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The Resource Stalingrad, Vasily Grossman ; translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler ; edited by Robert Chandler and Yury Bit-Yunan

Stalingrad, Vasily Grossman ; translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler ; edited by Robert Chandler and Yury Bit-Yunan

Label
Stalingrad
Title
Stalingrad
Statement of responsibility
Vasily Grossman ; translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler ; edited by Robert Chandler and Yury Bit-Yunan
Title variation
For a Just Cause
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Author
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
  • "Vassily Grossman (1905 - 1964) has become well-known in the last twenty years - above all for his novel Life and Fate. This has often been described as a Soviet (or anti-Soviet) War and Peace. Most readers, however, do not realize that it is only the second half of a dilogy. The first half, originally titled Stalingrad but published in 1952 under the title For a just cause, has received surprisingly little attention. Scholars and critics seem to have assumed that, since it was first published in Stalin's lifetime, it can only be considered empty propaganda. In reality, there is little difference between the two novels. The chapters in the earlier novel about the Shaposhnikov family are as tender, and sometimes humorous, as in the later novel. The chapters devoted to the long retreats of 1941 and the first half of 1942 are perhaps still more vivid than the battle scenes in the later novel"--
  • 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
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10783699
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grossman, Vasiliĭ
Dewey number
891.73/42
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
LC call number
PG3476.G7
LC item number
Z2313 2019
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chandler, Robert
  • Bit-Yunan, Yury
  • Chandler, Elizabeth
  • Grossman, Vasiliĭ
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalingrad, Battle of, Volgograd, Russia, 1942-1943
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
  • Soviet Union
Label
Stalingrad, Vasily Grossman ; translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler ; edited by Robert Chandler and Yury Bit-Yunan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A New York Review Book Published by the New York Review of Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Stalingrad -- Timeline of war -- Maps -- Afterword -- Note on Russian names and list of chief characters
Control code
on1049790190
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxix, 1053 pages
Isbn
9781681373270
Lccn
2018036773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1049790190
Label
Stalingrad, Vasily Grossman ; translated by Robert Chandler and Elizabeth Chandler ; edited by Robert Chandler and Yury Bit-Yunan
Publication
Note
"A New York Review Book Published by the New York Review of Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Stalingrad -- Timeline of war -- Maps -- Afterword -- Note on Russian names and list of chief characters
Control code
on1049790190
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxix, 1053 pages
Isbn
9781681373270
Lccn
2018036773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1049790190

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