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Life and Fate Life And Fate Is An Epic Tale Of A Country Told Through The Fate Of A Single Family, The Shaposhnikovs As The Battle Of Stalingrad Looms, Grossman S Characters Must Work Out Their Destinies In A World Torn Apart By Ideological Tyranny And War Completed In 1960 And Then Confiscated By The KGB, This Sweeping Panorama Of Soviet Society Remained Unpublished Until It Was Smuggled Into The West In 1980, Where It Was Hailed As A Masterpiece Librarian S Note This Is An Alternative Cover Edition Of ISBN13 9780099506164


10 thoughts on “Life and Fate

  1. says:

    I have to use the M word for this panoramic portrayal of the Soviet experience of World War 2 masterpiece I was moved and uplifted, enlightened and devastated, and ultimately made into a better person witempathy and understanding of the human condition This is an insider s view, as is made clear by the wonderful background provided by the translator, Robert Chandler Grossman was a Ukrainian Jew who studied chemistry in his youth, became a novelist with the support of Gorky, and with t I have to use the M word for this panoramic portrayal of the Soviet experience of World War 2 masterpiece I was moved and uplifted, enlightened and devastated, and ultimately made into a better person witempathy and understanding of the human condition This is an insider s view, as is made clear by the wonderful background provided by the translator, Robert Chandler Grossman was a Ukrainian Jew who studied chemistry in his youth, became a novelist with the support of Gorky, and with the advent of war became a re...


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    QUI SI SCRIVE, NON SI VA A ZONZOQui si scrive, non si va a zonzo cos avrebbe detto Tolstoj se avesse potuto leggere Vita e destino.Qui non si va a zonzo, sono pagine con peso specifico, importanti.Da anni, molti, non leggevo un libro cos.Cos bello, cos denso, cos esigente, cos ricco.Arrivato a met , ho istintivamente rallentato, per non finirlo troppo presto, per gustarlo a fondo, distillarlo Quando l ho chiuso per l ultima volta, ho deciso di tenerlo a...


  3. says:

    When I first learned that Vasily Grossman s model for this novel was War and Peace, I thought he was setting his sights astronomically not to say unattainably high There are huge differences between the two books, of course Remember Tolstoy s lovely modulated long sentences Grossman doesn t even try to compete on that level By contrast, his language tends toward the so called Soviet realism of the day This was a style in which many of the Party hacks also wrote The difference between When I first learned that Vasily Grossman s model for this novel was War and Peace, I thought he ...


  4. says:

    A confession in three parts I Well, I was completely wrong about this book, and I am pleased to admit it To nuance that, if I was going to give it a Goodreads star rating it would be two star, maybe two and a half, or 2.47.I was even so unwise to tell a very dear friend that in my opinion it was nothan a 20th century rewrite of War and Peace, which it is but importantly it emphatically is not.I had also imagined that it was about the battle of Stalingrad, reading, I see that really A confession in three parts I Well, I was completely wrong about this book, and I am pleased to admit it To nuance that, if I was going to give it a Goodreads star rating it would be two star, maybe two and a half, or 2.47.I was even so unwise to tell a very dear friend that in my opinion it was nothan a 20th century rewrite of War and Peace, which it is but importantly it emphatically is not.I had also imagined that it was about the battle of Stalingrad, reading, I see that really it is about anti Semitism, actually the issue of being Jewish in modern totalitarian states in which number I include on the grounds of laziness the so called nation states which have admittedly increasingly only implicit notions of exclusivity Part 2, chapter 31 treats anti semitism in detail but it is present throughout in a range of forms, notably none of the Jewish characters seem to be observant, not Yiddish speaking, while people...


  5. says:

    Rese a completa este libro est ambientado durante la batalla de Stalingrado, realmente lo que muestra son retazos de vidas durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial Puntos de vista muy dispares, personajes que sufrieron desde los campos de trabajo a los de concentraci n, el asedio, las bombas, la vida en el frente y la angustia por los familiares desaparecidos Vida y destino es mucho m s que una cr nica, habla de arte, literatura, dignidad, amor Rese a completa este libro est ambientado durante la batalla de Stalingrado, realmente lo que muestra son retazos de vidas durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial Puntos de vista muy dispares, personajes que sufrieron desde los campos de trabajo a los de concentraci n, el asedio, las bombas, la vida en el frente y la angustia por los familiares desaparecidos Vida y destino es mucho m s que una cr nica, habla de arte, li...


  6. says:

    When you consider the steps that had to be taken to smuggle this novel out of the Soviet Union, painstakingly photographed page by page on microfilm, you cannot but marvel at the determination and effort made by believers in the power of the written word to bring such important stories to light This epic novel is, along with Victor Serge s stunning masterwork Unforgiving Ye...


  7. says:

    Both epic in scope and intimate in detail, this powerhouse novel had me riveted from the very beginning The prose style is spare yet luminous Many have mentioned Chekhov as model for the writing style, and that feels right to me There are some truly haunting s...


  8. says:

    Zhizn i sadba Life and Fate a novel Stalingrad 2 , Vasily Grossman 1377 919 9644353102 1386 9789644483660 20 1941Zhizn i sadba Life and Fate a novel Stalingrad 2 , Vasily Grossman 1377 919 9644353102 1386 9789644483660 20 1941


  9. says:

    This is a huge sprawling novel, centred around the battle of Stalingrad, but weaving in and out and incorporating the Holocaust, the Soviet detention centres, Soviet science under Stalin, life at the front, life at home, and the nature of freedom and humanity And I found Grossman s musings on the latter tworeadable than Tolstoy s long philosophical digressions, to be perfectly honest Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and enfor This is a huge sprawling novel, centred around the battle of Stalingrad, but weaving in and out ...


  10. says:

    What an astonishing book Life and Fate is what an astonishing man Vasily Grossman must have been I ve already written a partial assessment of this literary masterpiece on my Ana the Imp blog, a post I headed The Grand Inquisitor, which focused on the contents of a single chapter, one I had just finished, one that literally winded me, both intellectually and emotionally Well, now I ve finished the whole novel and it captivated me from beginning to end captivated me with its intensity, its ran What an astonishing book Life and Fate is what an astonishing man Vasily Grossman must have been I ve already written a partial assessment of this literary masterpiece on my Ana the Imp blog, a post I headed The Grand Inquisitor, which focused on the contents of a single chapter, one I had just finished, one that literally winded me, both intellectually and emotionally Well, now I ve finished the whole novel and it captivated me from beginning to end captivated me with its intensity, its range, its breadth and depth of vision captivated me with it s simple humanity I ve heard other novels likened to Tolstoy s War and Peace, most recently The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell, a grossly overrated and at points unbelievably dull book But Life and Fate, with no exaggeration at all, can truly be said to stand in the same literary pantheon as Tolstoy s panorama that Grossman found the voice of the Great Patriotic War as Tolstoy found that of the Patriotic War ...


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