Life and Fate

Grossman V.

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ISBN: 978-0-099-50616-4
Внешнее покрытие издания: в обл.
Язык текста: англ.
Фамилия автора в заголовке: Grossman
Инициалы автора (личного имени (имен)): V.
Код отношений (роль соавтора в издании): 070 Автор
Основное заглавие: Life and Fate
Сведения, относящиеся к заглавию: A Novel
Первые сведения об ответственности: V. Grossman
Последующие сведения об ответственности: Transl. and with an Introduction by R. Chandler
Место издания: London
Издатель: Vintage Books
Дата издания: 2006
Объем издания (количество страниц): 864
Высота, см.: 20
Определитель УДК: -3=111
Полная форма имени (имен) и отчества: Vasily
Заглавие серии: Vintage Classics
Индекс УДК: 821.161.1
Статус записи (Тип информации): В наличии
Ширина, см: 12,8
Толщина, см: 4,2
Вес в граммах: 702
Артикул: 1686905

Описание

This sweeping account of the siege of Stalingrad aims to give as panoramic a view of Soviet society during World War II as Tolstoy did of Russian life in the epoch of the Napoleonic Wars. Completed in 1960 and then confiscated by the KGB, it remained unpublished at the author's death in 1964; it was smuggled into the West in 1980. Grossman offers a bitter, compelling vision of a totalitarian regime where the spirit of freedom that arose among those under fire was feared by the state at least as much as were the Nazis. His huge cast of characters includes an old Bolshevik now under arrest, a physicist pressured to make his scientific discoveries conform to "socialist reality" and a Jewish doctor en route to the gas chambers in occupied Russia. Ironically, just as Stalingrad is liberated from the Germans, many of the characters find themselves bound in new slavery to the Soviet government. Yet Grossman suggests that the spirit of freedom can never be completely crushed. His lengthy, absorbing novel, which rejected the compromises of a lifetime and earned its author denunciation and disgrace testifies eloquently to that spirit.