Dshamilja

Dshamilja[Reading] ➿ Dshamilja By Chingiz Aitmatov – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Der j hrige Said erz hlt die Geschichte seiner jungen, verheirateten Schw gerin Dshamilja W hrend ihr ungeliebter Ehemann an der Front steht, lernt die selbstbewusste, lebensfrohe Dshamilja den scheu Derj hrige Said erz hlt die Geschichte seiner jungen, verheirateten Schw gerin Dshamilja W hrend ihr ungeliebter Ehemann an der Front steht, lernt die selbstbewusste, lebensfrohe Dshamilja den scheuen, tr umerischen Danijar kennen und lieben Der junge Said erz hlt mit den Augen eines Kindes, das zu verstehen beginnt, welch eine Macht die Liebe sein kann Denn Dshamilja sagt sich von ihrem Heimatort und den alten Traditionen los und zieht in die Ferne Neu mit einem Nachwort von Tschingis Aitmatow Die wahre Geschichte hinter Dshamilja. I think the confusion about what this Aitmatov s 1958 short lyrical novella actually is stems from the often quoted remark by the French writer Louis Aragon, hailing it asthe most beautiful love story in the world It is a love story of sorts, but it s not a romance Seeing it as just a tale of two lovers is akin to reducing Anna Karenina to nothingbut Anna and Vronsky s affair.Love in this novella is farthan simply romance It has a multitude of faces it encompasses ever I think the confusion about what this Aitmatov s 1958 short lyrical novella actually is stems from the often quoted remark by the French writer Louis Aragon, hailing it asthe most beautiful love story in the world It is a love story of sorts, but it s not a romance Seeing it as just a tale of two lovers is akin to reducing Anna Karenina to nothingbut Anna and Vronsky s affair.Love in this novella is farthan simply romance It has a multitude of faces it encompasses everything from tender attraction between two young people to kind familial affection to deeply ingrained love for the quiet beauty of your homeland to the love of art and longing for self expression In 1943, a small Kyrgyz village on the shores of a turbulent river in the shadow of the mountain range was teetering on the edge between old tribal life and the new expectations of Soviet living Tribal laws still held strong, but the former nomads were now living in the villages and working in kolkhoz patriarchal customs were observed, but since young men were away at the war the work fell on the shoulders of children and women Sait is a fifteen year old boy teetering on the brink of adulthood, the only son of his family not at war, a boy doing adult work, a boy who never dared to open his heart to the passion of art that lay deep within it what kind of a craft is painting pictures anyway In the naive remnants of his innocence, he feels fiercely protective of Jamilia, his sister in law, whose husband is away at war It is through Sait s naive, mesmerized and often confused but yet astute eyes that we get to experience this short lyrical story of love, beauty and growing up.It is through Sait s eyes that we see the development of that quiet, subdued love that grows between Jamilia, his sister in law, a young boisterous woman, the lively heart of every gathering, and Daniyar, a wounded soldier, quiet and introspective and therefore easily dismissed by those accustomed to domineering and outwardly assertive dzhigits Sweet it may be, but there s nothing particularly new in this touching love that the old weary world has not seen before its slow development from sometimes thoughtless teasing, its growth from eventual admiration, respect and understanding that sings to the souls of those involvedThis was a man deeply in love He was in love, I felt, not just with another person it was a different, enormous love love for life, for the land Yes, he saved this love in himself, in his music he lived for this love An indifferent person could not have sung like that, no matter how good of a voice he hadWhat is amazing is the unexpected effect of this love, of which he is but an observer, on young Sait It is through Jamilia and Daniyar s experiences that he opens his eyes to the overwhelming beauty of the land itself that surrounds him the nature and the history, both ancient and present It is through them that his heart opens to encompass the love for his land with which all the pages of this too short of a book are saturated The magic of Daniyar s voice inspired by his feeling for Jamilia uncovers the beauty of the world and allows it to deeply touch Sait s soulThis whole world of beauty and unrest was revealed to me through Daniyar s song Where did he learn all this, who told him all this I understood that such love for his land could have come only from someone who longed for it with his whole heart of many years who earned this love through suffering As he was singing, I could see him a small boy, wandering along the roads in the steppe Was it then that the songs about homeland were born in his soul Or was it when he was marching the fiery miles of the war Listening to Daniyar, I wanted to fall on the ground and firmly, like a son, embrace it if only because it could inspire such love in a person For the first time I felt inside me the awakening of something new, something I couldn t even name yet, but it was something irresistible, the need to express myself, yes, express not just see and feel the world myself, but to bring my vision, my thoughts and feelings to others to tell people about the beauty of our land with as much inspiration as Daniyar had I was trembling