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Рассказ о семи повешенных Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Рассказ о семи повешенных S and experiences of seven people condemned to death in Tsarist Russia With a powerful and subtle exploration of the morality of capital punishment it was a best seller at the time and in a strange uirk of history influenced the conspirators in the cataclysmic assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 One of 46 new. The Seven Who Were Hanged is barely than a novella and I read it in two afternoons about three weeks apart It s sparse on plot seven people are going to be hanged surprise five for attempted political assassination two for various uite violent murders We meet each of them we hear about their circumstances a little and their trials Most of the book however is about the hours of freefall between sentence and execution the end of life and the beginning of death The reason I loved this book so much is that it is about seven different depictions of fearIt s uite obviously a treatise against capital punishment but really it s a very good exploration of why capital punishment is such an inhuman punishment Is it the death or is it that gap immediately before death where you know there s no way to avert it The words I am afraid were uttered by him only because there were no other words because no other conceptions existed nor could other conceptions exist which would grasp this new un human condition We follow how seven people try and sometimes fail to come to terms with the loss of their own dignity in the sense of their physical integrity freedom and potential to be listened to or taken seriously by the people around them That s difficult to read and as fascinating a delivery of this argument as I ve found anywhere Andreyev deals with numbness feelings of being apart from oneself trying to rationalise away terror in various ways It s unremittingly bleak But incredibly interesting We empathise with all of the characters They all feel familiar This book tacitly invites you to examine your own view on capital punishment and how it might be to be in that place and slot it in with the experiences of the characters It s very compelling Interestingly there is no mention of religion or an afterlife It s very much grounded in the here and now and I think that has probably contributed to its impact lasting a century so wellThen there is the uestion of fault All of the seven who are to be hanged have done something wrong they have killed people or tried unsuccessfully to kill people Is it their fault that they re in this position Is it the fault of the prison guard The state Although the jailers were extremely kind even too kind It was as if they tried partly to show themselves humane and partly to show that they were not there at all but that everything was being done as by machinery But they were all pale Seven people who have had their humanity stripped from them are then killed deliberately by people suppressing their own humanity To me that feels as wrong as any other aspect of this story There is so much in here to think about to mull over I read it with a pencil and paper in hand and it s definitely influenced my worldview at least a little bitIt s not pleasant but it s beautifully written with layer upon layer of glorious subtlety It s very deftly handled and it s extremely Russian Highly recommended and I think the thought you put in to reading The Seven Who Were Hanged the you ll get out of it

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Рассказ о семи повешенных Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Рассказ о семи повешенных Books in the best selling Little Black Classics series to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946 Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity with works from around the world and across the centuries including fables decadence heartbreak tall tales satire ghosts battles and elephants. Leonid Andreyev belonged to that unhappy generation of Russians fortunate enough to see the Tsar fall and unfortunate enough to see the rise of the Bolsheviks His eventual exile into poverty in Finland ended his career His oeuvre is small a few plays and a wide ranging prose I have great affection for He Who Gets Slapped made into a remarkable silent movie by Lon Chaney Sr Of the stories in the volume The Seven Who Were Hanged is the best known and is a triumph few writers can construct and maintain seven distinct characters in a long novel let alone a long story but that is precisely what Andreyev delivers in his five inept revolutionaries almost feral peasant and petty criminal He had an eye for turning the Bible on its head Lazarus records the unpleasant man that the title character became after being raised from the dead Ben Tobit happens upon the Crucifixion with no sense of its historical or religious impact The Red Smile is a series of fragments from a war presages the horror of the trenches of World War I In Andreyev s world nothing is as it seems and it is dangerous to trust even those one loves

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Рассказ о семи повешенных Read & Download ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Read Рассказ о семи повешенных 'It was like walking along the knife edge of the highest possible mountain range seeing life on one side and death on the other in the form of two deep gorgeous and gleaming seascapes' This astonishing novella from 1908 newly translated for Little Black Classics by War and Peace translator Anthony Briggs probes the emotion. A small but poignant novella on mortality and facing the unavoidability of deathThe work most coming back to me in my mind while reading this book was The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living of Damien Hirst Due to the collapsed nature of the rest of the lives of the prisoners the author like Hirst confronts us with our mortality in a very profound mannerSeven Who Were Hanged tells the tale of seven convicted criminals in Tsarist Russia There are five terrorists all in their early 20 s there is a kind of retarded Estonian servant who killed his master and tried to rape his wife and finally someone who is called a gypsy and identifies itself as a true criminalThe novella starts with the minister who was almost assassinated who faces very existential doubts due to being casually told when exactly he was supposed to die the next morning This reminded me a lot of an excellent podcast I followed during last year Revolutions that now focuses on the background of the Russian revolution It s a really nice way to get of a feel of Tsarist Russia and why terrorism was rampant against the regime during the end of the Nineteenth century the narrative follows the convicted in their cells and the impact of impending death on the remaining days of their lives These effects vary from exhilaration total depression crying to lots of physical exercise and the production of copious amounts of spit The feeling of claustrophobia portrayed by Leonid Andreyev was universal and especially the exhilaration of Werner who feels liberated from the prison of life and has a transcendent experience due to this in his physical prison was very well rendered in my opinionScenes like how the people who are being hanged complain about the muck on the road while walking to the gallows were beautifully done Even the executioners start to apologize for the thawing and ensure the seven that they have indeed tried to clear the road before the execution This book was unsettling and impactful even though the prose has a habit of being a bit too lyrical and felt sometimes a tad outdated 35 stars for this Russian jewel of a novella and the start of the 2020 reading year


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  • Paperback
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  • Рассказ о семи повешенных
  • Leonid Andreyev
  • English
  • 08 February 2019
  • 9780241252130