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Жизнь и судьба

Summary ï Жизнь и судьба 105 Vasily Grossman ¹ 5 characters Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Vasily Grossman THE ORIGINAL TRANSLATION BY ROBERT CHANDLER UPDATED AND REVISEDThe twentieth century War and Peace a broad portrait of an age and a searing vision of Stalinist Russia Life and Fate is also the story of a family the Shaposhnikovs whose lives in the army the gulag a physics institute a power sta. 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 those scribblers and Grossman is the fact that he told the truth Nor is there anything in Life and Fate to compare with Tolstoy s fantastic scenes of the nobility There s no crystal or caviar no six horse barouches no perfumed d colletage no placid landscapes and of course no character even remotely like Field Marshal Kutuzov who when he hears of the retreating French mutters to himself I shall make them eat horse meat Late in Life and Fate however when the Germans encircled at Stalingrad were hacking away at a frozen horse this reader could think of nothing elseThis is the first book I ve read that has given me a sense of how World War II affected the whole of the USSR It s all here the Battle for Stalingrad the Siege of Leningrad the evacuation of Moscow and other major cities life in the country the miserable rationing system the sheer sense of deprivation The canvas is huge but Grossman who can describe entire crowds in a brief paragraph never pulls focus so far back that the individual is lost This approach the only one possible seems a refutation of the Communist raison d tre itself One is reminded why so much of the Communist Party agitprop failed It was not only because it was horribly written though in the West even poorly written pulp novels are to a certain extent readable see Philip K Dick et al no it was because agitprop ignored the individual who when he or she did appear was rendered meaningful only to the extent that he or she supported the group It goes without saying of course that novels are dependent on characters not crowds Grossman s narrative consists of the following interlarded story lines involving a single extended family the Shaposhnikovs What I will provide here is just the barest outline First there s physicist Viktor Pavlovich Shtrum married to the shrill Lyudmila Nikolaevna Viktor a great theoretical genius and a Jew undergoes a crisis of conscience How can he possibly support his criminal genocidal state The crisis all but tears him to pieces He s also in love with a colleague s wife so there s ample heartbreak Second is the story of the Battle for Stalingrad before and after the German capitulation Here one Krymov a political commissar and as such like his fellows a perpetual thorn in the side of army officers discovers that no amount of blind alliegiance will ever protect him from the capricious and paranoid hand of Beria s state security apparatus It s a miracle Stalingrad was won Thank God for Lend Lease A third story line deals with the remnant of Red Army soldiers who have remained alive in Nazi death camps after the first terrible year of the war during which three million were captured and killed Fourth is the story of Abarchuk Lyudmila s first husband and his life in the Gulag Even Solzhenitzyn s Gulag Archipelago did not prepare me for the drama here Fifth we have the story of the indecisive Yevgenia Nikolaevna and the harm she causes while vacillating between two men Krymov the husband she s left and her new love Novikov commander of a tank battalion and one of the heroes of Stalingrad There s much of course No summary can do even provisional justice to this 900 pagerGrossman s style is deceptively flat Look at how concisely he describes an entire barrack s full of people one at a time It s masterful Or the way he evokes the moods of the Volga and the apocalyptic cityscape of Stalingrad What was especially interesting to me was how adroitly he switched from one subplot to another while sustaining interest If he has a tendency toward the occassional purplish passage and a penchant for pseudo philosophical musings he makes up for it with the overarching thrust of his narrative Grossman transcends his model I ve never read anything like it Recommended with brio Mother Clap's Molly House (Methuen Drama) year of the war during which three million were captured and killed Fourth is the story of Abarchuk Lyudmila s first husband and his life in the Gulag Even Solzhenitzyn s Gulag Archipelago did not prepare me for the drama here Fifth we have the story of the indecisive Yevgenia Nikolaevna and the harm she causes while vacillating between two men Krymov the husband she s left and her new love Novikov commander of a tank battalion and one of the heroes of Stalingrad There s much of course No summary can do even provisional justice to this 900 pagerGrossman s style is deceptively flat Look at how concisely he describes an entire barrack s full of people one at a time It s masterful Or the way he evokes the moods of the Volga and the apocalyptic cityscape of Stalingrad What was especially interesting to me was how adroitly he switched from one subplot to another while sustaining interest If he has a tendency toward the occassional purplish passage and a penchant for pseudo philosophical musings he makes up for it with the overarching thrust of his narrative Grossman transcends his model I ve never read anything like it Recommended with brio

