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    Review Keisri hull Free download Õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ì Jaan Kross Jaan Kross ì 8 Free read Here is a conclusion I have reached leaving the uestion of God aside I certainly won't lose sleep over the fatherland I have seen what total devotion to it may entail Partial devotion to it may imply treason but a true and total devotion to the fatherland such as Timo's would be sheer madness Or is there yet another alternative? Or all pos

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    EBOOK Keisri hull Kross is one of the better writers you've never read An Estonian who I believe is still alive albeit ancient he wrote his only two long works

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    EBOOK Keisri hull I was prepared to give Kross the benefit of the doubt because I have a soft spot for Estonia It turns out there was no need This was

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    EBOOK Keisri hull A brilliant novel written as a diary Rich in 19th Century Estonian and Russian history Vivid descriptions of the Estonian landscape and one of the most compelling novels I've ever read No spoilers just a recommendation anyone inter

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    EBOOK Keisri hull don't worry no spoilers hereFirst let me say that I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy historical fiction and not what often passes for historical fiction; ie romantic novels set in an historical period The Czar's Madman is not an easy read and demands patience and thorough reading so if you're looking for light histo

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    EBOOK Keisri hull Easily one of the best books I've read this year looking forward to reading of his work A perfect book for the winter

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    EBOOK Keisri hull The Czar's Madman is a historical novel set in the 19th century in Livonia now split between Estonia and Latvia when the Baltic States had been invaded enslaved and absorbed into the Russian Empire Jaan Kross lived through a time when Estonia was invaded by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet USSR His family were well off and German speaking expected to side with the Nazis; he did not He just managed to miss Germany's ear

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    EBOOK Keisri hull From time to time as the mood strikes me I enjoy reading the occasional historical novel 1 Since this particular novel was written by an Estonian and contains a great deal of historical context about the situation of Baltic Germans during the Tsarist period as well as the early attempts by native Estonians to develop a national literary cul

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    EBOOK Keisri hull First after reading Kross’ afterword did I realize that this is to a certain degree a true story I wonder if I knowing that from the start would have made a difference As it is this is a rather engaging tale about rather engaging people doing rather engaging things But that’s itIt begs the uestion though Is idealism always paired with naivety? Because criticizing the tzar like that Timo is not a good ide

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Keisri hull Summary Û 8 Even in the Baltic province of Estonia ruled with an iron hand by Russia's Czar Alexander I the new notions of liberty and freedom wafting across Europe had not been silenced by Napoleon's defeat It was the fall of 1813 and Colonel Timotheus von Bock a Baltic nobleman and favorite of the czar had returned from the battlefields of Europe a hero convinced that new and better ways were coming and determined to play his part in bringing them about He first scandalized his fellow aristocrats by spurning a far appropriate marriage in order to wed a peasant's daughter Then he committed an even grievous infraction Having sw. Kross is one of the better writers you ve never read An Estonian who I believe is still alive albeit ancient he wrote his only two long works that have been translated into English this and Professor Marten s Departure under Soviet rule managing to disguise a vicious and oftentimes funny critiue of their authoritarian ways by writing about Estonians under the Tsar The Czar s Madman is about Timo von Bock an actual Estonian nobleman who has the gall to criticize the Tsar s authoritarian style of rule and is imprisoned for his trouble Timo himself is a great character full of joie de vivre and rebelliousness but also well educated and serious in his principled opposition to tyranny The story is written from the perspective of a teacher who falls in with Timo s people and is innately suspicious of anything that upsets the status uo too much Kross calls into uestion the link between political objectives and affairs of the heart as though he knew exactly what Gloria Steinem was writing at the same time the parallel tales of the narrator s and von Bock s failed love affairs may be the most rewarding aspect of the bookWhen I was teaching in Estonia my students always complained about having to read Jaan Kross when they were in high school much the way we Americans always have to read Dickens I envy them their complaints

