IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

S'està carregant…

Birds Without Wings (2004)

de Louis De Bernières

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
2,450474,924 (4.08)165
Birds Without Wingstraces the fortunes of one small community in southwest Turkey (Anatolia) in the early part of the last century — a quirky community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully over the centuries and where friendship, even love, has transcended religious differences. But with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the onset of the Great War, the sweep of history has a cataclysmic effect on this peaceful place: The great love of Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim, a Muslim shepherd who courts her from near infancy, culminates in tragedy and madness; Two inseparable childhood friends who grow up playing in the hills above the town suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the bloody struggle; and Rustem Bey, a wealthy landlord, who has an enchanting mistress who is not what she seems. Far away from these small lives, a man of destiny who will come to be known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is emerging to create a country from the ruins of an empire. Victory at Gallipoli fails to save the Ottomans from ultimate defeat and, as a new conflict arises, Muslims and Christians struggle to survive, let alone understand, their part in the great tragedy that will reshape the whole region forever.… (més)
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 165 mencions

Anglès (43)  Danès (2)  Alemany (1)  Neerlandès (1)  Totes les llengües (47)
Es mostren 1-5 de 47 (següent | mostra-les totes)
This historical novel takes us through the momentous bit of Turkish history between 1900 and 1923, with the narrative viewpoint alternating between a helicopter-view of the big events of the career of Mustafa Kemal and a tortoise's-eye-view of the inhabitants of a remote, small town on the Anatolian coast near Fethiye (then called Telmessos).

Rather like Ivo Andrić in The bridge on the Drina, de Bernières shows us the Ottoman Empire as a polity that for centuries made it possible for people of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds to live together in reasonable harmony and without slaughtering each other, even if that life involved a lot of poverty and deprivation for most of them, and no political or legal rights worth speaking of.

The Muslims and Greek Christians who live in Eskibahçe speak the same language, have all been living in Anatolia for centuries, intermarrying from time to time, and don't think of themselves as "Turks" and "Greeks" until nationalist agitators come along and tell them that's what they are. As far as de Bernières is concerned, the "historic grievances" that led to the Greek occupation of Anatolia and the subsequent mass deportations of 1923 had their origins in the political ambitions of people like Venizelos and Mustafa Kemal, amplified into a revenge-cycle by the sort of atrocities that take place automatically as soon as you start an armed conflict.

There is some great, if rather romanticised, storytelling in this book: the Eskibahçe characters are full of interesting human quirks, and de Bernières cleverly mixes in local colour and traditions. The descriptions of Gallipoli from the viewpoint of an Ottoman soldier in the trenches are gripping too. But the political rant in the narrator's own voice in the "history" chapters doesn't seem to work as well: de Bernières is (understandably) so angry at the abuses and humanitarian disasters that leaders on all sides allowed to happen that he makes a lot of sweeping accusations that go beyond the evidence he has shown us. We're inclined to believe his assertions that Kemal, Venizelos, Lloyd George and the Kaiser are a bunch of irresponsible murderous ruffians, of course, and that all Italians except Mussolini are saints, but it would be nicer to be allowed to draw our own conclusions rather than have to take that as axiomatic. And of course, the fact that we know this is a British writer speaking on behalf of Ottoman/Turkish/Greek characters doesn't help.

Oddly, the thing I noticed most about this book before reading it, the fact that it's nearly 800 pages long, didn't really seem to matter. The use of multiple different types of narration results in quite a bit of repetition, but it felt like the sort of book where you could just dig in and let all that wash over you. De Bernière's writing isn't the sort of thing where you have to read a sentence several times. It would probably work really well as an audiobook. ( )
  thorold | Apr 9, 2022 |
I listened to the audiobook. I chose this for the setting and time in history yet I found my mind wandering off easily. Not sure if I became lost with the character and place names or whether it moved back in time and I didn’t realise this without obvious page cues. Think I need to learn more about the history of Turkish and Greek conflict. ( )
  Mercef | Mar 23, 2022 |
I like the descriptions of the relationships between the characters, the landscape, but I didn't need the graphic details of the atrocities during the various wars. I got bored with the details about Kemal Mustapha Ataturk. ( )
  Marietje.Halbertsma | Jan 9, 2022 |
Louis De Bernières expertly marries the fictional with real-world events in this book. The story takes place in the fictional village Eskibahçe against the backdrop of developments in the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Mustafa Kemal, a real historical figure. Although the parts about Kemal could have been clearer (I find it quite a whirlwind), it does not take away Bernières' brilliance. The plot appears to take a two-track route, seemingly unconnected till the men in the village were sent to fight the war that Kemal was also involved in. All are affected by the war but the saddest mark is left on Ibrahim and Philothei. Ibrahim, scarred by the war, returned home a different man. Though in outwards appearance seemingly an idiot, he is forever haunted by accidentally pushing his beloved, Philothei, off the cliff. ( )
  siok | Dec 13, 2020 |
Im westanatolischen Dorf Eskibahçe leben die Volksgruppen der Türken, Griechen, Armenier und Juden Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts trotz unterschiedlichem Glaubens in Eintracht zusammen. Doch der osmanische Staat, in dem sie leben, zerfällt und Kriege sowie nationalistisches Gedankengut verändern auch das Leben im beschaulichen Ort.

