Life and Fate Vintage Classic Russians Series

He was awarded a prestigious decoration, 'The Red Banner of Labour', and
Forajust Cause was republished. Meanwhile he was writing two of his
masterpieces, neither of which was to be published in Russia until the late 19805
: Life and Fate ...

Author: Vasily Grossman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144646704X

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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THE ORIGINAL TRANSLATION BY ROBERT CHANDLER, UPDATED AND REVISED The twentieth century War and Peace, a broad portrait of an age and a searing vision of Stalinist Russia, Life and Fate is also the story of a family, the Shaposhnikovs, whose lives in the army, the gulag, a physics institute, a power station and a concentration camp are stunningly evoked, from their darkest to their most poetic moments. Judged so dangerous by the Soviet authorities that the manuscript was immediately confiscated when completed in 1960, Grossman’s masterpiece was finally smuggled into the West and published in 1980. The Vintage Classic Russians Series: Published for the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, these are must-have, beautifully designed editions of six epic masterpieces that have survived controversy, censorship and suppression to influence decades of thought and artistic expression.

The Life and Fate of Vasily Grossman

REVIEWS: 'This is a master work by two masters of the historians' craft, which illuminates the versatility and variety of human experience with clarity and insight, keeping a sharp focus on some of the worst torments known to history, ...

Author: John Garrard

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781781590010

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 437

View: 159

Vasily Grossman (1905-64), one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century, served for over 1,000 days with the Red Army as a war correspondent on the Eastern front. He was present during the street-fighting at Stalingrad, and his 1944 report 'The Hell of Treblinka', was the first eyewitness account of a Nazi death camp. Though he finished the war as a decorated lieutenant colonel, his epic account of the battle of Stalingrad, Life and Fate, was suppressed by Soviet authorities, and never published in his lifetime. Declared a 'non-person', Grossman died in obscurity. Only in 1980, with the posthumous publication in Switzerland of Life and Fate was his remarkable novel to gain an international reputation. This meticulously researched biography by John and Carol Garrard uses archival and unpublished sources that only became available after the collapse of the Soviet Union. A gripping narrative.

The Life and Fate of the Indian Tiger


Author: Tobias J. Lanz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313365490

Category: Science

Page: 152

View: 890

There may be no more magnificent animal than the tiger. Yet, around the world, their populations are dwindling, and the Indian Bengal tiger is no exception. Wild Bengal tigers dwell in tropical jungles, brush, marsh lands, and tall grasslands in Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Bhutan, and Burma, hunting prey such as pigs, deer, antelope, and buffalo. Some estimates say there are fewer than 2,000 Bengal tigers and the entire world tiger population may be less than 3,000. The Life and Fate of the Indian Tiger offers a unique perspective on these exquisite cats. Author Tobias J. Lanz, who has been studying Indian tigers since 1998, incorporates historical and cultural topics, as well as conservation and social theories into his narrative. He paints a detailed portrait of the tiger's life in the wild, enriching that picture with descriptions of the plant, animal, and human life found in India's diverse tiger habitats. The book also looks at tigers in myth and religion, tiger hunting, and the rise of conservation. Each engaging chapter is a combination of social and historical narrative, interspersed with the author's personal observations and analyses of places, people, and events. Knowledge gained from his research on Indian history, geography, politics, and religion is matched with the personal experiences he had while travelling across the subcontinent to visit tiger sanctuaries. Personal observations on local cultures, scenery, and wildlife are balanced by discussions with the Indian people, ranging from government officials to villagers. The Indian tiger continues to survive against great odds. Written in part to engage the reader in conservation efforts, The Life and Fate of the Indian Tiger outlines the main programs and policies enacted to save the tiger in India. Lanz dedicates a final chapter to global efforts at tiger conservation, explaining what can and must be done to safeguard the future of one of the world's rarest and most beautiful creatures.

The Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria

A thoroughly researched study on the history of both the Museum and the Alexandria Library, showing the important role they played in the transmission of Greco-roman civilization.

Author: Mostafa El-Abbadi

Publisher: UNESCO


Category: Alexandria (Egypt)

Page: 250

View: 772

A thoroughly researched study on the history of both the Museum and the Alexandria Library, showing the important role they played in the transmission of Greco-roman civilization. The tragic fate of both institutions have long been of great fascination for both writers and readers.

Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of Alexandria

A thoroughly researched study on the history of both the Museum and the Alexandria Library, showing the important role they played in the transmission of Greco-roman civilization.

