skip to content
A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945

Author: Antony Beevor
Publisher: London : The Harvill Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Vasily Grossman's masterpiece Life and Fate is rated by many as the greatest Russian novel of the twentieth century. Among its admirers is Antony Beevor, the bestselling author of Stalingrad and Berlin. A Writer at War is based on the notebooks in which Grossman gathered his raw material. It depicts as never before the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front and the lives and deaths of infantrymen, tank drivers,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, Russian
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Writer at war.
London : The Harvill Press, 2005
(OCoLC)595227359
Online version:
Writer at war.
London : The Harvill Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607568818
Named Person: Vasiliĭ Grossman; Vasili Semenovitch Grossman; Vasilij S Grossman; Vasiliĭ Grossman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Beevor
ISBN: 184343055X 9781843430551
OCLC Number: 61175941
Notes: Maps on inside covers.
Description: xxi, 378 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: edited and translated by Antony Beevor.

Abstract:

"Vasily Grossman's masterpiece Life and Fate is rated by many as the greatest Russian novel of the twentieth century. Among its admirers is Antony Beevor, the bestselling author of Stalingrad and Berlin. A Writer at War is based on the notebooks in which Grossman gathered his raw material. It depicts as never before the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front and the lives and deaths of infantrymen, tank drivers, pilots, snipers and civilians alike." "Deemed unfit for service when the Germans invaded in 1941, Grossman became a special correspondent for Red Star, the Red Army newspaper. Remarkably, he spent three of the following four years at the front observing with a writer's eye the most pitiless fighting ever known. Grossman witnessed the appalling defeats and desperate retreats of 1941, the defence of Moscow and fighting in the Ukraine. In August 1942 he was posted to Stalingrad where he remained during four months of brutal street-fighting. He was present at the battle of Kursk, the largest tank engagement in history, and, as the Red Army advanced, he reached Berdichev where his worst fears for his mother and other relations were confirmed. A Jew himself, he undertook the faithful recording of Holocaust atrocities as their extent dawned. His supremely powerful report 'The Hell of Treblinka' was used in evidence at the Nuremberg tribunal." "A Writer at War offers the one outstanding eye-witness account of the war on the Eastern Front and perhaps the best descriptions ever of what Grossman called 'the ruthless truth of war'."--BOOK JACKET.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"The greatest Russian novel of the twentieth century' Le Monde"

