La gatta di Varsavia

La gatta di Varsavia Cosa racconterebbero un cane una gatta un topolino una talpa un pappagallo un corvo una maialina e un orso della loro vita sotto il comunismo Charlie un cane romeno rilascia un intervista alla

  • Title: La gatta di Varsavia
  • Author: Slavenka Drakulić
  • ISBN: 9788860736857
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cosa racconterebbero un cane, una gatta, un topolino, una talpa, un pappagallo, un corvo, una maialina e un orso della loro vita sotto il comunismo Charlie, un cane romeno, rilascia un intervista alla stampa lamentando come la distruzione del centro storico di Bucarest ordinata da Ceausescu per costruire la Casa del Popolo abbia gettato per strada due milioni di randagiCosa racconterebbero un cane, una gatta, un topolino, una talpa, un pappagallo, un corvo, una maialina e un orso della loro vita sotto il comunismo Charlie, un cane romeno, rilascia un intervista alla stampa lamentando come la distruzione del centro storico di Bucarest ordinata da Ceausescu per costruire la Casa del Popolo abbia gettato per strada due milioni di randagi Bohumil, un topolino di Praga, accompagnando un parente nella visita al museo del comunismo, gli spiega i motivi della caduta del regime e il valore di ci che il museo rappresenta Una creatura di origini feline scrive al pubblico ministero che deve processare Jaruzelski per i suoi crimini nell era comunista, chiedendo di poter testimoniare a favore del generale Il racconto della leggenda del muro di Berlino affidato a una talpa appassionata di archeologia Il pappagallo Koki, appartenuto al maresciallo Tito, definisce il suo padrone un comunista di gran classe Un orso ballerino di nome Tosho racconta la propria storia e quella del popolo bulgaro Sono solo alcune di queste singolari voci che a pi di vent anni di distanza dalla caduta dei regimi comunisti in Europa si interrogano a modo loro su democrazia e capitalismo, giustizia sociale e responsabilit collettiva, cercando di interpretare quella storia per capire le ragioni dell oggi.

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    About “Slavenka Drakulić”

    1. Slavenka Drakulić

      Slavenka Drakuli 1949 is a noted Croatian writer and publicist, whose books have been translated into many languages In her fiction Drakuli has touched on a variety of topics, such as dealing with illness and fear of death in Holograms of fear the destructive power of sexual desire in Marble skin an unconventional relationship in The taste of a man cruelty of war and rape victims in S A Novel About the Balkans made into a feature film As If I Am Not There, directed by Juanita Wilson a fictionalized life of Frida Kahlo in Frida s bed In her novel Optu ena English translation forthcoming , Drakuli writes about the not often addressed topic of child abuse by her own mother In her novel Dora i Minotaur Drakulic writes about Dora Maar and her turbulent relationship to Pablo Picasso, and how it affected Dora s intellectual identity In her last novel Mileva Einstein, teorija tuge she writes about Einstein s wife Mileva Maric The novel is written from Mileva s point of view, especially describing how motherhood and financial and emotional dependence on Einstein took her away from science and professional life.Drakuli has also published five non fiction books Her main interests in non fiction include the political and ideological situation in post communist countries, war crimes, nationalism, feminist issues, illness and female body In How We Survived Communism Balkan Express Caf Europa she deals with everyday life in communist and post communist countries Drakulic wrote the history of communism through the perspective of animals in A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism She explores evil in ordinary people and choices they make in They Would Never Hurt a Fly War Criminals On Trial In The Hague, about the people who committed crimes during the Croatian Homeland war On the other side, in Flesh of her flesh available in English only as an e book Drakuli writes about the ultimate good people who decide to donate their own kidney to a person they have never met Her first book, Deadly sins of feminism 1984 is available in Croatian only.Drakuli is a contributing editor in The Nation USA and a freelance author whose essays have appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine and The New York Review Of Books She contributes to S ddeutsche Zeitung Germany , Internazionale Italy , Dagens Nyheter Sweden , The Guardian UK , Eurozine and other newspapers and magazines.Slavenka Drakuli is the recipient of the 2004 Leipzig Book fair Award for European Understanding At the Gathering of International Writers in Prague in 2010 she was proclaimed as one of the most influential European writers of our time.

