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The Vintage Classics Russians Series - sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history. The great Russian 20th-century novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Stalingrad. Life and Fate is an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs.
It would be desirable, if possible, to dissolve such inevitable Cold War accretions by taking a more formalist approach to this historical novel about the years —
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Like a handful of other people a decade ago, I felt that I held a samizdat ; no one else I knew had ever heard of it. Grossman was a Soviet Jewish journalist who covered the battle of Stalingrad and the liberation of the Treblinka extermination camp. After the war he wrote this epic novel. Life and Fate is a Soviet War and Peace, in which every aspect of society radiates out from the central characters, Viktor Shtrum and his wife Lyudmila. Dozens more interlinked people endure the war and its impact on ordinary and important lives, including those of Stalin and Hitler. The novel is long, pages in the Harvill edition, with a huge cast of characters that makes for a formidable challenge. Grossman was not a natural stylist — he wrote in journalistic prose; there is little lyricism.
Technically, it is the second half of the author's conceived two-part book under the same title. Although the first half, the novel For a Just Cause , written during the rule of Joseph Stalin and first published in , expresses loyalty to the regime, Life and Fate sharply criticises Stalinism. Vasily Grossman, a Russian Jew, became a correspondent for the Soviet military paper Krasnaya Zvezda , having volunteered and been rejected for military service in He spent approximately 1, days on the front lines, roughly three of the four years of the conflict between the Germans and Soviets. He was one of the first journalists to write about the genocide of people in Eastern Europe and was present at many famous battles. Life and Fate was his defining achievement,  its writing in part motivated by guilt over the death of his mother in the Berdychiv massacre at Berdychiv UkSSR in September
Life and Fate
Look Inside. A book judged so dangerous in the Soviet Union that not only the manuscript but the ribbons on which it had been typed were confiscated by the state, Life and Fate is an epic tale of World War II and a profound reckoning with the dark forces that dominated the twentieth century. Interweaving a transfixing account of the battle of Stalingrad with the story of a single middle-class family, the Shaposhnikovs, scattered by fortune from Germany to Siberia, Vasily Grossman fashions an immense, intricately detailed tapestry depicting a time of almost unimaginable horror and even stranger hope. This novel of unsparing realism and visionary moral intensity is one of the supreme achievements of modern Russian literature. An absolute sprawling and haunting masterpiece that should be on every list.
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This massive novel aims to do for World War II what War and Peace did for Napoleon's invasion of cand the comparison is not unjustified. Also the same is the terror and loss of will of the invading commander-in-chief when suddenly he understands that "Russia's so vast. We struck with an open hand, our fingers stretching across the infinite spaces of the East. And there was always a lack of reserves, a gaping void in the rear of the victorious forces and at their flanks. The narrative technique too is comparable.
Life and Fate (Vintage Classic Russians Series)
Все будет прекрасно. Приближаясь к пиджаку защитного цвета, он не обращал внимания на сердитый шепот людей, которых обгонял. Прихожане могли понять нетерпение этого человека, стремившегося получить благословение, но ведь существуют строгие правила протокола: подходить к причастию нужно, выстроившись в две линии. Халохот продолжал двигаться .
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