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Almost seriously...

Almost seriously...

Author: Yuri Nikulin

ISBN: 978-954-320-189-1
Category: Biographies
Cover: Paperback, Format: 14x21, Pages: 592, Weight: 575 g

Price: 25.00 lv

Votes: 3

The memoirs of the irresistible Yuri Nikulin have been republished thirteen times in Russian since they first appeared in 1979. But the latest edition is different, for it is the first one to come out after the actor's death in 1997, and it contains some unique photographs, never published before. As a motto for one of the first chapters, the author chose the words of the Polish writer Stanislaw Jerzy Lec: "Life takes up an awefully great deal of people's time". True, especially if it is a life as intense and packed with activity as Nikulin's. The great actor talks about himself with the mild irony characteristic of a man of rich experience, worldly wisdom, and an inexhaustible sense of humour; he talks seriously about the others, about relatives and friends, about famous and not too famous yet interesting personalities of the circus and the world of cinema. He writes frankly and compellingly. Here there is no trace of invention or of glorifying the events of life and of human existence in general. The circus clown, the actor of the films Caucasian Captive, They Fought for Their Native Land, The Diamond Hand, The Twelve Chairs, and many other unforgettable films that have left an indelible mark in the memories of several generations, displays his brilliance in the sphere of writing as well. In leafing through Almost Seriously... and when starting to read it, you can almost feel Nikulin sitting by you and spinning his story, telling his vivid, colourful life compellingly and with eloquence to you and you alone.

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