    174 thoughts on “La gatta di Varsavia”

    1. NON SAPPIA LA TUA SINISTRA QUELLO CHE FA LA DESTRAMatteo, capitolo sesto.Danilo Krstanović: Caffè. Krstanović, morto nel 2012, ha documentato con fotografie belle e pregnanti l’assedio di Sarajevo.Non so se Slavenka Drakulić sia mancina o meno. Ipotizzando che non lo sia, immagino che abbia scritto questo libro con la mano sinistra, evitando di farlo sapere alla sua mano destra, quella con cui ha scritto tutti gli altri magnifici lavori che ho letto. Non abituata a scrivere con la sinistra [...]


    2. What a reading experience! After reading Animal Farm, The Life of Insects, Kafka's Metamorphosis and various novels and historical accounts on post-Communist countries and individuals, most recently Svetlana Alexievich, I expected to be on familiar ground. But apart from the author's direct reference to Orwell in the beginning, and to Aesopian language as a means of psychological analysis in one of the stories, it was something completely different from other modern novels written in the form of [...]



    3. موضوع این کتاب هم مثل سه کتاب قبلیِ دراکولیچ، که به زبان فارسی ترجمه شده است، حول دوران و جامعه کمونیستی است. با این تفاوت که این بار گویندگان و راویان داستان نه انسان که از زبان حیوانات است. موش، طوطی، خرس، گربه، موش کور، خوک، سگ و یک زاغ.دراکولیچ این بار برای وصف دوران کمونیسم [...]


    4. Brilliant: Two books in one. I can't do it justice with a brief review, so I'll write a real review and post the link when it's published. I will say this: Scrolling through other reviews, I see multiple references to Animal Farm. I can't imagine why anyone might suggest that the books are similar except in the most superficial sense that they both critique communist states while deploying animals as protagonists. For the record, Animal Farm is a heavy-handed allegory in which the animal charac [...]


    5. I picked this book up because the remaining money was going to burn a hole in my pocket if I left the LitFest without spending all of it. I'm glad I did.A mouse giving a guided tour of a Museum of Communism in Prague; an old dog narrating his life on on the streets of Bucharest under the rule of Ceausescu; and a letter written by the house cat of a misunderstood dictator of Poland - these three tales depicts life under communism, and the transition-period after the fall of communism, in three se [...]


    6. "екскурсія музеєм комунізму" – це збірка пострадянських історій, розказаних від імені різних тварин: чеської миші, болгарського ведмедя, румунського пса, німецького крота. іноді, щоправда, їхні роздуми виглядають підозріло людськими: "ох, ці благословенні часи, коли у всьо [...]


    7. I have wanted to read Slavenka Drakulic's work for ages, and borrowed Two Underdogs and a Cat: Three Reflections on Communism, the only book of hers which my library had in stock. The volume is comprised of three short stories entitled 'A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism', 'An Interview with the Oldest Dog in Bucharest', and 'The Cat-Keeper in Warsaw', told from the perspective of a mouse, a dog, and a cat respectively.Drakulic's work is clever, deep, and well informed, with a touch o [...]


    8. What a great idea for a book! Pets and other animals talking about the bestialities of human communism in the former Eastern Bloc countries. A well-documented and often entertaining approach to well known and less well known facts that truly happened from East Berlin to Moscow passing through Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Bucarest.Giving voice to mice and cats, dogs and bears, ravens and parrots with each animal talking about its own country was indeed a work of genius. Most of those who reviewed th [...]


    9. Although often clever and poignant in its observations not only about the distorting dynamics of power in Eastern European communist states but also the gap in consciousness between those who lived through and those born after that era--i.e of experience and benign ignorance--I didn't find this book as compelling as the others I've read by Drakulic. It seemed aimed at those with little to no familiarity with those Eastern bloc states, but also written in a style that assumed that the allusions a [...]


