Life and Fate
By (author) Vasily Grossman
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Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
Book DescriptionLife 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 destiniesin a world torn 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 Completed in 1960 and then confiscated by the KGB, this sweeping panorama of Soviet Society remained unpublished until it was smuggled into the West in 1980, where it was hailed as a masterpiece.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099506164
(198mm x 129mm x 47mm)
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Ivan Grigoryevich has been in the Gulag for thirty years. Released after Stalin's death, he finds that the years of terror have imposed a collective moral slavery. He must struggle to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar world.
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Author Biography - Vasily Grossman
Vasily Grossman was born in 1905. In 1941, he became a war reporter for the Red Army newspaper Red Star and came to be regarded as a legendary war hero. Life and Fate, his masterpiece, was considered a threat to the totalitarian regime, and Grossman was told that there was no chance of the novel being published for another 200 years. Grossman died in 1964.
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