Aedniku aasta

Aedniku aasta

Möödunud sajandi esimese poole silmapaistvaima tšehhi kirjaniku humoorikas aedniku portree kirjeldatuna kuude kaupa läbi aasta. Čapeki sõnul «aedniku tõugu inimene on tekkinud kindlasti kultuuri mõjul», sest kui ta oleks tekkinud looduslikul teel, «siis jalad oleksid tal nagu põrnikal, nii et ta ei tarvitseks kükki laskuda, ja tiivad oleksid tal esiteks ilu pärast ja teiseks sellepärast, et ta võiks lennelda oma peenarde kohal». Pühendunud aedniku hingeelu ja katsumusi on kirjeldatud haaravalt ning nauditavalt, need pakuvad muhedat äratundmisrõõmu, viivad suu naerule ja annavad kinnitust inimkonna imetlusväärsest optimismist.

1929 ilmunud originaali ilmestasid autori vanema venna Josef Čapeki joonistused.

Title:Aedniku aasta
Edition Language:Estonian
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  • jeremy

    originally published in czechoslavakia in 1929, karel čapek's the gardener's year is a charming, whimsical, and amusing little book about the joys and frustrations of gardening. known best for his ea...

  • David

    Just recently, I discovered the Modern Library Gardening Series (Michael Pollan, series editor) which published--from what I can tell--only eight classic gardening books in its series from 2002-2003. ...

  • William

    "It is only an optical illusion that my flowers die in autumn; for in reality they are born. We say that Nature rests, yet she is working like mad. She has only shut up shop and pulled the shutters do...

  • Sarah

    Don't be deceived by the gentle prose - these are the ravings of a madman. Capek really captures the ornery obsession that gardening brings out in people: It is done like this: you buy any bulbs you l...

  • Jojko

    In fact, I think I wouldnt appreciate any other version but original czech one. Its not only story itself, but the form. It is something absolutely amazing, how he can play with language. The act of r...

  • Stella

    Beautiful, positive, hopeful, witty and wonderful. Anyone who endures the trials and tribulations as well as the serene tranquility and beauty gardening can bring will enjoy this book. If you can't ge...

  • Jim

    The lengthy quotation by William really summarizes this witty and thoughtful book. It has the frenetic sense of Eastern European writing along with the sense of the gardener. Written in the early 1920...

  • Patricia

    "The best thing of all is to be a living man -- that is, a man who grows."This happy little quote, straightforward and simple and profound, could sum up this wonderful little book. ...

  • Dewey

    While I have wanted to read Karel Čapek for a considerable amount of time, I never guessed that I would begin exploring his universe through this short piece on gardening! I have little to no interes...

  • Elizabeth

    This is very charming, often humorous, and the writer communicates the essential angst of everyday gardening quite well. Hard to relate to in terms of practical gardening experience, but entertaining....