    10. I enjoyed these short stories about communism in Eastern Europe so much. Being someone who tends to learn about history through fiction, these stories worked perfectly for elucidating certain parts of European 20th century history that I should certainly already know in detail. Each story is about a different animal, who explores the impact of communism in a particular country. To begin with, I wondered what the point of this use of animals was but in fact it worked incredibly well -- the animal [...]


    11. Историята на комунизма в различни бивши соц държави, разказана от гледната точка на животни. Животните са умело подбрани според особеностите на страната и разказа, което е още един плюс на книгата и автора й (Славенка Дракулич, освен това, е феноменално лепо име, особено ако [...]


    12. A series of fables from different animals in different parts of ex-socialist Eastern Europe, this was really good. Each chapter tells the history of a different country, and is used to focus in on an aspect of Communist/socialism as it was manifested in that country, and how the places are dealing with their history. The animals are often symbolic, for example a mouse tells a rat about how meekness of the Czech people helped lead to to the culture where anyone could be an informant, or a Raven w [...]


    13. Sometimes nothing can kill a book deader than a too rigid adherence to a concept. I can imagine Slavenka Drakulić first reading George Orwell's Animal Farm, and saying to herself: "How cute! I can adapt this to my experience of Communism through the different Eastern European countries!"Except it just wasn't a dynamic enough idea to carry the whole book. A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism started out well with a mouse guiding us through Czech Communism. But then, toward the end, ther [...]


    14. To say that Slavenka Drakulic's excellent collection of fable-essays is a Sesame Street-style reflection on life in post-Communist republics does no disservice to the book's seriousness and intent. Sesame Street worked on many levels and so does A Guided Tour. Drakulic's animal narrators elucidate and entertain from ground level; fables from the small, tangential lives of people (and animals) who lived through various Eastern Bloc regimes. She manages to somehow convey the immense complexity of [...]


    15. I thought this would be a good way to follow-up on Orwell's Animal Farm, but it was rather dry and boring (fortunately a short read). The voices between animals (and therefore nationalities) didn't differ enough for me, and the strange format of talking "at" the reader never quite let me settle into the story. The research was evident, yet the narrative was awkward.


    16. For me it is probably a 3.5 stars, but I rounded up since I learned a lot from it. It was a slower read than I expected, but worth the time. I particularly like the stories from the parrot, the dog, and the raven. If you don't know much about Eastern Bloc European leaders in the late 20th century and aren't interested in learning about them, then this book is not be you.


    17. very funny and informative (but with a wink and a shrug, and a knowing insider's shorthand of historical events and characters) history told by a mouse in Prague, a dog in Romania?, a pig in Hungary hahahaha, uh cats, where? in Poland and somewhere. anyway, charming book, from a 21st century viewpoint.i liked the mouse best, very Czech she was.


    18. Told through the eyes of a mouse, a dog, and a cat, this is a look at life after Communism in three former Communist countries. It is a short book and a quick read. Since this is a topic on which I am not well-informed, I found the book thought provoking. It's greatest value to me will be as a jumping off point for further study.


    19. Sve je bilo dobro/solidno do zadnje, skandalozno-kriminalne, "basne". Citat Orwella kao epigraf na početku.I. basna čak me se dojmila kao antologijska - lucidno, originalno i edukativno, originalna i zanimljiva perspektiva. (krtice o Berlinskom zidu) 12 usp. Fantastic Mr. Fox, usp. Donnie Darko. II. je nešto dosadnija. Tu su, doduše, ref. na Kunderu, Formana, Menzela, Solženjicina i ostale disidente kritika tranzicije, osvrt na denuncijaciju Kundere kao potkazivača. Refleksivno.III. nevjer [...]


