The Vintage Classics Russians Series - sumptuous editions of the greatest books to come out of Russia during the most tumultuous period in its history.
Author: Vasily Grossman
Publisher: Random House
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.
Chronicles the life Vasily Grossman, a Russian Jew and World War II correspondent for the Soviet Army, who evolved from a Marxist supporter into a passionate critic of the new regime and whose voice can finally be heard without the threat ...
Author: John Gordon Garrard
Chronicles the life Vasily Grossman, a Russian Jew and World War II correspondent for the Soviet Army, who evolved from a Marxist supporter into a passionate critic of the new regime and whose voice can finally be heard without the threat of Soviet retaliation. 12,000 first printing.
Launched in the summer, the campaign soon picked up speed, as the routed Red Army is driven back to the industrial center of Stalingrad on the banks of the Volga. In the rubble of the bombed-out city, Soviet forces dig in for a last stand.
Author: Vasily Grossman
Publisher: NYRB Classics
In April 1942, Hitler and Mussolini meet in Salzburg where they agree on a renewed assault on the Soviet Union. Launched in the summer, the campaign soon picked up speed, as the routed Red Army is driven back to the industrial center of Stalingrad on the banks of the Volga. In the rubble of the bombed-out city, Soviet forces dig in for a last stand. Even as the Germans advance, the Shaposhnikov matriarch, Alexandra Vladimirovna, refuses to leave Stalingrad. Far from the front, her eldest daughter, Ludmila, is unhappily married to the Jewish physicist Viktor Shtrum. Viktor’s research may be of crucial military importance, but he is distracted by thoughts of his mother in the Ukraine, lost behind German lines. -- adapted from back cover
Nadezhda Joffe survived and her memoir provides us with the testimony of one who experienced, with a high degree of political consciousness, the most tragic events of this century.
Author: Nadezhda Ioffe
Publisher: Mehring Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The only memoir to be written in the post-Stalin Soviet Union by a member of the Left Opposition formed under the leadership of Leon Trotsky in 1923. Nadezhda Joffe is the daughter of Adolf Abramovich Joffe, the Bolshevik leader and Left Oppositionist who committed suicide in 1927 to protest the expulsion of Trotsky from the Bolshevik Party. She gives a nightmarish and moving account of her fate and that of countless others at the hands of the Stalinist bureaucracy. Nadezhda Joffe survived and her memoir provides us with the testimony of one who experienced, with a high degree of political consciousness, the most tragic events of this century.
Author: Vasilii Grossman
Category: World War, 1939-1945
A vibrant tribute to the sea by a leading conservation biologist traces the human race's relationship to the ocean, identifying the consequences of modern fishing, pollution and climate change on marine life while making urgent ...
Author: Callum Roberts
Publisher: Penguin Books
A vibrant tribute to the sea by a leading conservation biologist traces the human race's relationship to the ocean, identifying the consequences of modern fishing, pollution and climate change on marine life while making urgent recommendations for reversing damage.
We didn ' t understand freedom . . . it ' s the foundation that underlies all
foundations ” ( Life and Fate , 193 ; Zhizn ' i sud ' ba , 125 ) . The reference is of
course to Marx , but Grossman himself , in “ If You Believe the Pythagorians , ”
used the ...
Author: Alice S. Nakhimovsky
Category: Literary Criticism
Ch. 1 (pp. 1-44), "Enlightenment, Disappearance, Reemergence", traces the history of Russian Jews after the Revolution, pointing out the Stalinist antisemitic campaign and the reemergence of popular and intellectual antisemitism in the "perestroika" years (e.g. I. Shafarevich). The following chapters, on Russian Jewish writers, deal also with the effect of the Holocaust and Stalin's anti-Jewish purge on the works of Vasilii Grossman and Aleksandr Galich (pseudonym of Aleksandr A. Ginzburg). Mentions expressions of Jewish self-hatred in other writers' works.
Author: Nikolai Zenʹkovič
This book reveals how we may take advantage of certain periods to bring success, happiness, health and prosperity into our lives, and it likewise points out those periods that are not favorable for many of the things we try to achieve.
Author: H. Spencer Lewis
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
2015 Reprint of 1929 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This book reveals how we may take advantage of certain periods to bring success, happiness, health and prosperity into our lives, and it likewise points out those periods that are not favorable for many of the things we try to achieve. It does not deal with astrology or any system of fortune telling, but presents a system long used by the Master Mystics in Oriental lands and which is strictly scientific and demonstrable. Provided is a guide on can consult weekly to navigate affairs throughout the years.
Askad Mukhtar ' s novel , The Plane Tree , your own verse - in the collection
Living Planets and the narrative poem ... of these impressions I first wrote a
narrative poem , telling in detail about the poet ' s life and struggle and his tragic
Category: Russian literature
'Fate or Destiny' shows that pursuing your destiny may begin as a solo journey but that this is the best way to find a soul mate.
Author: Nilmini De Silva
Category: Fate and fatalism
Fate or Destiny is a collection of photos and stories that aim to inspire people to make conscious choices in life rather than to merely follow the well trodden trail. The author, Nilmini De Silva draws on life experiences, many gained during her travels to all seven continents, to raise questions on various aspects of life that are often taken for granted. The book challenges the reader to examine life more carefully, asking them what they would wish to look back on when they reach their twilight years.Many people use the words 'fate' and 'destiny' interchangeably but the author believes them to have opposing meanings. To choose fate is to let your life unfold according to the norms of the society you were born to. To choose destiny, is to make a conscious choice at every stage of your life.Through a unique collection of photographs and insightful writing the author explains that the pursuit of destiny is all about finding the thing that makes your heart sing. It means living your life with real passion and being true to your convictions. The book draws from two main journeys the author completed. The first journey was a solo year long journey, which culminated in a visit to Antarctica. The second was a 7 month journey she undertook with her partner which concentrated on travel to Europe where they volunteered in various eco-villages and intentional communities to better understand how they functioned. 'Fate or Destiny' shows that pursuing your destiny may begin as a solo journey but that this is the best way to find a soul mate. While Nilmini believes that to find your destiny, you have to distance yourself from the routines and rituals of life, the book concludes that finding your destiny is not just about leaving home...it is about finding home.
The book also looks at tigers in myth and religion, tiger hunting, and the rise of conservation.
Author: Tobias J. Lanz
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.
Author: Mostafa El-Abbadi
Life. FATE OF EARTH We have looked at the fate of both the open and closed
universes. But a more pressing problem for us is: What is in store for mankind?
What is the fate of Earth? This, strangely enough, is not an easy question to
Author: Barry R. PARKER
Publisher: Ordem do Graal na Terra
The largest ones ' ' Do you remember your life story ? Estonian biographies ' (
1989 ) , ' The fate of me and my kin in the turns of history ' ( 1996 – 7 )
concentrated on the relations of the individual , society and history , but
particularly on ...
Author: Ene Kõresaar
Author: Burton Egbert Stevenson
Category: Quotations, English
Author: Richard Russell
1 FATE DELICATE omens traced in air To the lone bard true witness bare ; Birds
with auguries on their wings Chanted undeceiving things Him to beckon , him to
warn ; Well might then the poet scorn To learn of scribe or courier Hints writ in ...
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Category: American literature
Thetis says of her son that his life and therefore fate is short , aloa μίνυνθά περ ,
ού τι μάλα δήν . In the following lines she makes it quite clear that Achilles ' aloa ,
that is his fate , consisting in the whole course of his life , is unhappy , because ...
Category: Classical philology