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Keisri hull Summary Û 8 Orn an oath to his sovereign always to tell him the truth von Bock sent the czar a memorandum condemning his tyrannical rule The reaction was prompt Von Bock was banished from his estate and imprisoned for nine years in the Schlusselburg fortress When Czar Alexander was succeeded by his brother Nicholas I von Bock was released at last and he returned to his impoverished estate and destitute wife His physical health had been shattered by his imprisonment no less than his mental stability Was he indeed the madman the czar certified him to be whose unstable mind had led him to his subversive ideas Or was he really a ut. A brilliant novel written as a diary Rich in 19th Century Estonian and Russian history Vivid descriptions of the Estonian landscape and one of the most compelling novels I ve ever read No spoilers just a recommendation anyone interested in Estonia who doesn t know of Jaan Kross get this book Anyone who loves 19th Century Russian Lit read this book for a very uniue perspective Anyone who likes to read novels written in non standard narrative formats this is one of the finest

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Keisri hull Summary Û 8 Opian revolutionary a man of the highest moral principles Timo von Bock's story is the main thread in a richly worked tapestry evoking the world of nineteenth century Russia and its Baltic provinces a time of great turmoil that saw the birth of a new national awareness among the many peoples unwillingly held under the rule of the Russian crown Recounting this tale from the pages of history Jaan Kross takes the reader intothe passions of a time and a country that foreshadow the tragedies of our own century creating at the same time a powerful vision of human emotion honor and knavery greed and sacrifice love and desi. The Czar s Madman is a historical novel set in the 19th century in Livonia now split between Estonia and Latvia when the Baltic States had been invaded enslaved and absorbed into the Russian Empire Jaan Kross lived through a time when Estonia was invaded by both Nazi Germany and the Soviet USSR His family were well off and German speaking expected to side with the Nazis he did not He just managed to miss Germany s earlier occupation in WW1 by being born too late and I do not know what his sympathies would have been when Germany was the less oppressive regime I think Jaan Kross is criticising all authoritarian regimes in this book but is difficult to be sure He is certainly criticising those who say people are free to express their opinions and then deride or punish them for doing soThe book is apparently based on a real manuscript found over a hundred years after the events described Most or possibly all of the characters in the book existed The Afterword explains the author s use of the materialThe protagonist of the book was a nobleman Timotheus von Bock who dared to criticise the then Czar Alexander the First As a member of the aristocracy he was generally strongly czarist and in a privileged position He takes his friend the Czar at his word when Alexander says he wants to hear the truth He is imprisoned for several years and then released to house arrest after Alexander s death by the next Czar Nicholas the First Von Bock is sympathetic to his peasants than most people in his class he marries one of them which suggests he does see them as people not farm animals although his manner is high handed This may be Kross s view of Soviet Communism the peasants get euality and education but not much say in what they do with themThe style of the book is uite rambling and repetitive with many diversions This suits a story about a person who may be slightly mad told by an educated peasant in love with words but can get a little irritatingThe other characters have different opinions on Timo von Bock s mental state Was he mad to marry a peasant Was he mad to criticise the Czar Was he sane then but has he become mad since as a result of his incarceration Was he mad then and sane now Is he pretending to be mad to confuse the Czar s spies We are not given a definitive answer which is as it should be The alternative that he is a free thinking patriot who wants to set up a slightly representative government along the lines of the House of Lords and move his country forward into the thirteenth century is too revolutionary to contemplateIt was not advisable to criticise the Czar it was not advisable for an author to criticise Communism under Brezhnev and expect to have his book published although he could of course blame Stalin for everything There is some veiled criticism however apart from the situation of the serfs not being noticeably improved by their emancipation which is written as a condemnation of the very limited reforms enacted under czarist rule there is an odd little incident of Timo s brother George and whether he gets his debt repaid or not It is decided by the throw of a dice I took this as a commentary on the sometimes arbitrary application of from each according to his ability to each according to his need This is an accomplished book and a well conceived one I enjoyed the story the allegorical uality and the narrator s musings but I did not love it

  • Paperback
  • 384
  • Keisri hull
  • Jaan Kross
  • English
  • 16 March 2020
  • 9780002711814