Le Soldat et le gramophone

Le Soldat et le gramophone J adore ce livre C est dr le sensible audacieux et tout sonne juste Qu elle est bienvenue cette voix qui s l ve parmi les grands Sa a Stani ic Ou Sasha Stanishitch Nous ferions mieux d apprendre pro

  • Title: Le Soldat et le gramophone
  • Author: Saša Stanišić
  • ISBN: 9782234060203
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Broché
  • J adore ce livre C est dr le, sensible, audacieux et tout sonne juste Qu elle est bienvenue cette voix qui s l ve parmi les grands Sa a Stani ic Ou Sasha Stanishitch Nous ferions mieux d apprendre prononcer son nom car il est l pour longtemps Colum McCannAleksandar grandit pr s de Vi egrad, dans ce qui est encore la Yougoslavie, quand se produit un drame la J adore ce livre C est dr le, sensible, audacieux et tout sonne juste Qu elle est bienvenue cette voix qui s l ve parmi les grands Sa a Stani ic Ou Sasha Stanishitch Nous ferions mieux d apprendre prononcer son nom car il est l pour longtemps Colum McCannAleksandar grandit pr s de Vi egrad, dans ce qui est encore la Yougoslavie, quand se produit un drame la mort de son grand p re Slavko Celui dont les r cits l gendaires du communisme l ont enchant , et auquel il a fait le serment de transformer la r alit en histoires, l enfant esp re jusqu au bout le r veiller Son grand p re ador n a t il pas fait de lui un magicien Mais il faudra que les pouvoirs d Aleksandar soient grands car la guerre est proche Viendront le temps de l exil et d une int gration difficile dans l Allemagne des ann es 1990, obs d e par le productivisme et le co t de la r unification L vocation inoubliable d une guerre qui s est jou e tout pr s de nos fronti res, dans l indiff rence et l incompr hension g n rales Le destin d une famille aux personnages picaresques Le regard d un enfant, plus pr occup des malheurs de ses proches, de l issue d un match de football, de ses premi res amours, que de l avenir de son pays mais dont le r cit spontan souligne la violence avec laquelle la guerre fait irruption dans le quotidien Puis Aleksandar grandit et d s que l occasion lui est donn e d crire, il ne cessera d voquer son enfance et le souvenir de son pays perdu Le lecteur assiste alors la naissance d un prodigieux crivain pour son plus grand plaisir.

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    • Kada sam bila mala, baba bi me svaki put terala iz sobe kada razvlači jufke za pitu („Da ne lete dlake“). Bio je to čitav ritual: prvo rasklopi kauč, pošto je njena jufka bila veća od tepiha, koristila se posebna plahta za razvlačenje, znalo se kako se pita slaže u tepsiju. A ja sam bila opčinjena time kako je moguće da testo bude potpuno providno koliko je tanko, a da se nikad ne pocepa, čak ni kada ga baba podigne kao da širi veš.To mi je prošlo kroz glavu manje-više čim sam [...]

    • Da sam carobnjak, pa da znanja i vestine mogu da izvadim iz sesira, kao zecaova knjiga ne bi imala kraj.

    • Exuberant. Playful. Farcical. Mouth-watering. Delectable. Poignant. Heart-rending. Thought-provoking. Snort-provoking. I think it's safe to assume that Our Hero Aleksander's biography is well grounded in Saša Stanišić's own: born in Višegrad in 1978, of a Serbian father and a Bosniak mother. The utterly consistent voice of ten-year old Aleksander as narrator means, however, that this is never an issue, they are just his Mum and Dad after all, but watch the names, be aware of the names of his [...]

    • I finished this book ages ago, but alas I have not had time to do up a proper review. It was spectacular, though. More soon, I swear.*******Reasons why I already adore this book, even though I'm less than fifty pages in:1. As I learned from bookfriend Brian, the other edition has a photo of a man on the cover, which it turns out (unbeknownst even to him) is Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snickett, a.k.a. my boyfriend. 2. The chapter titles are, depending on your preference, either twee and preten [...]

    • First things first - ja nemam običaj da pišem reviewove, često zato što ne znam šta bih rekao, a još češće zato što su drugi ljudi sve to rekli bolje nego što bih ja to ikada mogao. Međutim, Vojnik je izuzetak, jer nekako imam osećaj da moram nešto da kažem posle ove knjige.Knjigu sam dobio od voljene osobe (Jelena, hvala <3) i samim tim sam već i pre nego što sam je i započeo bio malo pod pritiskom da mi se dopadne. Pročitavši prvu rečenicu, shvatio sam da šanse da mi s [...]