with unexplained fear and happiness for something unknown But back then I haven t yet realized that I needed to take up a paintbrushAnd it is through Jamilia and Daniyar through their decision to pursue their hearts that Sait dares to consider his own love and his own desires It is through them that the boy or perhaps, now a young man discovers his own passion, until then deeply buried under the weight of duty, denial and tradition Daniyar s songs open his eyes to the beauty around them Jamilia s determination and courage allow his to see the possibilities before himIf I just could to some degree reproduce Daniyar s song It had almost no words without words it was able to reveal the great soul of humanity I haven t heard a song like that before or since it was unlike either Kazakh or Kyrgyz songs, and yet it had both of them in it Daniyar s music absorbed the best melodies of the two brotherly peoples, and wove them together into one unforgettable song It was the song of the steppes and the mountains, at times brightly soaring like the Kyrgyz mountains, at times vastly rolling, like the Kazakh steppesThis most beautiful love story in the world is such precisely because of this because of the exhilarating, all encompassing love and admiration for life and land that stems from every word in it, going lightyears beyond the simple romance, pouring its soul out on the pages, beckoning the reader to look past the familiar and into the heart of real wondrous beauty, and to find something wonderful deep inside our souls on this journeyI remembered them leaving the village, and I had an irresistible desire to set out on the road, set out just like they did, courageously and decidedly, on the difficult road to happiness I look at them and hear Daniyar s voice It beckons me to set out on a journey and so I need to get ready I will walk through the steppe to my village, I will find new colors there.Let Daniyar s melody resonate in every one of my brush strokes Let Jamilia s heart beat in every one of my brush strokes4.5 stars Jamilya Jamila, Chingiz Aitmatov Jamila Russian , Kyrgyz , Jamila is the first major novel by Chingiz Aytmatov, published originally in Russian in 1958 The novel is told from the point of view of a fictional Kyrgyz artist, Seit, who tells the story by looking back on his childhood The story recounts the love between his new sister in law Jamilya and a local crippled young man, Daniyar, while Jamilya s husband, Sadyk, is away at the front as a Soviet sol Jamilya Jamila, Chingiz Aitmatov Jamila Russian , Kyrgyz , Jamila is the first major novel by Chingiz Aytmatov, published originally in Russian in 1958 The novel is told from the point of view of a fictional Kyrgyz artist, Seit, who tells the story by looking back on his childhood The story recounts the love between his new sister in law Jamilya and a local crippled young man, Daniyar, while Jamilya s husband, Sadyk, is away at the front as a Soviet soldier during World War II 2009 I bought this little book in a charity shop on a total whim, purely because I didn t think I had ever read an author from Kyrgyzstan I am so glad I did, because it was absolutely wonderful The narrator of the tale is teenager Seit, and Jamilia is his sister in law The story tells of the love between Jamilia and a shy newcomer to the village, Daniyar I think because it is told by the youngster, there is a certain innocence in the telling, which is very effective My copy of this book has a qu I bought this little book in a charity shop on a total whim, purely because I didn t think I had ever read an author from Kyrgyzstan I am so glad I did, because it was absolutely wonderful The narrator of the tale is teenager Seit, and Jamilia is his sister in law The story tells of the love between Jamilia and a shy newcomer to the village, Daniyar I think because it is told by the youngster, there is a certain innocence in the telling, which is very effective My copy of this book has a quote on the front cover to the effect that this is the most beautiful love story in the world What that doesn t convey is that this is not just a love story in the sense of a romance, but also about a deeper love a love for the land, for tradition, for music, for art, for life itself Take, for example, this description of Seit hearing Daniyar sing for the first time He was a man deeply in love I felt it was not simply a love for another person, it was somehow an uncommon, expansive love for life and earth He had kept his love within himself, in his music, in his very being A person with no feeling, no matter how good his voice, could never have sung like that.There is such a wonderful sense of time and place here too I felt totally immersed in rural life on the steppe The language translation is lyrical and flowing I loved the fact, too, that the romantic heroine Jamilia is a strong, capable and assertive woman.This book is an absolute gem I loved it can you tell A lyrical, dreamy, soft hued portrait of a young rural girl and her desire for life and love from one of the lesser known masters of Russian prose from the periphery of the erstwhile Soviet Union. WORLD WAR II PROPAGANDA Do the job he left behind Women in the war we can t win without them The girl he left behind is still behind him she s a WOW Woman Ordinance Worker Thewomen at work, the sooner we win World War II officially lasted from 1939 until 1945, but the causes of the conflict and its horrible aftermath echoed for decades, dominated by