Life & Fate

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A striking new edition of a masterpiece of 20th century Russian literature, which has survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.Life & Fate: by Vasily Grossman (1905-64), in English translation by Robert Chandler, offered a ‘War and Peace’ for the 20th century. Set around the siege of Stalingrad, the book paints a broad portrait of an age and a searing vision of Stalinist Russia, but is also the story of a family, the Shaposhnikovs, whose lives in the army, the gulag, a physics institute, a power station and a concentration camp are stunningly evoked, from their darkest to their most poetic moments. Judged 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 1980.

Paperback, 864 pages.
21.3 x 15cm.
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