The Red Laugh
Leonid Andreyev
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Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AMBy Leonid Andreyev

The Red Laugh is an utterly harrowing and nightmarish depiction of a sort of apocalypse that springs from the chaos, blood, and misery of Russia s humiliating defeat in the Russo Japanese War, in language that prophetically echoes the horrors to come during the First World War Centered on two nameless characters, the first a soldier narrator and then later his civilian brThe Red Laugh is an utterly harrowing and nightmarish depiction of a sort of apocalypse that springs from the chaos, blood, and misery of Russia s humiliating defeat in the Russo Japanese War, in language that prophetically echoes the horrors to come during the First World War Centered on two nameless characters, the first a soldier narrator and then later his civilian brother, The Red Laugh presents themes of violence, war, madness, ghosts, and even the quite literal return of the dead From time to time, we meet the indescribably horrible Red Laugh itself
  • Title: The Red Laugh
  • Author: Leonid Andreyev
  • ISBN: 9781425478155
  • Page: 250
  • Format: Paperback

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Vit Babenco Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
Horror and madness.I felt it for the first time as we were marching along the road marching incessantly for ten hours without stopping, never diminishing our step, never waiting to pick up those that had fallen, but leaving them to the enemy, that was moving behind us in a compact mass only three or four hours later effacing the marks of our feet by their own The Red Laugh is like The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel but it is much bloodier and much madder His lips twitched, trying to frame a [...]
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Ina Cawl Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
realistic and unheroic portrait of war
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Bryn Hammond Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
Written in 1905, upon the first major war of the century was it , Russia Japan that particular setting being irrelevant this is a horror scape devoid of real world setting, no details except for red and orange uniforms War takes over the world in this account There is a sense of its omnipresence it saturates existence so much that corpses pop out of the ground, in the end It is a visionary story, both in being nightmarishly constructed and in seeming to prophesy the saturation level wars of the [...]
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Eadweard Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
One of the best short stories I ve ever read One could see by the unconcerned manner in which he had buried his face in the sharp burning sand, by the whiteness of the palm of his upturned hand, that he was dead, but his back was a red as if he were alive, and only a slight yellowish tinge, such as one sees on smoked meat, spoke of death I wanted to move away from him, but I had not the strength, and, tottering from weakness, I continued looking at the endless phantom like swaying files of men B [...]
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Jon(athan) Nakapalau Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
One of the first references to PTSD I have ever come across Powerful narrative about madness brought on by the horrors of war.
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Philipp Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
What a strange little book.A collection of fragments centered around a pair of brothers The first brother s path takes him to a nondescript war, which reads like a fever nightmare without sense or purpose Soldiers march on without sense or purpose, people fall to the side and die, no one knows what s going on, enemy soldiers are rarely encountered, soldiers are shot from seemingly nowhere, the skies are drenched in red.He loses his legs in what may or may not be a friendly fire incident, after [...]
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Jimmy Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
Something was ominously burning in a broad red glare, and in the smoke there swarmed monstrous, misshapen children, with heads of grown up murderers They were jumping lightly and nimbly, like young goats at play, and were breathing with difficulty, like sick people Their mouths, resembling the jaws of toads or frogs, opening widely and convulsively behind the transparent skin of their naked bodies the red blood was coursing angrily and they were killing each other at play They were the most terr [...]
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Andy Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
This was one of the best things I read all year It s only about 24,000 words, if you like surreal, dark horror infused with a lot of violence and imagery straight out of a German expressionist film, do yourself a favor and read it.For me it brought to mind Kosinski s The Painted Bird which is quite explicit about the realities of war, but this book is far horror focused, surreal, and fun to read frankly It s full of moments of profound violence, bloodletting and misanthropy, but it s wonderful [...]
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Woolrich13 Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
A brilliant nightmarish indictment of war, which, in this case appears to be based a bit on the Russo Japanese War but only tangentially The two main characters are a soldier, who returns from the fight badly maimed and half mad and then his brother, who, following the sad death of his sibling, either descends into utter madness himself or, alternately, is overtaken along with the rest of humanity by a supernatural apocalypse wherein the dead themselves return from the earth to lie there like so [...]
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Kyley Lowe Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
Excellent book about the devastation of war In only 100 pages it deals with the toll that war takes on the human body mind and spirit Chilling book Dark yet powerful
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Orcun Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
This is not about realistic description of sorrows that war brings rather, this is an abstraction over war A madness epidemic, a kind of mass psychosis including both physical and psychological violence capturing not only nameless soldiers of an unknown country, but also those living in nameless cities and waiting news from the front By pushing this double violence to the extremes beyond the boundary of being ridiculous or absurd , Andreyev creates an intentionally exaggerated, apocalyptic atmos [...]
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Tanya Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
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Margaret Chelsea Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
Tells about the inevitable wicked effects of war How war could change someone for the worst that could even lead to life comparable to death It is amazingly easy to read to my surprise, considering its morbid theme which is usually partenered with verbosity It has excellent descriptions that make it achieve its main purpose to emphasize as to stamp to people s minds and hearts how war is an utter waste of time that started from impaired ideology that backfires into one irrevocable nightmare.
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Justin Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
This is possibly the most powerful anti war story ever written I ve read it about 10 times and it has yet to lose its edge.
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Corey Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
Best modern war book written
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Ryan Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
Amazing anti war story Not may people have read this in recent years, or at least that s my impression It has zombies, that s good right
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Playwright42 Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
Not only does this story capture the absurd insanity of war, it captures the absurd insanity on the home front, too.
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Jair Ibarra Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
Es abrumadora esta historia de locura, desesperanza y dolor, no se tiene muy presente lo terrible que fueron las guerras que enfrentaron los rusos antes de su revoluci n.
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Ksenia ^_^ Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
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Ricardo Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
Amaba a Andreyev Tiene una visi n tan oscura y nihilista A parte de la obra escogidas por Aguilar no hay mucho m s en espa ol note to self tra rmelo en el pr ximo viaje Ese volumen lamentablemente no tra a El diario de Sat n que entiendo ahora s ha sido traducido al espa ol.
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Aleksandar Šegrt Feb 22, 2020 - 03:55 AM
pored sovjetskog filma idi i smotri , najbolji prikaz distorzirane realnosti rata s kojim sam do ao u dodir.
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The Red Laugh By Leonid Andreyev The Red Laugh is an utterly harrowing and nightmarish depiction of a sort of apocalypse that springs from the chaos, blood, and misery of Russia s humiliating defeat in the Russo Japanese War, in language that prophetically echoes the horrors to come during the First World War Centered on two nameless characters, the first a soldier narrator and then later his civilian brThe Red Laugh is an utterly harrowing and nightmarish depiction of a sort of apocalypse that springs from the chaos, blood, and misery of Russia s humiliating defeat in the Russo Japanese War, in language that prophetically echoes the horrors to come during the First World War Centered on two nameless characters, the first a soldier narrator and then later his civilian brother, The Red Laugh presents themes of violence, war, madness, ghosts, and even the quite literal return of the dead From time to time, we meet the indescribably horrible Red Laugh itself

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