unimaginable misery and destruction In the late 1930s, the global population stood at approximately 2 billion In less than a d WORLD WAR II PROPAGANDA Do the job he left behind Women in the war we can t win without them The girl he left behind is still behind him she s a WOW Woman Ordinance Worker Thewomen at work, the sooner we win World War II officially lasted from 1939 until 1945, but the causes of the conflict and its horrible aftermath echoed for decades, dominated by unimaginable misery and destruction In the late 1930s, the global population stood at approximately 2 billion In less than a decade, the war between the nations of the Axis Powers and the Allies resulted in some 80 million deaths killing about 4 percent of the whole worldWomen propaganda poster Due to the male conscription introduced, countries desperately needed people to replace the men in all of their work to ensure that the country kept running This was especially needed in areas such as munitions manufacture and agriculture which was clearly essential throughout the war This therefore meant that propaganda was produced that was specifically aimed at women similar to the poster above to appeal to the patriotism they would have felt and the desire to be actively involved with the war effort.Jamilia Jamilia is set in World War II in what is believed to be Kyrgyzstan, a landlocked, mountainous nation in the heart of central Asia, which was a Soviet republic until 1991 While the men are at war, the women fill the traditionally male positions in farming the landYoung Soviet girl tractor drivers of Kirghizia now Kyrgyzstan , efficiently replace their friends, brothers and fathers who went to the front Picture taken in 1942 Jamilia depicts an emergent love affair between a troubled loner Daniyar demobilized due to a leg wound and the title character Jamilia , a soldier s wife whose husband is away at war, as they work together on a collective farm to produce grain for the army Narrated by a young boy Seit , the soldier s younger brother, the three are assigned to haul sacks of grain from the threshing floor to the train station Without saying too much , the story not only glorifies the love and the couple s escape from their stultifying village but also paints a beautiful portrait of an artist as a young man Inspired by their love, the young narrator determines to be a painter.Jamilia is the first major novel by Chingiz A tmatov, a Kyrgyz, published originally in Russian in 1958 The French surrealist poet and communist Louis Aragon came across Jamilia in a Soviet literary journal, and was enraptured Chingiz A tmatov s book was, he declared,The most beautiful love story in the worldAragon s French translation was published in 1959 to wide acclaim An English translation, published that same year by the Soviet Progress press, was less well received A tmatov received criticism for this work due to his depiction of Jamilia s unpatriotic unfaithfulness to her soldier husband a woman who waited for her man was an image that propaganda applauded Nearly 50 years later in 2007, translator James Riordan rendered A tmatov s prose into simple yet lyrical English.A tmatov s prose paints a vivid and evocative picture of the collectivization of farming and the rural life led by the people in Kyrgyzstan and surroundings for his characters, and weaves a truly lovely story, that was a joy read A tmatov takes care to use specific Kyrgyz terminology, defines it within the text, and then consistently applies it amongst his characters A lot can be gleaned of poor village life during war time, and this is to A tmatov s credit.At 96 pages it is difficult to view Jamilia asThe most beautiful love story in the worldYes, it is a love story, not only between Jamilia and Daniyar but also about the young artist s Seit s love for his country and for his painting In fact the book is as much about Seit s journey as it is about Jamilia, and for that journey alone this book isthan worth it So while I may not agree that Jamilia is the most beautiful love story in the world, it is hard to imagine aperfect example of the short novel.4.5 5 Chingiz Aitmatov is a Kyrgyz author who wrote in Kyrgyz and Russian Although Jamila was published in Russian, I m going to count it for Kyrgyzstan for my ongoing Around the World reading challenge.Set during the long period of collectivism as a Soviet state, in the village where Jamila lives with her in laws her husband is a soldier on the front but is delayed in his return because of an injury, and in fact most of the able bodied men are absent for the same reason Her brother in law, too yo Chingiz Aitmatov is a Kyrgyz author who wrote in Kyrgyz and Russian Although Jamila was published in Russian, I m going to count it for Kyrgyzstan for my ongoing Around the World reading challenge.Set during the long period of collectivism as a Soviet state, in the village where Jamila lives with her in laws her husband is a soldier on the front but is delayed in his return because of an injury, and in fact most of the able bodied men are absent for the same reason Her brother in law, too young to fight, is the narrator of the story He and Jamila harvest wheat together to be sent to the front and he is the witness to her interactions with others He is also coming into his own artistic sensibilitiesAs in most books I have read set in this area, the landscape of the steppes require a lot of hard work, isolation, and horses are central to daily life Jamila s father