Grossman's "Stalingrad" (19127)

Four Mondays: November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2-4 p.m.

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The long-awaited publication in English of Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad offers enthusiasts of his masterwork Life and Fate a rich tapestry of life in wartime Russia.  Robert and Elizabeth Chandler’s meticulous editing of the many versions of this ‘prequel’ allow us not only to revel in the novelist’s humane and literary treatments of people in war situations, as silly as family quarrels and as grand as Homer’s battles, but also to measure Grossman’s developing convictions against varying standards of political correctness of the Soviet officials who controlled publication.  As a distinguished war journalist covering the war between Germany and the  Soviet Union, Grossman includes analysis of the strategic course of the war with deep cultural awareness of the meaning of the time and episodes showing his sympathy for Russian people of every class and kind.  Four Mondays: November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2-4 p.m.

Stalingrad, by Vassily Grossman

Melanie (Penny) Du Bois did her undergraduate and graduate work at Harvard, has lived in Europe, and taught literature at universities there and here. She has directed a reading group in Washington since 1989, and last taught at Politics and Prose in 2018. Her recent classes have been on the work of Coetzee, Penelope Fitzgerald, Tolstoy.

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SKU: 9787000006737
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By Vasily Grossman, Robert Chandler (Translated by), Elizabeth Chandler (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781681373270
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Published: NYRB Classics - June 11th, 2019