Author: Mostafa El-Abbadi


ISBN: 9789235026320


Page: 204

View: 812

A thoroughly researched study on the history of both the Museum and the Alexandria Library, showing the important role they played in the transmission of Greco-roman civilization. The tragic fate of both institutions have long been of great fascination for both writers and readers. Published also in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish

Polyphony Embodied Freedom and Fate in Gao Xingjian s Writings

Fate connotes a sense of predestination. In Western culture, fate refers to a
predestined pattern of life that cannot be altered, but has to be realized through a
human agent. Fate is made known to a person in the form of a prediction, which
is ...

Author: Michael Lackner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110351870

Category: Philosophy

Page: 271

View: 310

Like artists, important writers defy unequivocal interpretations. Gao Xingjian, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, is a cosmopolitan writer, deeply rooted in the Chinese past while influenced by paragons of Western Modernity. The present volume is less interested in a general discussion on the multitude of aspects in Gao's works and even less in controversies concerning their aesthetic value than in obtaining a response to the crucial issues of freedom and fate from a clearly defined angle. The very nature of the answer to the question of freedom and fate within Gao Xingjian's works can be called a polyphonic one: thereare affirmative as well as skeptical voices. But polyphony, as embodied by Gao, is an even more multifaceted phenomenon. Most important for our contention is the fact that Gao Xingjian's aesthetic experience embodies prose, theater, painting, and film. Taken together, they form a Gesamtkunstwerk whose diversity of voices characterizes every single one of them.

Self Mastery and Fate With the Cycles of Life

They carry over from their previous incarnations the lessons and tribulations
which have taught them the necessity for looking above and beyond the
commonplace things of life and holding a vision of the highest ideals as their

Author: H. Spencer Lewis

Publisher: Rosicrucian Order AMORC

ISBN: 0912057459

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 185

View: 188

Faith and Fate

Moving forward with my life was the most important thing, and going away not
only to another country but a different continent was going to help me forget the
pain of rejection from the people that I loved. I could be anyone in Zuland while in

Author: Emily Thorne

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149319612X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 130

View: 137

Lucy is a competitive mixed-race girl left for adoption in an Eastern European orphanage. As being the only colored child she faces discrimination and abuse ,which leads to only one thing; finding her real parents. She is determined that the day will come and in mean time she refuses to be adopted by anybody. She is stubborn, but with great heart which leads of her helping the elderly people in the village and in return she gets rewarded with treats. The time however has come when she finally have to leave the village and the orphanage she only knew, for a life full with challenges ahead in the capital city, where a future meeting with her mother will shape her destiny. She will learn the truth about her father, but will anyone believe her! She's got nothing to lose, but fight to prove that in fact it was him, the former President of State- her father.

Fate and Destiny

THE COVENANT OF FATE What is the nature of a covenant of fate ? Fate in the
life of a people , as in the life of an individual , signifies an existence of
compulsion . A strange necessity binds the particulars into one whole . The
individual ...

Author: Joseph B. Soloveitchik

Publisher: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.

ISBN: 9780881256857

Category: History

Page: 95

View: 139

One of the classics of modern Jewish thought, Kol Dodi Dofek is now translated into English and titled Fate and Destiny: From the Holocaust to the State of Israel. Rabbi Soloveitchik presents an extended theological meditation on the Holocaust and the rise of the State of Israel, a profound examination of the Jewish "covenant of faith" and the "covenant of fate and destiny" which links all Jews, religious and irreligious and non-religious. This covenant of faith manifests itself in shared circumstances, shared responsibility and shared activity. Fate and destiny likewise links all Jews, but while fate is thrust upon the Jews, destiny is freely chosen by the individual Jew and the Jewish people by adopting a Torah lifestyle and possesses both significance and purpose.

What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria

Grzegorz Majcherek The Alexandrian Library has always been a great, ...
Canfora, Vanished Library; El-Abbadi, Life and Fate of the Ancient Library of

Author: Mostafa el- Abbadi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004165452

Category: History

Page: 259

View: 839

This book aims at presenting a new discussion of primary sources by renowned scholars of the long disputed question of "What Happened to the Ancient Library of Alexandria"? The treatment includes a brilliant presentation of cultural Alexandrian life in late antiquity.

Plight and Fate of Women During and Following Genocide

6 The Plight and Fate of Females During and Following the 1994 Rwandan
Genocide Samuel Totten “For some victims, there is no life after rape; they lost
their health and happiness. Women raped during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda
lead a ...