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Summary ï Жизнь и судьба 105 Vasily Grossman ¹ 5 characters Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Vasily Grossman 980The Vintage Classic Russians Series Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution these are must have beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression. 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 scenes in this book But it s the constant juxtaposition of the tragic and the comic the grand and the banal that gives this novel its true heft Berlin Alexanderplatz yet luminous Many have mentioned Chekhov as model for the writing style and that feels right to me There are some truly haunting scenes in this book But it s the constant juxtaposition of the tragic and the comic the grand and the banal that gives this novel its true heft

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Summary ï Жизнь и судьба 105 Vasily Grossman ¹ 5 characters Summary ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ Vasily Grossman Tion and a concentration camp are stunningly evoked from their darkest to their most poetic momentsJudged so dangerous by the Soviet authorities that the manuscript was immediately confiscated when completed in 1960 Grossman’s masterpiece was finally smuggled into the West and published in 1. A monumental novel in the Great Russian tradition which has been rightly compared with War and Peace It focuses on the Battle of Stalingrad but covers a Science Institute various prison camps and a concentration camp The list of characters is vast and the dramatis personae in my edition was well used Grossman was a journalist who covered the Battle of Stalingrad from the front line and his experience shows However this is like War and Peace very much not just a war novel Its scope is broad and it provides a penetrating analysis of the Soviet system and Stalinism in particular As you would expect the plot is interwoven with numerous themes Grossman was a Jew and Jewish identity is explored through one of the main characters the scientist Victor Shtrum The description of the gas chamber is a very powerful piece of writing focussing as it does on a child and an unrelated woman who provides comfort Her eyes which have read Homer Izvestia Huckleberry Finn and Mayne Reid that had looked at good people and bad people that had seen the geese in the green meadows of Kursk the stars above the observatory at Pulkovo the glitter of surgical steel the Mona Lisa in the Louvre tomatoes and turnips in the bins at market the blue water of Issyk Kul her eyes were no longer of any use to her If someone had blinded her she would have felt no sense of lossSofya Levinton felt the boy s body subside in her arms This boy with his slight bird like body has left before her I ve become a mother she thought That was her last thoughtHer heart however still had life in it it contracted ached and felt pity for all of you both living and dead Sofya Osipovna felt a wave of nausea She pressed David now a doll to herself she became dead a doll Grossman despite the horrors he describes clearly still believes in the fundamental goodness of humanity One of the main focuses of the book is the criticism of Stalinism the sheer pointless stupidity of a totalitarian regime A number of the characters in the novel are old Bolsheviks who are struggling to come to terms with Stalin s regime and especially with the mass arrests of 1937 We see a number of them in camps and prisons trying to create some meaning in their situation The comparisons with War and Peace have some limitations Tolstoy was looking back Grossman was actually there and his journalistic training shines through He is able to compare the regimes of Hitler and Stalin and note the similarities This is a great novel which takes you along with its sheer power and the magnificence of the writing The canvas may sometimes be like a Breughel but Grossman s writing is suffused with optimism about humanity despite it all Somebody Else Is On The Moon you would expect the plot is interwoven with numerous themes Grossman was a Jew and Jewish identity is explored through one of the main characters the scientist Victor Shtrum The description of the gas chamber is a very powerful piece of writing focussing as it does on a child and an unrelated woman who provides comfort Her eyes which have read Homer Izvestia Huckleberry Finn and Mayne Reid that had looked at good people and bad people that had seen the geese in the green meadows of Kursk the stars above the observatory at Pulkovo the glitter of surgical steel the Mona Lisa in the Louvre tomatoes and turnips in the bins at market the blue water of Issyk Kul her eyes were no longer of any use to her If someone had blinded her she would have felt no sense of lossSofya Levinton felt the boy s body subside in her arms This boy with his slight bird like body has left before her I ve become a mother she thought That was her last thoughtHer heart however still had life in it it contracted ached and felt pity for all of Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide you both living and dead Sofya Osipovna felt a wave of nausea She pressed David now a doll to herself she became dead a doll Grossman despite the horrors he describes clearly still believes in the fundamental goodness of humanity One of the main focuses of the book is the criticism of Stalinism the sheer pointless stupidity of a totalitarian regime A number of the characters in the novel are old Bolsheviks who are struggling to come to terms with Stalin s regime and especially with the mass arrests of 1937 We see a number of them in camps and prisons trying to create some meaning in their situation The comparisons with War and Peace have some limitations Tolstoy was looking back Grossman was actually there and his journalistic training shines through He is able to compare the regimes of Hitler and Stalin and note the similarities This is a great novel which takes Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide you along with its sheer power and the magnificence of the writing The canvas may sometimes be like a Breughel but Grossman s writing is suffused with optimism about humanity despite it all

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  • Жизнь и судьба
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