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Professor Martensi ärasõit

read Professor Martensi ärasõit Jaan Kross ↠ 9 free read characters Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Jaan Kross Widely read in Europe the Estonian novelist Jaan Kross is considered one of the most important writers of the Baltic region and is an often named candidate for the Nobel PrizeHis new historical novel Professor Martens’ Departure is written in a classic elegiac style reminiscent of Giuseppe di Lampedusa’s The Leopard and it evokes the complex world of czarist Russian society at the turn of the century The character of Professor Martens i. A few chapters into this book I was scrambling for Google What I discovered is that this novel s protagonist Professor Martens was a real historical figure an international law expert in the Russian court of the early 20th Century He was an important figure in numerous important international treaty negotiations This novel set late in his life takes us with him on a train trip from his small village toward a rendezvous with his wife and official meetings with other diplomats in St Petersburg As he travels we listen to his internal dialogue anticipating a planned conversation with his wife in which he plans to begin an era of total candor He reviews his personal and professional past examining successes and failures and imagines that this new honesty will be insurance against his own death During the journey he also temporarily shares his compartment with a young professional journalist with socialist sympathies who knows a bit about him through her professional connections At times Martens also tells the reader about another Martens who lived a century earlier another international law expert but for Germany It is a rare novel that gives insight into what it must feel like to be in contention for but not win a Nobel Peace prize or to be left unsure whether your absence from an official list of participants in a major treaty negotiation was a typist s error or a sly political maneuver by a competitive colleague Through Martens self exploration Jaan Kross explores the moral challenges faced by highly placed civil servants in autocracies as well as the complexities of Estonian identity Martens regrets as well as some professional compromises ethical failures in his personal life infidelity a lack of generosity to those who sought his support despite his own success after early humble origins Martens is a wonderful character drawn with subtlety and skill Those with an interest in political history and moral self reflection will find this book a fascinating trip

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read Professor Martensi ärasõit Jaan Kross ↠ 9 free read characters Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Jaan Kross Life finds him reliving his past and uestioning the degree to which he has sacrificed himself to maintain a corrupt regime one that ultimately disdains both him and his people Considered an outsider by the czar’s adviser Martens is nonetheless needed for his skills Still he is marginalized and kept in the shadowsFar than just a political or philosophical novel Professor Martens’ Departure is an astonishing reconstruction of czarist Russ. If Professor Martens Departure had to be made into a film I would definitely resurrect Ingmar Bergman to direct it The plot of this book is so Bergman esue that images of his films kept popping in my headProfessor FMartens is returning to his native land of St Petersburg from Estonia On the lengthy train ride he reflects about his life his affairs and his achievement He also tries to see parallels between his life and another F Martens who lived in Germany a century earlier the book takes place in 1909The novel is essentially about memory it s unreliability and how the human person can forgive one s action To be honest though this book like some if Bergman s films drags a bit in places and the tranuility of the novel sometimes can be overbearing On the whole though it is ok and the translation is pretty go as well One of those books you have to be really in the mood for

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read Professor Martensi ärasõit Jaan Kross ↠ 9 free read characters Ì E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Jaan Kross S based on an actual official of the czarist reign a distinguished Estonian jurist curiously reminiscent of Henry KissingerFaced with a dire financial crisis in Russia Professor Martens orchestrates a major loan from the French government to stave off famine; as time passes however he realizes that he has managed to perpetuate a brutal regime that keeps its political prisoners in chainsThis fictional memoir written at the end of Martens’. This was my journey time book for the past 45 months My first Estonian novel too Very interesting and insightful Several historical figures and events figure prominently in this historical fiction based on the life of a real person This is a book I would definitely re read after sometime There is a lot of history and context which I sometimes did not get which is why I gave it 3 stars instead of 4 but a great read nevertheless Reminded me a lot of Ingmar Bergman s Wild Strawberries I will definitely check out other novels by Jaan Kross


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