Louis de Bernières epischer Roman begleitet den Leser durch die großen historischen Ereignisse, welche Kleinasien zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts erschütterten. Er erzählt immer aus Sicht der Dorfbewohner und aus wechselnden Perspektiven von den Balkankriegen, dem ersten Weltkrieg, dem Genozid an den Armeniern, dem Niedergang des osmanischen Reichs und der jungtürkischen Revolution, dem türkisch-griechischen Krieg und dem Bevölkerungsaustausch in Folge des Vertrags von Lausanne. Parallel dazu schildert er in eingestreuten Kapiteln den Aufstieg Kemal Atatürks vom eigenwilligen Koranschüler in Thessalien zum Gründer der modernen türkischen Republik.

De Bernières hat Großartiges geschafft: Er hat auf knapp 700 Seiten einen realistischen historischen Roman geschaffen, der dem Leser die Entehungsgeschichte der Türkei veranschaulicht, ohne dabei auch nur einmal langweilig zu sein. Er tut dies mit liebenswerten, vielschichtigen Figuren anhand derer er zeigt, wie leicht Friede und Eintracht durch von außen beeinflusste Geschehnisse in Gefahr geraten. Hervorhebenswert ist zudem die Schilderung der Schlacht von Gallipolli, welche den Vergleich mit weit bekannterer und berühmterer (Anti)kriegsliteratur nicht zu schein braucht. ( )
  schmechi | Dec 10, 2020 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 47 (següent | mostra-les totes)
"De Bernières has always been adept at juxtaposing brutality with episodes of high comedy or romance, and that's certainly the case here."
afegit per bookfitz | editaThe New York Times, Amy Kroin (Oct 31, 2004)
 
"Though some readers may balk at the novel's sheer heft, the reward is an effective and moving portrayal of a way of life—and lives—that might, if not for Bernières's careful exposition and imagination, be lost to memory forever."
afegit per bookfitz | editaPublishers Weekly (Aug 30, 2004)
 
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
[poem] THE CAT / She was licking / the opened tin / for hours and hours / without realising / that she was drinking / her own blood. // Spyros Kyriazopoulos
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
In the great scheme of things, this book is necessarily dedicated to the unhappy memory of the millions of civilians on all sides during the times portrayed, [...]. More personally, it is also dedicated to the memory of my maternal grandfather, Arthur Kenneth Smithells, [...]. Manet in pectus domesticum.
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
The people who remained in this place have often asked themselves why it was that the Ibrahim went mad.
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (1)

Birds Without Wingstraces the fortunes of one small community in southwest Turkey (Anatolia) in the early part of the last century — a quirky community in which Christian and Muslim lives and traditions have co-existed peacefully over the centuries and where friendship, even love, has transcended religious differences. But with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire and the onset of the Great War, the sweep of history has a cataclysmic effect on this peaceful place: The great love of Philothei, a Christian girl of legendary beauty, and Ibrahim, a Muslim shepherd who courts her from near infancy, culminates in tragedy and madness; Two inseparable childhood friends who grow up playing in the hills above the town suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of the bloody struggle; and Rustem Bey, a wealthy landlord, who has an enchanting mistress who is not what she seems. Far away from these small lives, a man of destiny who will come to be known as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is emerging to create a country from the ruins of an empire. Victory at Gallipoli fails to save the Ottomans from ultimate defeat and, as a new conflict arises, Muslims and Christians struggle to survive, let alone understand, their part in the great tragedy that will reshape the whole region forever.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (4.08)
0.5
1 3
1.5 1
2 25
2.5 11
3 60
3.5 30
4 193
4.5 43
5 175

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 170,096,172 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible