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Life & Fate

GROSSMAN, VASILY

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ISBN 10: 0002614545 / ISBN 13: 9780002614542
Editorial: Collins Harvill, London, 1985
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Black paper over boards, in the pictorial dust jacket. Collins rubber stamped ``C`` to title page. Last two leaves not evenly shaved by printiner. Price clipped dust jacket with a few creases at edges and a skinny 1" long chip at spine. A good clean copy overall. N° de ref. de la librería 002052

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Título: Life & Fate

Editorial: Collins Harvill, London

Año de publicación: 1985

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good+

Edición: First Edition in English.

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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.

Life and Fate juxtaposes bedrooms and snipers’ nests, scientific laboratories and the Gulag, taking us deep into the hearts and minds of characters ranging from a boy on his way to the gas chambers to Hitler and Stalin themselves.

This novel of unsparing realism and visionary moral intensity is one of the supreme achievements of modern Russian literature.

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Suppressed by the KGB, Life and Fate is a rich and vivid account of what the Second World War meant to the Soviet Union.
On its completion in 1960, Life and Fate was suppressed by the KGB. Twenty years later, the novel was smuggled out of the Soviet Union on microfilm. At the centre of this epic novel looms the battle of Stalingrad. Within a world torn apart by ideological tyranny and war, Grossman's characters must work out their destinies. Chief among these are the members of the Shaposhnikov family - Lyudmila, a mother destroyed by grief for her dead son; Viktor, her scientist-husband who falls victim to anti-semitism; and Yevgenia, forced to choose between her love for the courageous tank-commander Novikov and her duty to her former husband. Life and Fate is one of the great Russian novels of the 20th century, and the richest and most vivid account there is of what the Second World War meant to the Soviet Union.

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