Author: Samuel Totten

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412847591

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 422

The plight and fate of female victims during the course of genocide is radically and profoundly different from their male counterparts. Like males, female victims suffer demonization, ostracism, discrimination, and deprivation of their basic human rights. They are often rounded up, deported, and killed. But, unlike most men, women are subjected to rape, gang rape, and mass rape. Such assaults and degradation can, and often do, result in horrible injuries to their reproductive systems and unwanted pregnancies. This volume takes one stride towards assessing these grievances, and argues against policies calculated to continue such indifference to great human suffering. The horror and pain suffered by females does not end with the act of rape. There is always the fear, and reality, of being infected with HIV/AIDS. Concomitantly, there is the possibility of becoming pregnant.Then, there is the birth of the babies. For some, the very sight of the babies and children reminds mothers of the horrific violations they suffered. When mothers harbor deep-seated hatred or distain for such children, it results in more misery. The hatred may be so great that children born of rape leave home early in order to fend for themselves on the street. This seventh volume in the Genocide series will provoke debate, discussion, reflection and, ultimately, action. The issues presented include ongoing mass rape of girls and women during periods of war and genocide, ostracism of female victims, terrible psychological and physical wounds, the plight of offspring resulting from rapes, and the critical need for medical and psychological services.

Love Hate and Fate

He'd spent three hours with Anja, listening to her with rapt attention as she
laughed, cried, and shouted, recounting her life and what she and Aleksandr had
endured to come to America. He was still reeling with the knowledge that Alex
hadn't ...

Author: Annmarie Sartor

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479714097

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 272

Alexis Marsh has been on her own for nearly two years after her relationship with Damon crumbled. Constantly changing her location and identity, she reunites with her past to attempt to flush out a killer and build a future. The question is will she and those important to her survive the truths that have been buried for decades? Embroiled in mystery, deception and an everlasting passion, our heroine fights for her identity, her independence and her life. Will Alexis and Damon find their way back to each other? Will be embrace a life he never imagined? Will her past and her parents history prove to be too much to overcome? With so much against her, will Alexis triumph or be defeated, and will the price she pays be worth the life shes never known but richly deserves? Ride along through ups and downs and twists and turns to reach the destination of one young womans treacherous journey.

Kindness and the Individual An Introduction to Vasily Grossman s Life and Fate

A graduate of the universities of Hull, London, Warwick and Leicester, his main academic interest lies in the history of ideas. This is his seventh book. When not writing he can be found busking on YouTube at

Author: David Conduct


ISBN: 9780244735289

Category: History

Page: 42

View: 326

'Life and Fate' by Vasily Grossman is an epic story of Russia's involvement in the Second World War and has been ranked alongside Tolstoy's 'War and Peace'. At over 800 pages it is also a very long novel and the present work, 'Kindness and the Individual', is an attempt to distil the essence of 'Life and Fate' in the hope that this will encourage others to read Grossman's great novel. We need to remember the events to which he bears witness and this text is offered as an incentive to that end and as a reminder of the importance of kindness in human affairs. A retired history teacher, David Conduct now lives in Durham where he taught for over 20 years. A graduate of the universities of Hull, London, Warwick and Leicester, his main academic interest lies in the history of ideas. This is his seventh book. When not writing he can be found busking on YouTube at

Russian and Soviet Film Adaptations of Literature 1900 2001

He is best known in the West as the author of Life and Fate (Zhizn'i sud'ba), a
monumental work of twentieth-century realist fiction structured as a family saga
around the battle of Stalingrad. This novel was, of course, banned in the USSR
for ...

Author: Stephen Hutchings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134400586

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 166

Providing many interesting case studies and bringing together many leading authorities on the subject, this book examines the importance of film adaptations of literature in Russian cinema, especially during the Soviet period when the cinema was accorded a vital role in imposing the authority of the communist regime on the consciousness of the Soviet people.

A Reader s Book of Days True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

BORN: 1821 Gustave Flaubert (Madame Bovary, Salammbô), Rouen, France
1905 Vasily Grossman (Life and Fate), Berdychiv, Russian Empire DIED: 1889
Robert Browning (The Ring and the Book), 77, Venice 1995 Andrew Lytle (The ...

Author: Tom Nissley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 771

A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

Reference Guide to Russian Literature

Zhizn' i sud'ba Novel, 1980 Among the many testimonies written by those who
have witnessedand survived the horrors of totalitarianism, Life and Fate,
Grossman's magnum opus, occupies its own special niche. Life and Fate
unravels the ...

