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vasily grossman

BBC Radio 4 are about to embark on a series of programmes about Vasily Grossman, the astonishing twentieth century Russian author who, for me, is on a par with Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.

Look out for the dramatisation of Life and  Fate– and even better read it.  There’s a very good introductory article by Francis Spufford in The Guardian here:

With any luck, a public much larger than the one that encountered the novel in Robert Chandler’s excellent English translation will soon recognise Life and Fate as all the things critics say it is: one of the great narratives of battle, a moral monument, a witness-report in fiction from the heart of 20th-century darkness, an astonishing act of truth-telling.

I’m looking forward to this and settling down now with my copy of Everything Flows.

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And my reading list grows longer still! Gracis! 🙂

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