    • I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Stanisic writes of his boyhood growing up in Bosnia before and during the war, but it's not your typical "war story," rather it's a heart-wrenching, hilarious account of an imaginative childhood that happens to include a war. For those who have ever visited Bosnia or are from there, the sites, sounds, and people will strike a true chord that will leave you longing to return. The Drina features solidly in the book as well and it is probably the best love story about the river [...]

    • Aleksandar is a boy between 8 and 14, who lives in Višegrad, goes to school, loves fishing and spending his days with friends like any other child in the world.The death of Slavko, beloved grandfather of Aleks, gives us a first clue of what the novel is about, the necessity of coping with loss and endings. All that’s left from Slavko are a magic wand and a cupboard hat, his last gift for the boy. A great gift, indeed: a lesson about life and the way of facing things, even when they seem unbea [...]

    • Stanišić beautifully captures the disjointed, nonsensical chaos of wartime in a darkly comical and endearing voice. I especially enjoyed the last third of the book. Anybody who has left their homeland only to return an accidental stranger will ache at Aleksander’s homecoming.

    • How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Sasa Stanisic (Trans. by Anthea Bell, Grove Press, 2008)How The Soldier Repairs the Gramophone has an unusual structure: it is divided into two parts, the first one with the same title as the novel, the second titled “When Everything Was All Right” and authored by Aleksandar Krsmanovic, the novel’s narrator (and, obviously, an alter ego of Sasa Stanisic). This is not a story within a story, but rather, two twin stories, as both tell the story of a [...]

    • This is an outstanding novel! I’ve read it actually twice during last year, first as ARC which I was aiming to keep in my permanent collection but then I received definitive copy which is staying (actually it’s already taken from me) in PC. So I’ve read both, ARC and definitive book and they are the same This book reminded me on my childhood during old Yugoslavia, there are so many familiar things, phrases, the way of thinking, positive-ness, food (OMG food!), humour Oh and ideology, Commu [...]

    • The best contemporary novel that I've read. It tells the story of Aleksander Krsmanovic, a young Bosnian boy whose family is forced to emigrate to the town of Essen in Germany during the war. He relives his childhood, memories of his grandfather, the fall of Communism, his inability to cope with death and war. He searches desperately for Asija, a girl he met in a stairwell in a crowded building as Serbian soldiers looted and destroyed. He tells stories that he can't finish. The book's words flow [...]

    • The story is in two parts. The first written by a young Aleksander living in the Bosnian town of Visegrad was humorous, insightful and full of great writing. As a child, Aleksander is imaginative and surrounded by a large and supportive family. But in 1992 the Serbs came and a genocide of the Bosniak population resulted. Aleksander and his family escape from the madness to Germany.The second part starts after a short story written by Aleksander. The book then becomes a sequence of stories/events [...]

    • This is beautiful writing. Stanišić's great love for Yugoslavia shines and of course it makes me reflect sadly on what was lost. However, I think the narrative skipped around way too much. Sometimes I had a hard time figuring out what was going on. I liked the first half of the book much better than the second.

    • Evo i osvrt na blogu cyberbosanka/kako-vojnik-p ovdje 5 zvjezdica kao najtoplije preporuka. Dugo sam ganjala ovu knjigu i srećom naša biblioteka ima primjerak pa sam je i uganjala :)

    • Let me over-generalize for a second and say there are two kinds of novels: the ones we read for the plot ("Gone With the Wind," say, or my beloved "Dragonlance" series) and the ones we read for the writing (Nicholson Baker's "The Mezzanine", where all that "happens" over 144 pages is that the narrator buys some shoelaces on his lunch hour). Bosnian-born Saša Stanišic;'s first novel, "How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone," which was short-listed for the 2006 German Book Prize, manages to be b [...]

    • I remember feeling really excited about the potential of this book when I first picked it up in the bookstore, but when I actually started to read it in earnest, I found myself disappointed. This novel struck me as by-the-numbers magical realism, with a dash of socialist kitsch and a couple of scenes ripped wholesale out of a Kusturica film. After the first hundred or so pages, the book improved-- there are a couple of chapters near the end that are downright heartshattering-- but it remained a [...]

