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Zoé Oldenbourg (1916–2002)

Teoksen The Crusades tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

The Crusades (1965) 510 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Massacre at Montsegur: A History of the Albigensian Crusade (1959) — Tekijä — 354 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Catherine the Great (1966) 237 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Cornerstone (1953) 208 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The World is Not Enough (1946) 192 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Heirs of the Kingdom (1971) 130 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Destiny of Fire (1960) 91 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cities of the Flesh (1961) 43 kappaletta
The Awakened (1957) 25 kappaletta
Argile et cendres, tome 1 (1979) 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Argile et cendres, tome 2 (1979) 8 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Visages d'un autoportrait (1977) 6 kappaletta
The Chains of Love (1958) 5 kappaletta
déguisements (1992) 3 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Undying Past (1961) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

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Kanoninen nimi
Oldenbourg, Zoé
Muut nimet
Oldenburg, Zoya Sergeevna
Oldenbourg, Zoé
Maa (karttaa varten)
Petrograd, Russian Empire (today, Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Boulogne-Billancourt, France
Paris, France
England, UK
Lycée Molière, Paris
Sorbonne, Paris, France
Académie Ranson, Paris
historical novelist
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Prix Femina Jury
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Zoé Oldenbourg was born into a family of prominent Russian scholars and scientists. Her early childhood was marked by the upheavals of the Bolshevik Revolution and the first years of Communism. Her family managed to emigrate in 1925 to Paris, where Zoé obtained her baccalauréat diploma from the Lycée Molière. She went on to attend the Sorbonne and then studied painting at the Académie Ranson. During World War II, she supported herself by making hand-painted scarves. Although her original intention was to become an artist, Zoé was encouraged to write by her father, a journalist, and she published her first novel, Argiles et cendres (translated as The World Is Not Enough), in 1946. She wrote her first works in Russian and later almost exclusively in French. In 1948, she married Heinric Idalovici and the couple had two children. Zoé Oldenbourg was highly acclaimed for her scholarship and her deep emotional feeling for the Middle Ages that made her books so lively and readable. Her books were bestsellers and several won prestigious prizes. She also wrote an autobiography, Visages d'un autoportrait (Faces of a Self-Portrait) in 1977.



Barro y cenizas es una novela que nos hace revivir la fecunda y heroica historia del siglo XII francés. La acción tiene por marco un castillo en los confines de la Champaña y la Borgoña; las pequeñas ciudades turbulentas; las aldeas y los campos; y, también, Tierra Santa y sus riberas inhospitalarias, Jerusalén y el Santo Sepulcro. La intriga se desarrolla a lo largo de la vida conyugal de la hermosa Aalais y de Ansiau, barón de Linnières: su amor, su separación, los numerosos hijos que les proporcionan alegría y preocupaciones a la vez, su senectud y su muerte. Pero sobre todo, esta novela es la iniciación, para el lector, a un modo de vida y a una moral que nos parecen extraños al principio, pero que conforme vamos leyendo se nos revelan justos y profundamente naturales, y en los que nos reconocemos, en fin, porque en Barro y cenizas se exaltan y apaciguan las pasiones humanas que comparten todas las épocas.… (lisätietoja)
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Natt90 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 24, 2023 |
Russisk-fransk forfatter.
Intet årstall
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Hanshoffpetersen | Dec 30, 2022 |
I picked up this biography of Catherine the Great[1] the summer after I had done a middle school book report on Catherine. I never got around to reading it until now.

I'm kind of glad I waited because it wasn't that good of a book. The author clearly only wanted to write about the time before the Empress came to power. The first 275 pages of this 356 page book minutely cover Catherine's childhood, her time as Grand Duchess, and her rise to the throne. The last 80 pages cover everything else, and 20 pages of that is sent on a well-yes-but-aren't-you-belaboring-the-point-a-bit rant about the truly abominable treatment of serfs in Russia of this time period.

Overall, this book was not particularly worth my time. Hopefully Robert K. Massie's well rated biography of Catherine the Great will be a better read.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_the_Great
… (lisätietoja)
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eri_kars | 1 muu arvostelu | Jul 10, 2022 |
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Murtra | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 26, 2021 |



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