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Life and fate

Author: Vasiliĭ Grossman; Robert Chandler
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2006.
Series: Vintage classics (London, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 an account of the battle of Stalingrad with the story of a single middle-class family, the Shaposhnikovs, scattered by fortune  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vasiliĭ Grossman; Robert Chandler
ISBN: 9781784871963 1784871966
OCLC Number: 156873393
Language Note: Translated from the Russian.
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain in 1985 by The Harvill Press.
Description: xxix, 864 pages : map ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Vintage classics (London, England)
Other Titles: Zhiznʹ i sudʹba.
Responsibility: Vasily Grossman ; translated by Robert Chandler.

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Life and Fate is an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs. As the battle of Stalingrad looms, Grossman's characters must work out their destiniesin a  Read more...

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