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61175941> # A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/61175941#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ;
   library:oclcnum "61175941" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> ; # London
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148343> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Russia (Federation)
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1710190> ; # Military campaigns
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1180924> ; # World War (1939-1945)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/weltkrieg_1939_1945> ; # Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Person/grossman_vasilii> ; # Vasiliĭ Grossman
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/world_war_1939_1945> ; # World War, 1939-1945
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/984153> ; # Journalism, Military
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1262050> ; # Russia (Federation)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Place/sowjetunion> ; # Sowjetunion.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/guerre_mondiale_1939_1945_recits_personnels> ; # Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)--Récits personnels
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/984032> ; # Journalism
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Event/1939_1945> ; # 1939 - 1945
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/militar> ; # Militär
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/940.548147/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/100237427> ; # Василий Семенович Гроссман
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/guerre_mondiale_1939_1945_campagnes_et_batailles_russie> ; # Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)--Campagnes et batailles--Russie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/russlandfeldzug_1941_1945> ; # Russlandfeldzug (1941-1945)
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148430> ; # World War, 1939-1945--Journalism, Military
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/soldat> ; # Soldat
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/59214433> ; # Antony Beevor
   schema:datePublished "2005" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/53505701> ;
   schema:genre "Erlebnisbericht"@en ;
   schema:genre "Personal narratives"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/595227359> ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607568818> ;
   schema:name "A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945"@en ;
   schema:productID "61175941" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/61175941#PublicationEvent/london_the_harvill_press_2005> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Agent/the_harvill_press> ; # The Harvill Press
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/61175941#Review/804455260> ;
   schema:url <http://bvbm1.bib-bvb.de/webclient/DeliveryManager?pid=213879&custom_att_2=simple_viewer> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781843430551> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA551084> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/61175941> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/London> # London
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "London" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Agent/the_harvill_press> # The Harvill Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "The Harvill Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Person/grossman_vasilii> # Vasiliĭ Grossman
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Grossman" ;
   schema:givenName "Vasiliĭ" ;
   schema:name "Vasiliĭ Grossman" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/guerre_mondiale_1939_1945_campagnes_et_batailles_russie> # Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)--Campagnes et batailles--Russie
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)--Campagnes et batailles--Russie"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/guerre_mondiale_1939_1945_recits_personnels> # Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)--Récits personnels
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Guerre mondiale (1939-1945)--Récits personnels"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/russlandfeldzug_1941_1945> # Russlandfeldzug (1941-1945)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Russlandfeldzug (1941-1945)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/53505701#Topic/weltkrieg_1939_1945> # Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Weltkrieg (1939-1945)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148343> # World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Russia (Federation)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Russia (Federation)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85148430> # World War, 1939-1945--Journalism, Military
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "World War, 1939-1945--Journalism, Military"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1180924> # World War (1939-1945)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
   schema:name "World War (1939-1945)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1262050> # Russia (Federation)
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Russia (Federation)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1710190> # Military campaigns
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Military campaigns"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/984032> # Journalism
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Journalism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/984153> # Journalism, Military
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Journalism, Military"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/100237427> # Василий Семенович Гроссман
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1905" ;
   schema:deathDate "1964" ;
   schema:familyName "Grossman" ;
   schema:givenName "Vasili Semenovitch" ;
   schema:givenName "Vasiliĭ" ;
   schema:givenName "Vasilij S." ;
   schema:name "Василий Семенович Гроссман"@en ;
   schema:name "Vasilij S. Grossman" ;
   schema:name "Vasiliĭ Grossman"@en ;
   schema:name "Vasili Semenovitch Grossman" ;
   schema:sameAs <http://d-nb.info/gnd/118958356> ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/59214433> # Antony Beevor
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1946" ;
   schema:familyName "Beevor" ;
   schema:givenName "Antony" ;
   schema:name "Antony Beevor" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781843430551>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "184343055X" ;
   schema:isbn "9781843430551" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/595227359>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Writer at war." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61175941> ; # A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/607568818>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Writer at war." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61175941> ; # A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/61175941#Review/804455260>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61175941> ; # A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945
   schema:reviewBody ""Vasily Grossman's masterpiece Life and Fate is rated by many as the greatest Russian novel of the twentieth century. Among its admirers is Antony Beevor, the bestselling author of Stalingrad and Berlin. A Writer at War is based on the notebooks in which Grossman gathered his raw material. It depicts as never before the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front and the lives and deaths of infantrymen, tank drivers, pilots, snipers and civilians alike." "Deemed unfit for service when the Germans invaded in 1941, Grossman became a special correspondent for Red Star, the Red Army newspaper. Remarkably, he spent three of the following four years at the front observing with a writer's eye the most pitiless fighting ever known. Grossman witnessed the appalling defeats and desperate retreats of 1941, the defence of Moscow and fighting in the Ukraine. In August 1942 he was posted to Stalingrad where he remained during four months of brutal street-fighting. He was present at the battle of Kursk, the largest tank engagement in history, and, as the Red Army advanced, he reached Berdichev where his worst fears for his mother and other relations were confirmed. A Jew himself, he undertook the faithful recording of Holocaust atrocities as their extent dawned. His supremely powerful report 'The Hell of Treblinka' was used in evidence at the Nuremberg tribunal." "A Writer at War offers the one outstanding eye-witness account of the war on the Eastern Front and perhaps the best descriptions ever of what Grossman called 'the ruthless truth of war'."--BOOK JACKET." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.