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Give Me: Songs for Lovers

Give Me Songs for Lovers Shortlisted for Russia s national bestseller prize and translated into twelve languages Give Me marks the debut of a literary wunderkind a gifted writer with a fine tuned ear and unforgettable voice

  • Title: Give Me: Songs for Lovers
  • Author: Irina Denezhkina
  • ISBN: 9780743254625
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Shortlisted for Russia s national bestseller prize and translated into twelve languages, Give Me marks the debut of a literary wunderkind, a gifted writer with a fine tuned ear and unforgettable voice The stories in Give Me are bracingly authentic and deeply felt vibrant snapshots colored by vodka, drugs, and young love that capture life at a certain age in a speciShortlisted for Russia s national bestseller prize and translated into twelve languages, Give Me marks the debut of a literary wunderkind, a gifted writer with a fine tuned ear and unforgettable voice The stories in Give Me are bracingly authentic and deeply felt vibrant snapshots colored by vodka, drugs, and young love that capture life at a certain age in a specific part of the world while reflecting the universal emotions of a generation Too young to identify with life in the Soviet era, the frank, funny, appealingly tough characters in Give Me are forced to find their identities in the chaotic atmosphere of a country recovering from systemic collapse They reach out to each other in ways that are sometimes affectionate, sometimes cruel, and always desperate for connection.A young soldier on leave from the Chechen war laments the meaninglessness of civilian life all that goddamned self expression while his girlfriend ponders the elegant arch of her best friend s eyebrows a teacher at a summer camp is appalled, disgusted, and frightened by her out of control charges and the retribution she could suffer at the hands of their powerful parents love and loyalty become entangled as a young woman sleeps with friends of her unattainable object of desire to feel closer to him a suicidal teenager finds salvation in the unlikely duo of a beefy security guard and his Rottweiler the object of a university student s crush unknowingly pushes her buttons from afar when he neglects to return her anonymous love notes and Death visits an Internet chat room after politely accepting the offer of a cup of tea.Full of electricity, humor, controversy, and above all, humanity, these pitch perfect stories put to use the possibilities of language and perception to give a glimpse of Russia s youth and their struggle to grow up, find their way, and, ultimately, love.

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    1. M-am saturat de adolescenti drogati, beti si de fete ce fac sex cu oricine. Nu vad de ce as citi ceva ce pot observa direct in realitate. Citesc carti tocmai ca sa scap de elementele ce nu imi convin.

    2. Noiosetto storie di ragazzi svogliati, senza particolari problemi, che si fanno le paranoie tipiche dei 18anni. Mi sono piaciuti di più il racconto grottesco sugli omini verdi, il brevissimo intermezzo della moglie che pensa di uccidere il marito e la storia dei ragazzi alla colonia estiva.

    3. bello bello "Song for lovers" (il capitolo 9 soprattutto, 4 paginette straordinarie sulla dissociazione mentale), il resto

    4. Ho visto giudizi diversi, ma a me è piaciuto.Innanzitutto per lo spaccato sulla nuova società russa e la sua gioventù, così diversa ma anche così simile a noi, o almeno ai miei ricordi dei primi anni universitari: stesso caos sentimentale e di obiettivi, stessa tranquilla confusione mentale quotidiana.Nel racconto 'Song for lovers' poi mi è sembrato di ritrovare addirittura un pò del Bukowski che mi aveva colpito, con la sua energia vitale e reale. Ma senza quella disperazione di fondo e [...]

    5. I wanted to read this book for over a decade but somehow did not. I remember it being an internet sensation a long time ago mainly because it was written by a then teenager.It's not bad, but not as shocking as I expected.

    6. Deși Expert a numit volumul o combinație cu accente din Salinger și Hemingway, eu nu am regăsit nimic din acești doi scriitori în paginile cărții.Nu e vorba nici despre votca, nici despre Cola. E o suită de povești cu adolescenți decandenți și confuzi. Chitări, sex, amoruri obsesive, bilețele de dragoste absolut jenante, legături umilitoare și aleatoare sunt câteva din lait motivele cărții. Adolescența e tratată ca o boală. Toate sentimentele, care provoacă ”fluturi în [...]

    7. Someone said that this book is acombination between Salinger and Hemingway, personally, I haven't found anything like that in its pages.First of all, it's not about vodka nor Cola, it is a series of stories about confuse, decadent teenagers. Guitars, sex, obsessive love stories, embarrassing love notes, random humiliating love connections are just some of the "leit-motifs" of the book. The adolescence is seen like a disease, and all childish feelings seem stupid. The last chapters brought Americ [...]

    8. Osobne nerada čítam poviedky (čo je dosť zarážajúce vyhlásenie od osoby, ktorá poviedky píše), avšak Irina ma celkom zaujala. Jej jednoduchý, ľahko zrozumiteľný štýl písania má niečo do seba. Používa veľa slangov i vulgarizmov. Možno aj vďaka tomu stoja jej poviedky za prečítanie. Osobne ma najviac zaujali opisy osôb. Dovolím si na ukážku jeden citovať: "Stojíme úžasne vypeknené v metre - ja mám tesné tričko a šortky, ktoré sa končia skôr ako sa začal [...]

    9. Gelezen in de Nederlandse vertaling van Madeleine Mes.Korte en langere verhalen over tieners en jongeren die teveel chatten, drinken, roken en vrijen in het huidige Rusland.Literair niet veel waard, maar wel vaak voorzien van een sterk neergezette sfeer van verveling en uitzichtloosheid, met het surrealistische verhaal 'Vasja' over groene mannetjes als uitschieter.

    10. although a little overrated, i still like the stories. she made me realized that as bad and as boring teenaghood is, it's still much better than being old. teenagers get away with everything. also, ppl say it reveals how lives are like for russian teenagers, which to me seems no different than north american teenagers.

    11. At first I thought this was a collection of disparate short stories. Two thirds of the way through the book I realized all the stories are related, and by the end of the book I immediately wanted to start over and re-read them all again so I could map out the connections. I'm waiting to do this until I can read it all in one sitting. I would definitely read anything by this author.

    12. I don't see anything new in her writing. Nothing what would interests me. Even the language- it's too simple for me! I have some doubts about veracity of described characters, they exist only on paper. I mean- do the young people in Russia are like those described in her novels? I don't think so!

    13. I have started to read this book about five times and each time I get one more page ahead but still I stop. The storyline just doesn't really go anywhere fast. Maybe in the future, I'll give this book a sixth go, it has promise.

    14. This book meanders (even though it's short stories) without true purpose but it is an unusual look into the lives of Russian youth and an interesting read.

    15. A gritty, sometimes disturbing, collection of short stories, chronicling the bleak lives of young people in post-Soviet Russian.

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