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July turned itself into Horse Book Month, at least in each of my print book selections The Horsemen, my final print book for July, was written by Joseph Kessel in 1966 and translated two years later The book was made into a film in 1971, with Omar Sharif sigh playing the main character Uraz I can assure you without spoiling anything that the outline of the movie, given at its Wiki page, is vastly different from the plot of the book I would say that perhaps the director felt that Uraz as wr July turned itself into Horse Book Month, at least in each of my print book selections The Horsemen, my final print book for July, was written by Joseph Kessel in 1966 and translated two years later The book was made into a film in 1971, with Omar Sharif sigh playing the main character Uraz I can assure you without spoiling anything that the outline of the movie, given at its Wiki page, is vastly different from the plot of the book I would say that perhaps the director felt that Uraz as written would make a despicable lead role for anyone, even Omar Sharif sigh so he decided to alter the storyline enough to give the character some redeeming features.He had none in the book Uraz was solely interested in and concerned about himself I have never been as disgusted by a main character as I was by this man He was harsh, cruel, ignorant, deceitful, paranoid, and above all else, immature His one reason for living was to try to prove to himself that he was a better man than his father Tursen, one of the most famous horsemen of the country Piffle Uraz was just a thirty something year old infant in an adult suit Everything that happens to him as the story goes along, from breaking his leg in a royal buzkashi game to the difficult journey he undergoes when he runs away from hospital, is due solely to his own emotional immaturity and overall foolishness I wanted to smack him upside the head on nearly every page Usually when I dislike a main character as much as this, I do not continue with the book, but I had to see what would happen, I had to see if he would wise up at the end or continue being totally Uraz and nothing but that.Besides that curiosity, I was enchanted by the trip through Afghanistan that reading this book gives Set in modern times, at some unnamed date before the Soviet invasion of the country but after a time when the sound of planes passing overhead no longer makes even the most isolated shepherds look up to the sky, The Horsemen will transport any reader with imagination to a country that fascinates The Hindu Kush Kafiristan The Bamyan valley The lakes of Band e Amir We visit them all We meet the poorest of little nomads known elsewhere as gypsies and the noble great nomads whose leaders ride Bactrian camels as they migrate with their flocks and herds We explore markets, see ram fights, sleep in caravansaries that have hosted travelers since ancient times, and we play buzkashi This can be a harsh book, but Afghanistan is even now a harsh land Not too much has changed there in several centuries, let alone a mere 50 or so years There are some horrible scenes of cruelty towards animals and women Well, woman There is only one major female character in the book Basically this is a story about primitive men You must be prepared for that I imagine there are still many men of this type in the country Truthfully there are many such men all over the world, it is simply that some are better at pretending to be civilized than others And the horses What about the horses Again, a reader must be prepared for harshness There is love and respect for the horse but they are expected to obey without question anything that is asked of them Uraz does not even feel love and respect, and he has the greatest horse of all Jahil, a stallion trained to be the best at buzkashi, and given to him by his father This horse enduredthan most horses face in a lifetime A favorite chapter of mine was Jahil s Revenge where he gave Uraz a demonstration of his pride, his nobility and his loyalty It made an impact at the time, but will Uraz remember the lesson in the future and behave differently towards Jahil Will he finally understand him This is a complex book Or maybe I have becomecomplex myself since first reading it thirty years ago I know I picked up on a lotundercurrents than I noticed back then Perhaps the next time I read it I will see evenAnd there will be a next time, because even with all of its brutality it is an amazing adventure But I do not plan on seeing the movie When you know after reading a few sentences of plot outline that the movie is so very different from the book, it is better to avoid the irritation Even if it does star Omar Sharif sigh I read this book after my return from a summer trip to Afghanistan in 1973 It was an incredible read because it confirmed as well as contextualized for me culturally and historically so much of what I experienced as a teenager traveling in Afghanistan.I still have an old dis coloured paper back of this book For me it is a classic a book I ll never part with.I can still picture the buzkashi events, central to the book, from the novel descriptions.Wow I pick up a 