Author: Neil Cornwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134260776

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1012

View: 149

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Everything Flows

The KGB confiscated the manuscript of Life and Fate in February 1961.
Grossman was able, however, to continue working on Everything Flows, a work
even more critical of Soviet society than Life and Fate, until his last days in the

Author: Vasily Grossman

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590173899

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 330

A New York Review Books Original Everything Flows is Vasily Grossman’s final testament, written after the Soviet authorities suppressed his masterpiece, Life and Fate. The main story is simple: released after thirty years in the Soviet camps, Ivan Grigoryevich must struggle to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar world. But in a novel that seeks to take in the whole tragedy of Soviet history, Ivan’s story is only one among many. Thus we also hear about Ivan’s cousin, Nikolay, a scientist who never let his conscience interfere with his career, and Pinegin, the informer who got Ivan sent to the camps. Then a brilliant short play interrupts the narrative: a series of informers steps forward, each making excuses for the inexcusable things that he did—inexcusable and yet, the informers plead, in Stalinist Russia understandable, almost unavoidable. And at the core of the book, we find the story of Anna Sergeyevna, Ivan’s lover, who tells about her eager involvement as an activist in the Terror famine of 1932–33, which led to the deaths of three to five million Ukrainian peasants. Here Everything Flows attains an unbearable lucidity comparable to the last cantos of Dante’s Inferno.

Lament Death and Destiny

One is that of resisting the temptation of experience and the attempt to balance
one ' s residual freedom and destiny within the ... Even though we may live under
arbitrary or coercive conditions , we are still responsible for our life and destiny .

Author: Richard A. Hughes

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820470962

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 179

View: 327

Lament, a natural, healthy response to unfair suffering and death, has largely disappeared from modern life and thought. This book reaffirms ancient Greek and Hebrew conceptions of lament as a protest against death as fate. Richard A. Hughes finds lament to be basic in the Bible, and he traces the decline of lament, beginning with Plato's antifeminist critique and early Christian theodicy, through the church fathers and the Protestant reformers. He shows that lament was displaced by classical doctrines of providence but recaptured in the modern existentialist revolt against unjust suffering. Hughes discusses the need for lament in the present age of mass, catastrophic death.

The Use and Fate of Pesticides in Vegetable Based Agro Ecosystems in Ghana

Also these people deserve my sincere thanks. Finally, I give Glory to God
Almighty through Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour, who saw me through the
entire PhD programme. I owe my very life, and for that matter this thesis, to God.

Author: William Joseph Ntow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1439828334

Category: Science

Page: 120

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The Use and Fate of Pesticides in Vegetable-based Agro-ecosystems in Ghana reviews current knowledge on pesticides use in vegetable farming in Ghana and establishes the fate of pesticides in situ in tropical vegetable-based agro-ecosystems as well as their environmental and public health impacts on selected population groups. A field survey showed that vegetable farmers often spray pesticides on prophylactic basis due to lack of information. Although some farmers may be aware of pesticide hazards, adequate protection is hardly taken to minimize risks. About 70% of exposed farmers had a reduction of 30% or more in whole blood acetylcholinesterase activity. About 95% of the farmers interviewed reported symptoms attributable to pesticide exposure. Water, waterbed sediment, and vegetable crops were checked for residues of the pesticides monitored on the farmers’ fields. Residues detected in water and waterbed sediment indicated that these have come from runoff from vegetable fields and that the measured levels were transient. Pesticide residue levels detected in five vegetable crop types (tomato, cabbage, pepper, onion, and eggplants) were correlated to the minimal risk levels (MRLs) set by the United States Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Mean intakes of residues by 22- to 75-year old adult farmers were found to be low and did not seem to be associated with health risk. Data on persistent pesticide residues in farmers’ breast milk and blood serum indicated the presence of DDTs, dieldrin, HCB, and HCHs. When daily intakes of DDTs and HCHs to infants through breastfeeding were estimated, some farmers accumulated these compounds in breast milk above the threshold for adverse effects, which raise concerns on children health. Evidence was found for persistence of isomers of endosulfan and its sulfate metabolite in tomato cropped soil and plant tissues. However, the residue concentration in tomato fruits decreased to a level below the Codex MRL given a two-week pre-harvest interval during which no application of the chemical is done. The publication concludes that successful action to reduce the negative impact of pesticides requires sustained, low cost, and well-targeted training interventions. Students and scientists in the fields of environmental chemistry and/or science, farmers, agricultural extension officers and environmental and health regulatory agencies will find this book very useful.

26 Steps to Heaven

A simple path to a better life J. John. Chance. I do not believe in a fate that falls
on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on men unless they
act. ... Increasingly, people talk about chance, destiny or fate ruling their lives.

Author: J. John

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444702726

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 159

Inspirational writer and speaker J.John distils the wisdom of generations of enlightened thinkers into a powerful, life-enhancing anthology. From Ability to Zeal, through Honesty, Love and Perseverance, John presents an A to Z of qualities that - combined - make the world a better place. In his brief summary on each, he demonstrates what each of us can do to bring us closer - step by step - to a state closer to heaven. Earth is, after all, heaven's dress rehearsal. Inspiring anthology for all seeking a life that will make a difference.