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The Twelve Chairs Ostap Bender Is An Unemployed Con Artist Living By His Wits In Postrevolutionary Soviet Russia He Joins Forces With Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, A Former Nobleman Who Has Returned To His Hometown To Find A Cache Of Missing Jewels Which Were Hidden In Some Chairs That Have Been Appropriated By The Soviet Authorities The Search For The Bejeweled Chairs Takes These Unlikely Heroes From The Provinces To Moscow To The Wilds Of Soviet Georgia And The Trans Caucasus Mountains On Their Quest They Encounter A Wide Variety Of Characters From Opportunistic Soviet Bureaucrats To Aging Survivors Of The Prerevolutionary Propertied Classes, Each One Selfish, Venal, And Ineffective Than The One Before.


10 thoughts on “The Twelve Chairs

  1. says:

    Good fun It feels a bit dated, but that may be due to me being a Romanian and reading a 1960 English translation of a 1927 Russian text, and losing some of the original flavor along the way Still, it is easy to see why Twelve Chairs is considered a classic, both inside and outside the Soviet space At the first glance, it is an extremely sharp satire of the times in which the talented duo from Odessa were both witnesses and actors, as seen in the chapters about the editor of a Moscow newspap Good fun It feels a bit dated, but that may be due to me being a Romanian and reading a 1960 English translation of a 1927 Russian text, and losing some of the original flavor along the way Still, it is...


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    Tell me, dad, said the young man, taking a puff, are there any marriageable young girls in this town The old caretaker did not show the least surprise For some a mare d be a bride, he answered, readily striking up a conversation I have noquestions, said the young man quickly And he immediately asked oneA house like this and no girls in it It s a long while since there ve been any young girls here, replied the old man This is a state institution a home for old age wo Tell me, dad, said the young man, taking a puff, are there any marriageable young girls in this town The old caretaker did not show the least surprise For some a mare d be a bride, he answered, readily striking up a conversation I have noquestions, said the young man quickly And he immediately asked o...


  3. says:

    I m almost ashamed for not enjoying this book a lot , but I suppose I ve read it too late The beginning was one of the funniest I ve come across in a long time, there were hilarious moments when I laughed out loud, the plot was really well crafted at times and it had some interesting insights into Russian social and political climate around 1920 s I was amazed to discover that some of the observations are valid even today some things never change, it seems.Yet, the language was a little I m almost ashamed for not enjoying this book a lot , but I suppose I ve read it too late The beginning was one of the funniest I ve come across in a long time, there were hilarious moments when I laughed out loud, the plot was really well crafted at times and it had some interesting insights into Russian social and political climate around 1920 s I was amazed to discover that some of the observations are valid even today some things never change, it seems.Yet, th...


  4. says:

    All my life this was the funniest book I have ever read Once a year or two I would revisit it and double up instantly in helpless mirth Because of this book I can pinpoint with accuracy the year I matured it was the year I reread the book and realized that in spite of it playfull wittiness, it described a crushingly depressive vision of humanity The last time I reread this book I didn t laugh once I only cringed an...


  5. says:

    Varb t tu v l gribi atsl gas no dz vok a, kur atrodas nauda Krieviski gan, manupr t, fr ze izklaus s v l lab k, tom r tie i ar o fr zi man asoci jas is rom ns o tekstu es zin ju jau no pamatskolas vecuma Gr matu pirmo reizi izlas ju, kad man bija k di desmit gadi Iepatik s, p c p ris gadiem izlas ju v lreiz Pirms k diem pieciem gadiem k d gr matn c ieraudz ju jaunizdotu uzlaboto divpadsmit kr slu variantu krievu valod Ilgi dom ju ieg d t vai ne, bet las m v l bija diezgan, un Varb t tu v l gribi atsl gas no dz vok a, kur atrodas nauda Krieviski gan, manupr t, fr ze izklaus s v l lab k, tom r tie i ar o fr zi man asoci jas is rom ns o tekstu es zin ju jau no pamatskolas vecuma Gr matu pirmo reizi izlas ju, kad man bija k di desmit gadi Iepatik s, p c p ris gadiem izlas ju v lreiz Pirms k diem pieciem gadiem k d gr matn c ieraudz ju jaunizdotu uzlaboto divpadsmit kr slu variantu krievu valod Ilgi dom ju ieg d t vai ne, bet las m v l bija diezgan, un atlik s Tom r, kad uzzin ju, ka Zvaigzne ABC ir izdevusi o darbu piln b ar koment riem, uzreiz grib j s izlas t o gr matu.Dom ju, ka katram, kur kaut vai nedaudz ir las jis, gr mata ir paz stama Ja ne pati gr mata, tad t s varo u v rdi un izteikumi gan Gr matas galvenais varonis ir...


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  7. says:

    Written in the 1920s, this is not your typical Russian fare Filled with humor, this book examines Russian society in the aftermath of the Russian revolution Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov was a nobleman and, on her deathbed, his mother in law reveals she hid all of her jewels in one of the twelve dining room chairs Off he goes to find out what happened to his property, but quickly discovers that she also told her priest, who secretly longs to be a factory owner Having no idea how to locate Written in the 1920s, this is not your typical Russian fare Filled with humor, this book examines Russian society in the aftermath of the Russian revolution Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov was a nobleman and, on her deathbed, his mother in law r...


  8. says:

    According to a twenty something friend who recently immigrated to the U.S from Russia, this 1927 satirical comic novel is still so popular in Russia that not only has everyone read it on their own not in school but everyone quotes from it in their everyday speech The only thing remotely comparable I can think of in America is cult classic movie quotes Life is quite absurd, and that s the final wordOr at least that s the view from the cheap seats in early Soviet Russia Yet somehow this c According to a twenty something friend who recently immigrated to the U.S from Russia, this 1927 satirical comic novel is still so popular in Russia that not only has everyone read it on their own not in school but everyone quotes from it in their everyday speech The only thing remotely comparable I can think of in America is cult classic movie quotes Life is quite absurd, and that s the final wordOr at least that s the view from the c...


  9. says:

    Well, I ve read this book for about 3 or 4 times so far and listened once to a radio dramatisation All in Russian, of course The first acquaintance with the book occurred when I was just a little boy, of about 10 Knowing very little about USSR s grievous past, about uneasy 20s or new economical policy NEP introduced by Lenin, about hardships of a newly born communist empire and so forth, all these being a setting for the novel in question, I enjoyed it much nonetheless Then I read this boo Well, I ve read this book for about 3 or 4 times so far and listened once to a radio dramatisation All in Russian, of course The first acquaintance with the book occurred when I was just a little boy, of abou...


  10. says:

    A thousand kind of people are living in this book Rich, poor, old, young, crafty, deceived, brave, coward, intellectual, ignorant But the thing that brings them together is the same pursuit of money Ilf and Petrov succesfully and colorfully portrays one of the most important passions of mankind, getting rich Their depiction of a thousand kind of people with humorous language this kind of humour created laughter storms in my home every night makes you wanna go to U.S.S.R of 1920 s a A thousand kind of people are living in this book Rich, poor, old, you...