendais pas tre aussi agr ablement surprise j avais gard un souvenir flou de La musique d une vie et peu d envie de d couvrir le reste de l uvre de cet auteur Je ne me suis heureusement pas obstin e dans cette attitude et ai t charm e par cette Femme qui attendait.Le style tout particuli rement m a sembl plus travaill et mieux d ploy dans de magnifiques descriptions, notamment de [...]


  17. tla kni ka o l ske ale aj o a kostiach ivota niekde na severe sovietskej Sib ri Trochu aj o vojne ale hlavne o miluj cej ene, ktor trpezlivo ak na svojho mu a, aby splnila s ub, dan koncom vojny vo ve mi mladom veku O ene, ktor v tom neznesite nom akan , po as ktor ho starne obklopen e te star mi enami lebo v ak mu i vo vojne vymreli , odol va mlad mu umelcovi Ten, unaven b rliv m ale z rove bezv chodiskov m ivotom umeleck ch disidentov sovietskych ve komiest v z padnej asti imp ria naru pokojn [...]


  18. Vera, the woman of the title of this book, is akin to Charlotte, the grandmother from Dreams of My Russian Summers a woman no longer youthful, living in the fog of the past, on hold and clinging to memories that make the days tick by like a metronome However, Vera s tale is different in that the narrator is a man when he meets her, and her story is reflected in the way he pieces it together from information that he gathers from other people, his observations, and his reading of her psychology Bu [...]


  19. From Publishers WeeklyA sensuously styled, elegiac tale set in the mid 1970s, Makine s latest opens a window onto a generation of post WWII Russian widows through one mysterious woman s vigil In the village of Mirnoe on the northern White Sea coast, a young male journalist researching local customs meets an intriguing woman who has waited 30 years for her fianc , reported killed, to return from the war Just 16 when her lover was conscripted, Vera devotes herself selflessly to the care of the tow [...]


  20. The Woman Who Waited takes place in a remote Russian village that has been all but abandoned in the years following WWII With all the men having gone off to war and the younger people having long ago fled for better lives, the town is made up almost exclusively of elderly women and one younger one who has stayed to look after them The tale is that her sweetheart swore he would come back for her, and that she s still waiting for him to come back thirty years later A young man half her age comes t [...]


  21. In reality, it all happened differently The minute by minute reconstruction, the timed storyline of that night of cowardice was put together much later, in those moments of painful honesty when we meet our own gaze, one pitiless than either the scorn of others or the judgement of heaven This gaze aims straight and shoots to kill In reality, that is all there was fear, the icy logs against my chest, the endless wait a few steps away from the shaft of light as it sliced up the muddy pathway, then [...]


  22. A lovely little novel in which our narrator constantly ties himself in knots trying to understand a woman Vera he meets in a small town in the remote north of the Soviet Union An intellectual and artist albeit with enough self awareness to know his own absurdity his observation turns into an obsession to know the unknowable.Makine writes very well, and this is another book that is rich in symbolism and the author uses the natural and isolated beauty of the north well The central feature is the w [...]


  23. Vera La Femme qui attendait on ven l is ranskalaisen kirjailijan j rjestyksess seitsem s suomennettu teos, jonka j lkeen on ilmeisesti suomennettu viel kolme Juuri t m n tahdoin lukea kiinnostavalta kuulostavan juonen ja slaavilais nostalgiseksi kehutun tunnelman takia, enk lainkaan pettynyt Kirjassa elet n 70 luvun puoliv li ja Vienanmeren rannalla sijaitsevan pienen kyl n ilmapiiri on kiireet n ja kaihoisa Teos on nopealukuinen siin mieless , ett se on kooltaan l hinn pienoisromaani Sit kuiten [...]


  24. Makai s language is beautiful Some of that praise must, I think, go to the translator, from the French.This is an interior story, told from the perspective of a young man of 26 who is self centered, smug and totally clueless about the realities of life and death It is told as a memoir, so we have the reflective narrator looking back at his youthful self with the advantage of hindsight Nothing much happens, but the setting and the characters are portrayed in such gorgeous language that the reader [...]


  25. Started reading in 2013, finished reading in January 2014.Why so slow Reading any Andrei Makine s work is like enjoying a full four course meal you don t rush it to enjoy the taste The same goes here, especially with such a novel as this one where it has less dialogue but descriptive parts.This novel is not nearly as enjoyable as Le Testament Francais, or Music of A Life which is not even a fair comparison since the latter is a shorter novel However if you are into Andrei Makine, then this nove [...]


  26. Un libro peculiar que retrata muy bien una regi n rural de la URSS en los a os 70, a medio camino entre el fin del stalinismo y la cercana ca da del comunismo cuando ste a n no se adivinaba.El autor consigue impregnar su historia del romanticismo y la poes a que eran propias de algunos escritores de principios del siglo pasado, en un relato amoroso que termina con un final inesperado para cada uno de sus dos protagonistas principales, y que tambi n muestra claramente las elucubraciones mentales [...]


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