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    (PDF/EPUB) [Жизнь и судьба] » Vasily Grossman 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

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Жизнь и судьба] » Vasily Grossman Free read â PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Vasily Grossman A confession in three parts I Well I was completely wrong about this book and I am pleased to admit it To nuance that if I was going to give it a Goodreads star rating it would be two star maybe two and a half or 247I was even so unwise to tell a very dear friend that in my opinion it was no than a 20th century rewrite of War and Peace which it is but importantly it emphatically is notI had also imagined that it was about the battle of Sta

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Жизнь и судьба] » Vasily Grossman 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

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Жизнь и судьба] » Vasily Grossman The past as they say is a foreign country and also a literate oneThe USSR in the first half of the twentieth century was a place where a father would worry about which poets were read by his daughter’s boyfriend a place where you might still love someone despite their inability to distinguish Balzac from Flaubert and where a soldier on the front line of one of the most dreadful military conflicts in history would comp

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    (PDF/EPUB) [Жизнь и судьба] » Vasily Grossman 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

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Жизнь и судьба

Free download Жизнь и судьба ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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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Free download Жизнь и судьба ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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. I have to use the M word for this panoramic portrayal of the Soviet experience of World War 2 masterpiece I was moved and uplifted enlightened and devastated and ultimately made into a better person wit empathy and understanding of the human condition This is an insider s view as is made clear by the wonderful background provided by the translator Robert Chandler Grossman was a Ukrainian Jew who studied chemistry in his youth became a novelist with the support of Gorky and with the advent of war became a renowned war correspondent who covered Stalingrad and the fall of Berlin and who pieced together for the first time in print the hidden story of the operations of a German death camp Treblinka This book was completed in 1960 but the manuscript was seized and suppressed by the KGB Fortunately a copy was smuggled out a decade later through the efforts of Sakharov and Voinovitch and reached print in the West in the early 80sThe novel is very ambitious in portraying seminal events from a range of perspectives from peasants to scientists from partisans to generals with brief forays into viewpoint of German soldiers as well What helps with integration across its broad scope is that most of the stories are confined to the Winter of 1942 43 during which the Battle of Stalingrad became the turning point in the war Also in the tradition of War and Peace which I haven t read the narrative places various members of one large extended family at the core of most of the scenarios used to bring to life a nation and a society at war the elderly Shaposhnikova matriarch stuck in Ukraine at the onset of war ends up confined by the Germans in a Jewish ghetto that is later massacred her son Viktor a Jewish theoretical physicist who is driven by pure science and tested in his integrity by politics his wife s ex husband who is placed in a Soviet work camp among Trotsky style Bolsheviks purged in 1937 his sister in law who is torn between her ex husband and her fianc the first a party true believer who serves as a political officer in Stalingrad and is later falsely accused and imprisoned in Moscow as a traitor and the latter a colonel of a tank brigade who leads the Soviet counterstrike at Stalingrad Viktor s sister a Moscow physician caught while traveling bravely experiences a trip by cattle car to meet her fate in a gas chamber There is a pervasive tender compassion for all but not for the true enemies the totalitarian states of Hitler and Stalin which Grossman shows to be mirrored twins in so many ways Grossman s compassion comes from wanting to give voice to the dead such as his own mother who was killed with about 30000 other Jews in Bedichev in Ukraine and to whom the book is dedicated Like others writers who have borne witness to the Holocaust he is concerned with how it affects our conception of what it means to be human and the nature of good and evil How so many held on forlornly to hope and passively obeyed How millions could ignore what was happening and let people be led like lambs to the slaughter And how others rebelled and resisted in small ways or at great risk to themselves Grossman breaks through from the narrative to speak of these things but mostly he brings these themes to life through his characters and in both approaches uses transcendent language full of sublime or horrific beautyReading this book takes a special commitment not just of the investment of time it takes to read such a massive tome but also in emotional trust that it will not just wrench you pitilessly and leave you like a rag in despair Grossman somehow achieves the miracle of infusing hope at every turn in a way that transcends death For example there is a point where a poet in a work camp expounds on how simple human kindness such as sharing a scrap of bread with an enemy is a core of humanity that persists despite all brutality and despair In this uote Viktor s mother speaks elouently of resilient hope in a letter to him from a doomed Jewish ghetto The sorrow there is in man the less hope he has of survival the better the kinder the generous he becomesThe poorest people the tailors and tinsmiths the ones without hope are so much nobler generous and intelligent than the people who ve somehow managed to lay by a few provisions The young schoolmistresses Spilberg the eccentric old teacher and chess player the timid women who work in the library Reyvich the engineer who s helpless than a child yet dreams of arming the ghetto with hand made grenades what wonderful impractical dear sad good people they all are People carry on Vitra as though their whole life lies ahead of them It s impossible to say if that is wise or foolish it s just the way people areThe woman doctor in her last moments is here uplifted by communion with a boy she helped on the cattle car to the gas chamber 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 dollThe political commissar in the besieged tractor factory at Stalingrad is suddenly uplifted by music in a pause in the fighting Somehow the music seemed to have helped him understand time Time is a transparent medium People and cities rise out of it move through it and disappear back into it It is time that brings them and time that takes them away Such is time everything passes it alone remains everything remains it alone passes And how swiftly and noiselessly it passes Only yesterday you were sure of yourself strong and cheerful a son of the time But now another time has come and you don t even know itIn yesterday s fighting time has been torn to shreds now it emerged again from the plywood fiddle belonging to Rubunchik the barber This fiddle told some that their time had come and others that their time had passed I m finished Krymov said to himself Finished Suddenly Krymov remembered one summer night the large dark eyes of a Cossack girl and her hot whisper Yes in spite of everything life was goodThe fiddler stopped and a uiet murmur became audible the sound of the water flowing by under the wooden duckboards It seemed to Krymov that his soul was indeed a well that had been dry and empty but now it was gently filling with waterI end this excessively long review with samples of the many kernels of truth that help make the journey of this book worthwhile Having established man s readiness to obey when confronted with limitless violence we must go on to draw one further conclusion that is of importance for an understanding of man and his future Does human nature overcome a true change in the cauldron of totalitarian violence Does man lose his innate yearning for freedom The fate of both man and the totalitarian State depends on the answer to this uestion If human nature does change then the eternal and world wide triumph of the dictatorial State is assured if his yearning for freedom remains constant then the totalitarian State is doomedFrom examples over history of individual and group defiance of these destructive forces Grossman finds that All these bear witness to the indestructability of man s yearning for freedom The yearning was suppressed but it continues to exist Man s fate may make him a slave but his nature remains unchangedMan s innate yearning for freedom can be suppressed but never destroyed Totalitarianism cannot renounce violence If it does it perishes eternal ceaseless violence overt or covert is the basis of totalitarianism Man does not renounce freedom voluntarily This conclusion holds out hope for our time hope for our futureIn the words of a poet in a Soviet work camp I find sustenance in Grossman s vision of the eternal in individual consciousness When a person dies they cross over from the realm of freedom to the realm of slavery What constitutes the freedom the soul of an individual life is its uniueness The reflection of the universe in someone s consciousness is the foundation of his or her power but life only becomes happiness is only endowed with freedom and meaning when someone exists as a whole world that has never been repeated in all eternity Only then can they experience the joy of freedom and kindness finding in others what they have already found in themselves

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Free download Жизнь и судьба ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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

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