Life and Fate

Life and Fate

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 05/10/2006
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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 world torn by ideological tyranny and war. Completed in 1960 and then confiscated by the KGB, this sweeping panorama of Soviet Society remained unpublished until it was smuggled into the West in 1980, where it was hailed as a masterpiece.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099506164
  • Number of pages: 912
  • Weight: 618g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 54 mm

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Life and Fate
It WILL be a film one day but read it first!
A masterpiece of its age and place, to be read slowly over a long summer holiday, in this book, V. Grossman combines the eye of a journalist with the soul ... READ MORE
Louise P
Life and Fate
One of the best books every written
Essential European reading, the very pinnacle of historical fiction, with astonishing human insight. A vast range of real characters meet WW2, Stalin and H... READ MORE
James Scobbie
Life and Fate
Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman
This just has to be one of the best ( if not THE best) war novels I have ever read! Along with Stalingrad by the same author which the Soviets had called “... READ MORE
David  Mallen