Table of contents:
- Trilogy about a doctor, Yuri German
- Trilogy "Open Book", Veniamin Kaverin
- "This Strange Life", Daniil Granin
- "Tais Athens", Ivan Efremov
- "Russian Forest", Leonid Leonov
- "The Tale of the Criminal Investigation", Alexey Nagorny, Geliy Ryabov
- "Shadow of the Firebird", Larisa Isarova
Today, the abundance of various works on the shelves of bookstores is amazing. New items are constantly being released, the authors never cease to delight readers with their creativity. And against this background, many excellent books were undeservedly forgotten. The works presented in our today's review seem to be lost among the many bright covers of modern publications.
These books undoubtedly deserve the attention of the most discerning literature lovers.
Trilogy about a doctor, Yuri German
The trilogy of the Soviet writer and playwright includes three books telling about the doctor Volodya Ustimenko, the prototype for which was the chief doctor of the city hospital of Sestroretsk Nikolai Evgenievich Slupsky. “The cause you serve”, “My dear man” and “I am responsible for everything” are three works about real whole people, about their formation and life, full of unexpected turns.
The main character is a doctor with a capital letter, who causes real admiration for his professionalism and dedication to his chosen work. Based on the first book "The Cause You Serve" directed by Joseph Kheifits, the film "My Dear Man" was shot with Alexei Batalov and Inna Makarova in the lead roles. In the film adaptation, the materials that were later included in the second and third books of the trilogy found their embodiment.
Trilogy "Open Book", Veniamin Kaverin
The trilogy includes three works: "Youth", "Search", "Hope". The work tells about the life of the scientist Tatyana Vlasenkova. Despite the fact that the work contains Soviet ideology, it is undoubtedly worth reading.
The prototype of the main character was Zinaida Vissarionovna Ermolyeva, a Soviet microbiologist and epidemiologist, the creator of antibiotics in the USSR. But the trilogy is not only about science, it is about life and love, family and friendship, about war and intrigues that are so often encountered on the way of scientists.
"This Strange Life", Daniil Granin
The book deals with the scientist Alexander Lyubishchev, who was not particularly famous, as he was never treated kindly by the authorities. But every day, for 50 years, he wrote down what almost every hour of his life was spent on. And the author brings his reader to the idea that life is actually not as short as it is commonly thought. You can fit a lot of meetings, events, discoveries into it, you just have to want to.
"Tais Athens", Ivan Efremov
A surprisingly atmospheric and fascinating historical novel about the times of Alexander the Great serves as a kind of hymn to art and beauty. The author managed to combine deep meaning and light lyricism in his work. Thanks to “Thais of Athens”, readers can come to the conclusion that the story may not be boring at all.
"Russian Forest", Leonid Leonov
The book was written in the 1950s, so all elements of the literature of that time are inherent in it, including the influence of Soviet propaganda. However, this is not the main thing in it. The work tells the story of several generations of a family divided by misunderstanding and war. At the same time, a dynamic change of events, a large number of heroes, amazing and very unusual descriptions of nature await the reader. The style and language of Leonid Leonov will give you special pleasure.
"The Tale of the Criminal Investigation", Alexey Nagorny, Geliy Ryabov
Many are familiar with the heroes of the novel from the brilliant film adaptation of the director Grigory Kokhan "Born by the Revolution".A fascinating and dynamic story about how a simple guy makes an important decision for himself - to serve in the criminal investigation department and fight criminals. He goes from an idle private to a militia general. Despite the fact that the book is about revolution and the Soviet system, it is not oversaturated with politics, and people are in the first place in it. With their difficulties, problems, ideas. And dedication to their work.
"Shadow of the Firebird", Larisa Isarova
Initially, the book was recommended by the Soviet publishing house "Molodaya Gvardiya" for senior school age, but it will be interesting at any age. The work is a diary of a 16-17 year old high school student, his thoughts on the meaning of life and the choice of his path. The author managed to create a very lively work, with vivid characters and a special atmosphere that permeates every line. Surprisingly, when reading it, a persistent feeling is created that the reader himself studied in the classroom together with the author of the diary.