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Riassunto: 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.
From the Inside Flap:
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.
Titolo: Life and Fate
Casa editrice: Harvill
Data di pubblicazione: 1995
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR001801144
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001692477
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR001792262
Descrizione libro Harvill, 1995. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fair. Used book with a little creasing to cover. Page edges tanned with a few scuff marks. Binding tight and pages bright.Spine uncreased. Codice libro della libreria 000888
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Used; Very Good. LÃ gers plis sur couverture et sur dos, ainsi que sur le coin supÃ rieur droit recto. Codice libro della libreria 18838 B
Descrizione libro Harvill, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. 1860460194. Codice libro della libreria IM245479
Descrizione libro Harvill, 1995. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. The book looks fine, unread and clean. Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. No stains, writing or reminder marks. The binding is straight and tight. Light rubbing at the corners; price intact; no interior highlights. Codice libro della libreria 015157
Descrizione libro Harvill Press 1995, 1995. New paperback. Fine and unread. Codice libro della libreria A106596
Descrizione libro Harvill, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021860460194
Descrizione libro Harvill, 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P011860460194