Yes, I remember them. Frowning, he agreed to sell it at its original price-eight roubles. A diamond haze hung near the ceiling. And even of different nationalities; while one is a Russian the enigmatic Russian soulthe other is a Jew the enigmatic Jewish soul.
Not understanding anything, he took his broom and went out into the street to carry out his basic duties, which were to sweep up the horse droppings and shout at the old-women pensioners.
For a long time after it remained in the liquid state gradually decomposing on the porch of the house, and whenever his wife, Catherine, passed it, she would wipe away a tear.
Claudia Ivanovna then said in a wooden, apathetic voice: One moment she complained of the dust which, as she put it, was enough to make you choke, and the next asked for all the lamps to be lit.
But the whole time, at every stage of his clerical and secular career, Father Theodore never lost interest in worldly possessions. She was wearing a bright apricot-coloured cap of the type that used to be in fashion when ladies wore the "chanticleer" and had just begun to dance the tango.
The caretaker began making low-pitched, passionate noises of the kind sometimes heard when a lavatory suddenly gurgles heatedly and fussily in the stillness of the night.
Just look at yourself in the mirror.
After this, Ippolit Matveyevich granted himself a two-week holiday due to him, took forty-one roubles in salary, said good-bye to his colleagues, and went home. In the meantime Claudia Ivanovna was dying.
Proof of this universal appeal can be glimpsed in the many adaptations of the story - from Cehia or Cuba, to England and the United States. Fragile, wafer-like ice covered the puddles.
Did you come that way, too? Mother could understand only one thing-for no apparent reason Father Theodore had cut his hair, intended to go off somewhere in a ridiculous cap, and was leaving her for good. A thick cloud of violet smoke billowed out from Comrade Gubernsky Street, and the clanking grew louder.
Just an ordinary coffin made of pine-wood. He felt his business was so insignificant that it was shameful to disturb such a distinguished-looking grey-haired citizen as Vorobyaninov.
The satire of Ilf and Petrov is often harsh, but never mean spirited or ugly. Its wobbly legs quivered under the weight of bulging tobacco-coloured files of notes, which could provide any required information on the origins of the town inhabitants and the family trees that had grown up in the barren regional soil.
The literary partnership lasted for ten years, untilwhen Ilya Ilf died of tuberculosis. First we have an Emigre who has returned to his home town, and then we find he is afraid the secret police will catch him.A review, and links to other information about and reviews of The Twelve Chairs by Ilf and Petrov.
More faithful to the original text and its deeply resonant humor, this new translation of The Twelve Chairs brings Ilf and Petrov’s Russian classic fully to life.
The novel’s iconic hero, Ostap Bender, an unemployed con artist living by his wits, joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has returned to his hometown to. The Twelve Chairs satirises not just its central characters, however, but the people and institutions they encounter: the planning and implementation of a new tram system in a small town, a farcical counter-revolutionary conspiracy, the operations of a Moscow newspaper, student housing, a provincial chess club, and so forth.
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