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Ivan Denisovich 50 years on
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far, only Cool Teacher has made a literary reference.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

geaaronson wrote:
Yes, johnslat

I`m trying to flush the man out. Or flesh him out and see whether it`s anything other than vodka that makes him tick.

You`re guess is mine as well.

Commie Joke

What would happen if you brought a Soviet 5 year plan to the Sahara Desert?
Answer- You wouldn`t have any sand left. JEJEJEJEJEJEJE


I'm not sure that you'd like what you'd find, matey. Perhaps you'd find that all your own cultural indoctrination would be on much more shaky ground than you thought...

In America, you can always find a party.
In Soviet Union, Party always find you!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ivan Denisovich - you may have gathered that reading books is now a minority purtsuit, among posters here as much as in the "real world"
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's run a poll to see how many posters have read the book in question!




And we can cross-index the results with our secret police database, mu haw haw haw!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read it before I became a Komsomol. Of course now my favourite book is "How The Steel Was Tempered".
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Stalin Prize winner, that was! Socialist Realism at its very best!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the uninformed or literature-challenged posters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1C1iGX4Kco
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And some approved Socialist Realist paintings now, after that dissident programme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woHApWhziY0
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And a reading by an approved book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWC9Oe5PpNg
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful, I fell asleep 5 minutes after opening this link

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Soothing tones of forward-thinking literature are like a balm on the troubled, restless soul seeking materialist fulfillment. Brings tears to one's eyes...


Hic!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One day in the life

Read it way back in the last century. Wasn`t it aobut a guy who was imprisoned in the Gulag and was overjoyed when he got served two bowls of soup instead of one by mistake? It`s been 40 years plus.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is about many things. The dignity of labour is chief amongst them. Didn't you notice that the first time you read it, forty-odd years ago?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashroodigie

When you get to my age, have read hundreds if not thousands of books, you don´t remember the details of each. You´ve got a long way to go before you realize that truism. Your youth shows.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't remember the details, then it might be an idea to reacquaint yourself with the novel before you comment. Unless your only purpose, as stated, was to comment on me personally. 'Tis against the forum rules, by the way.

Incidentally, I read this book over twenty-five years ago and have read many thousand titles since then. My relative youth (or lack of) really has very little to do with the topic at hand, and certainly does not preclude memory of the main ideas of any title I have read.
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