    • this is about a kid living through the conflict in the former yugoslavia & sharing his stories of living through the war via a series of reminiscences that sound a lot like parables. it had a bit of an everything is illuminated vibe, crossed with aesop's fables or something. i struggled at times with the gazillions of characters & lack of clear narrative arc. i was kind of relieved when it was over, even though a lot of the writing was quite beautiful (even in translation). & that du [...]

    • After the first 3 chapters I didn't think I was going to enjoy this. I find it hard to buy into child narrators because usually the voice written for them is too literary, their perspective too adult for me to buy into that this is a child talking. But chapter 4 completely turned round my opinion. A delightful and uproarious scene about a man discovering his wife in the act of making him a cuckold and the crazy little associative details given by the narrator (involving copies of "Das Kapital" a [...]

    • Een goed verhaal, zou je hebben gezegd, is als onze Drina, nooit een stil stroompje, ze sijpelt niet, ze is onstuimig en breed, zijrivieren komen in haar uit, maken haar groter, ze treedt buiten haar oevers, borrelt en bruist, wordt hier en daar ondieper, maar dat zijn dan stroomversnellingen, ouvertures tot de diepte en geen gekrabbel. Aleksander, alias Sasa Stanisic, vertelt wat zijn overleden opa zou hebben verstaan onder een goed verhaal. Hoe de soldaat de grammofoon repareert is als de Drin [...]

    • Obožavam ovu knjigu, ma proglašavam je najboljom koju pročitah u 2013. Pisana na tako lijep, jednostavan, pitak i lucidan način, jedna od onih knjiga koje ćete pročitati u jednom dahu, i željeti još, od onih knjiga gdje ti osmjeh na momente ne silazi s lica Njezina podloga je 'velika povijest' dok je u fokusu je ona 'mala', osobna, isprepletene su praćene očima djeteta, čije je djetinjstvo, onakvo kakvo je u početku, baš poput njegovih slika nedovršeno. Ako ste i sami odrastali tih [...]

    • How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone deftly tells of the experiences of growing up and being caught up in a war. Comrade in Chief of the Unifinished, Aleksander lives a typical boy's life until his city of Visegard is thrust into war in the early 1990s. His story is one of humor and heartbreak as he desperately tries to remember everything from his former life, making lists and telling the stories of people from his city, places he frequented, and a girl that may or may not have existed and be [...]

    • Wat een bijzonder boek. Ga het lezen als je van de stijl van Jonathan Safran Foer houdt, als je zin hebt in mooie zinnen, als je benieuwd bent naar de blik van een kind op de oorlog in Joegoslavië, als je wilt weten wat mensen elkaar aan kunnen doen tijdens blinde haat en als je je een voorstelling wilt maken van wat er van een land en zijn bewoners over is gebleven als de strijd voorbij is. Ga het niet lezen als je eigenlijk geen tijd hebt, want het vergt de nodige concentratie en echt makkeli [...]

    • The real magic of this work is the writing. War aside, the author simply captures a child's perception of a tragic occurrence with poetic beauty. I've never experienced a voice that was this unique, perhaps even experimental, that didn't eventually become tiring on the reader. Here though, the beauty of the writing continually expands with the story. Reminds me of how a child's mind can often be more sensible than an adult's.

    • A heartbreaking work of staggering genius A sharp narrative of the Bosnian war of the early nineties and what becomes of its survivors.

    • How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Saša Stanišić is my book from Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Read The World challenge. I actually had a different writer in mind — Ivo Andrić, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961 — but when I saw this in the bookshop I switched. Mainly because most of the books I’ve been reading are a few decades old, and it’s nice to find one which is fresh out of the oven (published in German in 2006; the English translation by Anthea Bell in 200 [...]

    • A review I wrote for elsewhere--I don't really want to bother capsuling it:“I want to make unfinished things,” says the young Aleksandar Krsmanovic in Sasa Stanisic’s How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone (Grove Press, 345 pages, $24). He will paint “plums without stones, rivers without dams, Comrade Tito in a T-shirt!” But in Visegrad, Bosnia, in 1992, an unfinished thing is also a rifle without a sniper, a shooting without blood, or a Muslim girl without her rapist.The witness to al [...]

    • I'll be reviewing this more fully at islamcketta.tumblr later this week. Until then, some initial thoughtsThis book contains hilarious and charming views of life from the eyes of a child. It’s playful and fun. And then suddenly the war happens. It’s a weird juxtaposition, but I’m sure it’s true to life, especially for a child who wouldn’t see the same factors leading up to conflict that an adult might. I can see the point of having this jump in subject matter, but from a narrative poin [...]

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