50 year old book to read for the first time It is set in Afghanistan, but it is Afghanistan before the US invasion, before the Soviet invasion, before the 1978 Communist coup, before the 1973 Republican coup It was an almost unimaginably different world And yet it is in my lifetime And when the book was first published, in 1970, who could have imagined the changes that would take place in Afghanistan over the next 50 years The plot centres on buzkashi, a game played on horseback, I pick up a 50 year old book to read for the first time It is set in Afghanistan, but it is Afghanistan before the US invasion, before the Soviet invasion, before the 1978 Communist coup, before the 1973 Republican coup It was an almost unimaginably different world And yet it is in my lifetime And when the book was first published, in 1970, who could have imagined the changes that would take place in Afghanistan over the next 50 years The plot centres on buzkashi, a game played on horseback, which was then popular in northern Afghanistan, when the king who was to be overthrown in the 1973 coup decides to hold a national tournament in Kabul, the capital It gives interesting descriptions of the people, cultures and scenery of Afghanistan, and especially those of the Hindu Kush, the mountain range that divides the steppes of northern Afghanistan from the rest of the country.It includes descriptions of the Buddha statues of the Bamyan Valley, which were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001 Could Joseph Kessel even have imagined their destruction when he wrote the book But the strongest impression the book made on me was of an utterly alien culture.In South Africa one of the values people pay at least lip service to is ubuntu, basic humanity, and compassion for other people The Afghan culture depicted in the book is the exact opposite of ubuntu, shown in the lives and behaviour of the main characters The northern Afghan culture, as depicted by Kessel at least, is based on honour, and honour as a zero sum game, in which my honour can only be achieved by bringing someone else into dishonour And perhaps that culture is epitomised by the Taliban s destruction of the statues The Buddha taught something like ubuntu, compassion for all sentient beings, and those values are the exact opposite of the kind of values depicted in the book In un Afghanistan ancora medievale, bench si sia negli anni 50, si svolge la vicenda di Uroz, leggendario eroe del buzkashi , gioco nazionale degli afgani e una delle pi belle e emozionanti gare del mondo Sconfitto e ferito nel buzkashi di Kabul, Uroz scappa dall ospedale per tornare nelle steppe del nord.Decenni dopo, vaghi ricordi. Entre les steppes et les hautes montagnes d Afghanistan, le grand Tours ne ,vieil homme s v re et aust re, qui est ma tre des curies, envoie Kaboul, son fils, cavalier virtuose, et sa plus belle monture, pour jouer le Bouchkazi du Roi Mais ce voyage travers les montagnes, est en r alit un v ritable parcours initiatique la haine pour ce fils, orgueilleux et m prisant, la luxure et la convoitise pour le fid le serviteur, et l orgueil et la sagesse pour le vieux p re.Ce roman est pro Entre les steppes et les hautes montagnes d Afghanistan, le grand Tours ne ,vieil homme s v re et aust re, qui est ma tre des curies, envoie Kaboul, son fils, cavalier virtuose, et sa plus belle monture, pour jouer le Bouchkazi du Roi Mais ce voyage travers les montagnes, est en r alit un v ritable parcours initiatique la haine pour ce fils, orgueilleux et m prisant, la luxure et la convoitise pour le fid le serviteur, et l orgueil et la sagesse pour le vieux p re.Ce roman est proprement parler une fresque qui sait m ler avec adresse de grands paysages et des sentiments tr s violents On suit avec impatience le parcours de ces personnages, qui semblent bien r els, car chacun est en proie aux tourments de l me humaine et aux diff rents ges de la vie Par petites touches, Kessel transforme ses personnages, les m rit, les transfigure dans leurs passions Mais c est aussi un conte que ce merveilleux roman, impr gn de saveurs rudes mais enivrantes de l orient, avec ces descriptions de caravans rails, de caravanes La plume de Kessel est belle, simple mais l g re, et quelques mots lui suffisent pour dresser une sc ne poignante ou pique.Un tr s beau r cit, qu il ne faut manquer sous aucun pr texte Joseph Kessel nous guide travers l Afghanistan des ann es 1960, loin des guerres et de l absurdit des chefs de guerre, occidentaux et fondamendalistes Il s agit d une des aventures les plus belles et les plus f roces que l auteur ait racont , travers des paysages aux descriptions fantastiques A noter l extraordinaire et haletante partie de buskashi, tradition bannie aujourd hui par les talibans et pseudo modernistes. This is an older book I read as a teenager, upon my parents recommendation I loved it then because it seemed a grand adventure story involving a horse of almost supernatural powers I reread it recently as an adult and was impressed at how good it is It is a character study of a father son relationship It s a story about all kinds of relationships really It s a story about courage and cruelty and the difference