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Life and Fate (1980) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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 snipersí 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.

Original title: Жизнь и судьба [Zhizn i sudba]
Original languages: Russian


Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War II

Edition #1: Life and Fate

Life and Fate (1985)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Robert Chandler
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Manifested in:

Life and Fate (May 16, 2006)

Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590172019
Dimensions: 5.8 x 7.2 x 1.9
Pages: 880

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