Life and Fate - Vasilii Grossman

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This sweeping account of the siege of Stalingrad aims to give as panoramic a view of Soviet society during World War II as Tolstoy did of Russian life...

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“Fated to live”

published 11/03/2012

ProCompelling narrative, political and philosophical ...

ConsVast cast, complexity, loose ends

“There is nothing more difficult than to be the stepson of the time. Time loves only those it has given birth to itself: its own children, its own heroes, its own labourers. Never can it come to love the children of a past age, any more than a woman can come to love the heroes of a past age, or a...

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