Огненный Ангел Ognennyĭ angel [Free] ☆ Valery Bryusov


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  • Огненный Ангел Ognennyĭ angel
  • Valery Bryusov
  • English
  • 13 January 2019
  • 9781903517338

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  1. says:

    The Fiery Angel is a uniue hybrid of Gothic novel and roman à clef – in a symbolic and grotesue way it portrays the rela

  2. says:

    I honestly do not know how I missed this book in the past It is one of the best novels I have read in my entire lifetime It struck a chord that will continue to sustain for years to come Brilliant writing brilliant translation I feel that I c

  3. says:

    This book could be called an example of symbolic novel on the one hand and a thorough stylisation of novels of late Middle Age and the era of humanism on the another It includes all specyfic features of those times inuisitors first humanists

  4. says:

    uite an odd book I'm not sure what to make of it if I didn't know it was published in 1908 I would have taken it for a modern fantasy novel If you enjoy historical fiction you will probably enjoy it just for the setting and all the things th

  5. says:

    I was interested in reading this novel initially because of the Prokofiev opera by the same name Being the type of person who usually watches operas based on books instead of the other way around I decided to read the source material before listening to the musicSince descriptions of The Fiery Angel drew similarities to The Master and Margarita and other Russian novels of the time period I expected a much different book The set

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    Besides being an exciting reading this novel has an interesting peculiarity if you check maps of Germany of that period you can see what a thorough work the author has done all the pathes walked by characters really existed

  7. says:

    This is Bruisov's masterwork but it is not the sort of novel that everyone can enjoy even among the crowd that generally enjoys Dedalus' occult and fantastic releasesThe Fiery Angel is a strange journey thru beautifully and vividly invoked 16th Century Europe with sojourns into its occult and religious underbelly You'll encounter strange seemingly supernatural occurrences but they are uite underplayed and their meaning and reality is is le

  8. says:

    Not your typical Russian novel A story of a medieval knight alchemy and the Inuisition

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    Our hero stays the night in a boarding house in the middle of a German forest While trying to sleep he is distracted by demonic noises emanating from the chamber next to his He decides to investigateHe finds a woman illuminated by moonlight She is writhing on the ground and at turns laughing and screaming seemingly possessed by a demon When her familiar finally vacates her body she collapses to the ground seemingly exhausted Despite the pl

  10. says:

    Wow What a great weird wonderful soap opera this book is Name dropping 1600s artists and thinkers and philosophers in the most ridicul

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Огненный Ангел Ognennyĭ angel

In a vividly atmospheric recreation of the occult underworld of sixteenth century Germany during an age of Inuisition three souls meet an innoc. This book could be called an example of symbolic novel on the one hand and a thorough stylisation of novels of late Middle Age and the era of humanism on the another It includes all specyfic features of those times inuisitors first humanists and scientiststravellers and openers of new countries But the main feature of it is magic world which fullfill the novel The reader is always on the crossroad to believe in magic and magicians or not Up to the end he wouldn t find the answer This certainly complies with the concept of symbolism in the whole a person is in the middle of two worlds real one and mysterious uncognizable one In the centre of the novel is the story about a soldier who came to Germany from New Spain where he managed to make a fortune on his way he met a strange woman called Renata and fell in love with her Renata told him that in her childhood she experienced talking to and playing with the Fiery Angel who had became an ideal for all her life This conflict between the real love of our hero to Renata and intense but extraordinary love of REnata to Angel could lead to nothing but tragedy