    20. Commento in corso di lettura: Già nell’antichità Esopo e Fedro (che coincidenza: un ex-schiavo “come” la Drakulic) hanno sfruttato il ricorso agli animali quali archetipi dei vizi dell'essere umano. I narratori animali di questi racconti si inseriscono in un certo senso in questa tradizione: queste sono moderne favole “morali” in cui non troverete un approfondimento dettagliato sulla storia del comunismo (i fatti a cui si accenna sono semplicemente le cronache politiche degli ultimi [...]


    21. This book is easier reading in that you are told the tales of communism through the eyes of pets and other animals. Even though you feel like you are reading something slightly humorous at times if you really pay attention you are reading about the pain and suffering of millions at the hands of communist leaders. What I liked about this book is that it is short and concise and gives the reader a taste of the horrors that these communist leaders dealt to the people. Communism and the suffering th [...]


    22. کتاب رو به پیشنهاد چندتن از کاربرای توییتر خوندم که البته بیشتر کتاب قبلی از این نویسنده رو تعریف کرده بودن.راستیتش به تازگی علاقه پیدا کردم به خوندن داستانهایی از دوران کمونیسم چون هسچ اشناییت قبلی با این دوران نداشتم .به نظرم این کتاب تا حدی بهم کمک کرد تا یه اشنایی مختصری ا [...]


    23. "'You are pitiful, isolated individuals! You are bankrupts. Your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on--into the dustbin of history!" Leon Trotsky.It is with no small amount of irony perhaps that the dustbin through which the reader travels in Slavenka Drakulic's "A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism" is not the dustbin envisioned by Leon Trotsky in 1917 but, rather, the ash heap envisioned by U.S. President Reagan in his speech to the British House of Commons in 1982.Drak [...]


    24. 3.5 stars easy. couple of preliminary things, this isn't the cover i see. also book i read was pubbed in 2010, not 2009. plus the book i read was published by swan, which would blow u of chi press away in any mano a mano in quality or cool illustrations. okis is a side slipping history of soviet shenanigans from 1968 to 1989. well the '89 espisode was actually the death of the soviet for all intents.if you don't know much about these events, this book will be almost worthless to you, you won't g [...]


    25. This is a series of essays on communism in Eastern Europe, told from the perspectives of animals who had survived the communist era and were now relating their experiences. This immediately brings to mind Orwell and Animal Farm, but the chapters are subtler than that, in that the animal chosen has something to do with the message presented in the chapter. These are fables or parables but reflect real people and situations. My favorite was Tito's parrot, although the Hungarian pig attempting to p [...]


    26. Curious about life under and post communism in the Czech Republic, Romania, and Poland? Then this is your kind of read. Everything you may have been curious about, but didn't know to ask comes to you via a mouse, dog, and a cat. Unabashedly Orwellian (to the point that one of the characters actually references Animal Farm in case a reader somehow misses the blatant allusion) the positives and negatives of life under and post old party rule come out of the mouths of simple beasts. Beautifully tol [...]


    27. After reading (and loving) Animal Farm, I decided to read this book. Oh, what a great continuation to the same topic! Not only is the reader able to understand Communism throughout Eastern Europe but, most importantly, keep reading multiple allegories. Something I find important to remark is that although the allegory may be more obvious and explained than Animal Farm, the history behind it is less known to the public (such as myself); therefore, I had to make some side notes and quick investiga [...]


    28. I loved the premise, and I honestly did find that it made me want to know more but overall I was disappointed with this. I found the voices flat and unconvincing. I thought that either the idea of the animal narrator should have been taken further (i.e. the animal knowing what an animal could be expected, at a push, to see and understand - these animals were occasionally omniscient and yet at other times lacking in understanding), or it should have been left aside, as it is it appears to more of [...]


    29. SLAVENKA DRAKULIC REVISITS and recrafts some of the most frightening moments in modern literature in her new book, seemingly lightening them for a distracted postmodern audience, before bringing home her cheerfully phrased but powerfully voiced song against oblivion. Think, for example, of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”—but from the point of view not of the startled poet, but also of the ebony bird. my link text


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