Two Captains

Two Captains Two Captains is the most renowned novel of the Russian writer Veniamin Kaverin The plot spans from to For than half a century the book has been loved by children and adults alike The novel h

Two Captains is the most renowned novel of the Russian writer Veniamin Kaverin The plot spans from 1912 to 1944 For than half a century the book has been loved by children and adults alike The novel has undergone than 100 printings, including translations into other languages Based on its story, plays have been staged and an opera has been written The plot oTwo Captains is the most renowned novel of the Russian writer Veniamin Kaverin The plot spans from 1912 to 1944 For than half a century the book has been loved by children and adults alike The novel has undergone than 100 printings, including translations into other languages Based on its story, plays have been staged and an opera has been written The plot of the book also became the basis of two movies of the same title in 1955 and 1976 In 1995 in Pskov, the home town of the author, a monument was erected to the characters of the book and a Two Captains museum was opened.The real prototype for Captain Tatarinov was Lieutenant Georgii Brusilov, who in 1912 organized a privately funded expedition seeking a west to east Northern sea route The steamship St Anna, specially built for the expedition, left Petersburg on 28 July 1912 Near the shores of Yamal peninsula it was seized by ice and carried in the ice drift to the north of the Kara Sea The expedition survived two hard winters Of the 14 people who left the stranded steamship in 1914, only two made it to one of the islands of Frants Joseph Land and were spotted and taken aboard St Foka, the ship of the expedition of G Y Sedov The ship log they had kept with them contained the most important of the scientific data, after the study of which Sedov s expedition found the previously unknown island in the Kara Sea, Vize Island The ultimate fate of St.Anna and its remaining

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Two Captains

  1. Veniamin Alexandrovich Kaverin Russian real name , or Veniamin Alexandrovich Zilber April 19 O.S April 6 1902, Pskov May 2, 1989, Moscow was a Soviet writer associated with the early 1920s movement of the Serapion Brothers The immunologist Lev Zilber was his older brother, and the critic Yury Tynyanov was his brother in law.During the WWII evacuation in Yaroslavl, Kaverin completed his best known novel, The Two Captains 1938 44 , which colourfully recounts the adventures of Russian polar explorers before and after the Revolution The book, awarded the Stalin Prize in 1946, was reissued 42 times in 25 years and was adapted for the screen twice, in 1955 and 1976 In 1966, Kaverin published a revised version of his 1929 study of Osip Senkovsky, Baron Brambeus Later, he worked on his reminiscences about the literary milieu of the 1920s, which contained passages highly critical of Soviet policies in literature.

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  1. This is one of my favorite books of all time I read it at least once every year and discover something new every time At one point, I could recite whole passages by heart It has everything great writing, well developed characters, adventure, a love story that does not overshadow the action, and some historical fantasy Overall, a great story and a wonderful read.



  2. No s gr matas es raust jos, vi a Piedz vojumi Fantastika Ce ojumi s rij ir visbiez k Nav jau t , ka mani pa i baid tu biezas gr matas, bet las t iesp jamu padomju propagandu septi simts lapaspu u garum vajadz ja sasniegt pa u st vokli Pavisam nesen du st vokli sasniedzu un s ku las t Gr matas darb ba risin s no 1912 gada l dz 1944 gadam 1912 gad k ds kapteinis Tatarinovs organiz eksped ciju Krievijas zieme u izp t Vi a ku is Sv t Marija atst j P terburgu un paz d uz neatgrie anos No apkalpes dz [...]


  3. I ve read it first as a child and re read numerous times during my school years At the time this was a book of adventures, some romance and setting a goal to achieve in one s life As I grew older the ideas of what the real friendship and love are, how people choose their ideals and moral compass in life and how a person survives a war became prominent for me.20 years later, long after Soviet Union collapsed, and many related ideas became irrelevant, I have re read the book I was afraid, that i [...]


  4. Across the distance and across the time, across the chain of generationsThey were alike, true captains both in duty and in love defending friends and fighting enemies without doubt and without hesitationsIn spite of changes of regime and changes in the names of states, in spite of changes in the color of the bannerBrave men remain to be brave men, kind loving heart remains to be kind loving heart and decent manner still remains to be unchanging decent manner 1 Memorable 52 Social Relevance 23 In [...]


  5. One of the few books I genuinely enjoyed as part of required reading in school It s still just as good, if not better, after all these years A sweeping tale of one boy s obsession of finding the long lost Captain whose life story became curiously intertwined with his own The story takes the reader from rural pre Revolutionary Russia, to arctic North, to the tragedies of WWII It is a great epic adventure and a sweet love story, all wrapped into one Amazing novel.



  6. Here comes a Russian Soviet classic that I have read some light years ago It has an interesting plot that unravels nicely The book is very realistically written and that makes it an easy read It is a story of courage, passion and betrayal that perfectly fits its own motto To strive, to seek, to find and not to yield.It is one of the highly appraised books of those times and received a big award from the government Which means that it has served its government well Although the events span for so [...]






  7. Magnificent book with grand, sweeping settings and thoroughly engaging characters Set against the backdrop of the October Revolution, the Spanish Civil War, and the Second World War, the story of Sanya s growth and exploration of Arctic Russia is mesmerizing and filled me with wonder at the expanse of wilderness the later part of the novel takes place in.The plot is full of twists that will keep the reader engaged from start to finish, and there is than a fair share of heartbreak as well Superb [...]


  8. This one I regret reading twice, because it seemed to me I only saw the bad parts the second time aparently only the good ones the first time But I still really like it depite of all the coincidences the author used to move the story, which make it seem unrealistic at some point it s not just once or twice but a succession of chances Katya s two captains the one she lost to his persuit and the one she found to keep, I still would recommend you to read about.




  9. One of the worst books I have ever read I was a school kid reading this book and I can still recall the negative impressions about the reading process.Heavy reading, not fun at all.











  10. For some reason, I had a challenging time getting through the first half of the novel However once Sanya and Katya s romance became developed, I tried my best to read the book as slowly as possible so I could savor every page If Hollywood was in Russia, they would have already made this into a patriotic blockbuster.



  11. Veniamin Kaverin s Two Captains was amazing The character development within this book was incredible, but as a non Russian reader it is extremely hard to find a translation with the correct words to describe situations and characters.



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