was a known horse trainer so she has skills in that area as well What a beautiful, short book This is the second time for me to read a book by the Kirghiz author Chingiz Aitmatov the first being The White Ship Compared to The White Ship, which was the tragic story of an orphan boy and the struggle between modern, oppressive, Soviet culture versus minority traditions, Jamilia is a love story Once again, Aitmatov narrates the story through the voice of young boy In this case he is named Seit, who would later become an artist Most men in the village What a beautiful, short book This is the second time for me to read a book by the Kirghiz author Chingiz Aitmatov the first being The White Ship Compared to The White Ship, which was the tragic story of an orphan boy and the struggle between modern, oppressive, Soviet culture versus minority traditions, Jamilia is a love story Once again, Aitmatov narrates the story through the voice of young boy In this case he is named Seit, who would later become an artist Most men in the village were sent away to war Everybody else is working on the collective farms, including Seit He has a beautiful sister in law Jamilia with whom he works The two of them are soon paired with Daniyar, a cripple and older orphan boy who returns from war Everybody pokes fun at Daniyar until one fateful nightThis truly is a sad love story Not just of the love between Daniyar and Jamilia, but also of the land, music, art, and most of all nature, which inspires it all In Jamilia the reader also comes across the social relationships among the Kirghiz specific terms that a sister in law calls her younger brother in law, how second marriages work, etc Aitmatov skillfully deals with tradition again This time tradition is not threatened by an opposing outside force, but rather by itself I found it wonderful that the young boy Seit didn t condemn his sister in law and Daniyar He was willing to understand their happiness And make beautiful art out of it.Thank you Mr Aitmatov for writing these wonderful stories A short novella that packs a punch A Kyrgyz artist looks back at an episode of great import during his teen years He, his sister in law Jamilia and a returned soldier are given a task by their collective to ferry the grain to the nearest train station Jamilia s husband is away fighting in a war against the Germans The returned soldier is a distant person who does not connect with the community But on their daily journeys to and fro relationships form and blossom.The harshness of their lives A short novella that packs a punch A Kyrgyz artist looks back at an episode of great import during his teen years He, his sister in law Jamilia and a returned soldier are given a task by their collective to ferry the grain to the nearest train station Jamilia s husband is away fighting in a war against the Germans The returned soldier is a distant person who does not connect with the community But on their daily journeys to and fro relationships form and blossom.The harshness of their lives are seen through the visual awareness of the artist, Jamilia s love of life and the returned soldier s love of nature This is a book I would probably never have been aware of, let alone picked up and read, had it not been chosen for the August book of the month at Waterstones It really was a pleasant surprise It s a joy to read and contains some beautiful description It really is testament to how well written it is that it feels such a complete and fully realised story in so few pages My colleagues and I agreed that it doesn t needthan its humble 96 pages, and does a lotwith those pages than man This is a book I would probably never have been aware of, let alone picked up and read, had it not been chosen for the August book of the month at Waterstones It really was a pleasant surprise It s a joy to read and contains some beautiful description It really is testament to how well written it is that it feels such a complete and fully realised story in so few pages My colleagues and I agreed that it doesn t needthan its humble 96 pages, and does a lotwith those pages than many modern day efforts at telling a love story Sweet, uplifting and beautiful, it s a worthy choice for book of the month Been finding it so hard to concentrate on reading for a while, but in these unbelievable times, we actually need booksthan ever This short novella was a beautiful read, which I mostly finished in one sitting The story is set in Kyrgyzstan, told from the viewpoint of a young artist, Seit, who tells the story by looking back on his long lost, albiet a dreamy childhood The story recounts the love between his new sister in law Jamila and a local crippled young man, Daniyar while his brothe Been finding it so hard to concentrate on reading for a while, but in these unbelievable times, we actually need booksthan ever This short novella was a beautiful read, which I mostly finished in one sitting The story is set in Kyrgyzstan, told from the viewpoint of a young artist, Seit, who tells the story by looking back on his long lost, albiet a dreamy childhood The story recounts the love between his new sister in law Jamila and a local crippled young man, Daniyar while his brother, Sadyk, is away from home, fighting on the frontlines, in the backdrops of World War II The slow development of Jamila s love for herself and for Daniyar is skillfully penned down Really tender, lyrically descriptive and very moving

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