between the two It s a story about Afghanistan It provides a rare glimpse insi This is an older book I read as a teenager, upon my parents recommendation I loved it then because it seemed a grand adventure story involving a horse of almost supernatural powers I reread it recently as an adult and was impressed at how good it is It is a character study of a father son relationship It s a story about all kinds of relationships really It s a story about courage and cruelty and the difference between the two It s a story about Afghanistan It provides a rare glimpse inside this country before Russia and America got hold of it and makes you understand and appreciate the Afghan people It s just a wonderful read all around and one of those rare books that I think men and women might enjoy equally Kendi postu i inde yaln zl ktan bo ulup kalmak istemeyen herkes kendini bir ba kas i in gerekli hissetmek ister nsan bazen korumak, bazen de s nmak ister Atl lar, eski ticaret yollar n n kesi ti i, sert r zgarlar n esti i, sarp da larla evrili, Afganistan n, ko lar n, horozlar n k yas ya d v t r ld pazar yerlerinde, esrar dolu, ilkel hanlar nda, bey malikanelerinde, paha bi ilmez atlar n yeti tirildi i haralar nda, onurun pey olarak ortaya s r ld buzka i yar lar nda, kahramanl Kendi postu i inde yaln zl ktan bo ulup kalmak istemeyen herkes kendini bir ba kas i in gerekli hissetmek ister nsan bazen korumak, bazen de s nmak ister Atl lar, eski ticaret yollar n n kesi ti i, sert r zgarlar n esti i, sarp da larla evrili, Afganistan n, ko lar n, horozlar n k yas ya d v t r ld pazar yerlerinde, esrar dolu, ilkel hanlar nda, bey malikanelerinde, paha bi ilmez atlar n yeti tirildi i haralar nda, onurun pey olarak ortaya s r ld buzka i yar lar nda, kahramanl n s nand sarp da larda bir renk c mb i inde ge er.K tab n ki ileri atlara tutkundur fkeleri, k skan l klar , nefretleri yo undur G l olduklar n s rekli kan tlamak isterler B t n bu frenleyemedikleri eref, cesaret, gurur gibi tutkular i inde huzursuzdurlar, yaln zd rlar Destan anlat c s Gardi Ge bir g n Osman Beyin topraklar na gelir Da lardan ba ka bir ey bilmeyen k y halk na ehirde oynanacak olan buzka i oyunundan s z eder Buzka iyi kazanmak Afganlar i in onurlar n en b y d r Atlar n Efendisi olarak an lan Osman Beyin haralar n n idarecisi B y k Tursen in o lu Uraz yar malara kat l r ama bu geleneksel oyunu kazanamaz Utanc n rtmek ve kendini kan tlamak i in evine d nmek zere kendini sarp da lara vurur Sert Afgan do as nda Uraz b y k g l klerle kar kar ya kalacak, aman vermez da larda kendini s nayacak, ve galip geldik e zsayg s n ve onurunu yeniden kazanacakt r Onuru y z nden kimseye yana amayan, ger ek bir ili ki kuramayan babas Atlar n Efendisi B y k Tursen, kitab n sonunda bir ba kas n n yard m n , utan duymadan kabullendi inde ve g nl ne s n r koymadan verebildi inde bu yaln zl ktan kurtularak huzura kavu acakt r {Free Epub} ⚩ The Horsemen ñ The Horsemen is an epic novel of man pitted against nature The setting is Afghanistan a country of rugged landscape and savage winds, at the crossroads of Asia, where people live today much as they did eight hundred years ago A match of buzkashi a savage tournament of horsemen is to be held in the capital to celebrate the king s birthday Uraz, son of the renowed Master of the Horse, Tursen, is riding in the place of his father, who is now too old to participate in the contest Although Tursen grudgingly promises his son Jahil, the fiercest of his stallions, he bitterly resents his son s replacing him and secretly hopes that he will lose Jahil is indeed the winning horse, but not with Uraz as his rider The young man is thrown from the horse and taken to the king s hospitalHumiliated by his defeat and anticipating his father s bitter scorn, Uraz decides to leave the capital and the modern world he doesn t understand In order to wash away his shame, Uraz intentionally chooses the most difficult route over the great steppes he wants to make his journey a triumph even greater than victory in the buzkashi would have been During this odyssey, which lasts for months, and of his steadily worsening physical condition, Uraz stops at nothing to tempt fate and wreak vengeance on himself Recklessly he crosses through the mountain gorges so narrow his horse can hardly pass he traverses barren plateaus where only wild dogs roam Motivated by emotions he can barely understand, he drives himself faster and faster back to the home of a father he both fears and derides, yet who alone can make him come to terms with himselfEverything in The Horsemen disorients the reader from the modern world the awesomeness of nature, the savagery of the characters, their pride, contempt, rage, and their passion for horses Yet at the same time the reader is aware that The Horsemen is a story of today The rigid and barbaric code by which these people live draws on basic human values that transcend time physical courage, personal honor, and loyalty are emotions that are closer to the core of human existence than some moderns might suppose If only for this reason, and not for its narrative brilliance, the author of The Old Man and the Sea would have admired The Horsemen Encore un livre de chevet