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Ent young man choosing between Love and Duty a woman prone to visions and a Knight who is either angel or demon Religious experience and sexual. uite an odd book I m not sure what to make of it if I didn t know it was published in 1908 I would have taken it for a modern fantasy novel If you enjoy historical fiction you will probably enjoy it just for the setting and all the things the protagonist writes about If you liked The Master and Margarita and L bas you will probably enjoy it too I ll see if I can watch the Prokofiev opera somewhereFrom the small bag she had brought she took out a few sprigs of herb heather verbena wolf s bane orache and yet another herb with white flowers the name of which I do not know With her left hand Renata plucked the leaves from the herbs and threw them over her head on to the floor but then she gathered them again and placed them on the table in a circle Next she plunged a knife into the table surface in the middle of the circle tied its handle round with string passed the end of the string to me and said looking at me attentively Command it thrice to milk in the name of Him Silently watching all this bedevilment I involuntarily pronounced thrice In the name of the Devil milk Immediately from under the knife poured a few drops of milk and Renata joyfully clapped her hands embraced my shoulders and kept on exclaiming Rupprecht Dearest Rupprecht You can You have the power Stripped naked I lowered myself to the floor on my spread cape and began to rub this ointment firmly into my chest and in my temples under my armpits and between my thighs repeating several times the words emen hetan emen hetan which mean here and there The ointment slightly burned the flesh and my head began to turn from its odour so that soon I scarcely was aware what I was doing my arms hung limp and my eyelids fell over my eyes Then my heart began to beat with such strength it seemed as though tied upon a string it leapt away from my chest a whole elbow s length and this caused me pain I was conscious of the fact that I lay upon the floor of our room but when I tried to raise myself up I was already powerless to do so and I thought so all the tales of the Sabbath are babbling nonsense and the much talked of miraculous ointment is only a sleeping draught but at that very moment all went dark before me and I suddenly saw myself or imagined myself high above the earth in the air uite naked astride as on horseback a woolly black goat Soon I found myself amidst a variegated crowd which was making merry as at the Feast on Saint John s day or at the Carnival festivities at Venice The field on which the Sabbath was being held was rather large and probably used often for that purpose for it was so trampled that no grass grew upon it In places here and there fires that burned without fuel rose from within the earth and they lit all the district by a greenish light like the light of fizgigs Amidst these flames there bustled jumped and grimaced three or four hundreds of beings men and women either uite naked or barely covered with shirts some with wax candles in their hands and also hideous animals of human appearance enormous toads in green caftans wolves and wolf hounds upright on their hind legs apes and long legged birds here and there beneath their feet crawled and twisted repulsive serpents lizards salamanders and tritons In the distance on the very shore of the lake I could make out some small children with long white staffs who not taking part in the merry making were grazing a herd of toads of a lesser sizeOne of the naked witches who were leading me took an especial interest in me and showed no sign of leaving me when the others dragging me into the crowd dispersed in various directions Her face attracted me by its gaiety and pertness and the young body though with breasts drooping seemed yet fresh and responsive She held my hand firmly and snuggling against me told me that she was known at the night feasts as Sarraska and was persuading me Come and dance I saw no reason to refuse herAnd with these words Sarraska s teeth somehow glittered peculiarly in her mouth white and sharp teeth and when I asked again not without revulsion whether it were really true that human flesh was so tasty and wolves caresses so agreeable she only laughed slyly in reply Then I asked her whether it had occurred to her to experience the caresses of demons and whether they gave joy She not ashamed declared to me that they do and a great joy only their seed is as cold as ice

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Hysteria meet in an apocalyptic vision of the spiritual crisis of modern life The Fiery Angel is one of the great novels of decadent occultism. Our hero stays the night in a boarding house in the middle of a German forest While trying to sleep he is distracted by demonic noises emanating from the chamber next to his He decides to investigateHe finds a woman illuminated by moonlight She is writhing on the ground and at turns laughing and screaming seemingly possessed by a demon When her familiar finally vacates her body she collapses to the ground seemingly exhausted Despite the pleading of our hero for her to rest sleep and recover she insists upon telling her storyWhen she was young she used to play with an angel called MadielHis face shone his eyes were as blue as the skies and his hair of fine gold thread When she became a woman she asked him to be hers in carnal union and he fled in disgustAfter some time apart he appears to her again and says that since she wants to be joined with him in bodily union he will appear to her as a man A few months later she meets Count Heinrich in whose face she sees the angel Madiel Even though the Count never admits to being the angel in human form they marry and live together in his castleAfter a few years things turn sour and he leaves abandoning her to fiendish powers who leave her no peace She then goes on a uest to find him and escape the dark forces that are tormenting herFrom this moment our hero becomes obsesessed and bewitched by this mystifying creature Renata who we are never uite sure is angel or devil but most likely the latter He follows her fulfilling her every whim and assisting her uest for the lost CountSo beings an Occult romp through 16th Century Bohemia via the mysterious knockers incantations a black midnight mass a flight through the stars on the back of a he goat the devil witches necromancy possessed nuns Helen of Troy and the Inuisition Even Cornelius Agrippa and Faust himself make an appearanceThe story drags at some points to towards the end hence the score but overall The Fiery Angel is a wildly entertaining Gothic story for people who like their stories camp over the top and with lashings of occult imagery Dive in and enjoy If not the demons may get you And believe me you don t want that


About the Author: Valery Bryusov

Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov Russian Валерий Яковлевич Брюсов; December 13 1873 – October 9 1924 was a Russian poet prose writer dramatist translator critic and historian He was one of the principal members of the Russian Symbolist movement