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An Armenian Sketchbook

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Description for An Armenian Sketchbook Paperback. Vasily Grossman, author of Life and Fate, reflects on a season spent in Armenia. Translator(s): Chandler, Robert; Chandler, Elizabeth. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: 1DVUR; HBJD; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 201 x 15. Weight in Grams: 160.
Few writers had to confront so many of the last century's mass tragedies as Vasily Grossman. He is likely to be remembered, above all, for the terrifying clarity with which he writes about the Shoah, the Battle of Stalingrad and the Terror Famine in the Ukraine. An Armenian Sketchbook, however, shows us a very different Grossman; it is notable for its warmth, its sense of fun and for the benign humility that is always to be found in his writing. After the 'arrest' - as Grossman always put it - of Life and Fate, Grossman took on the task of ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
MacLehose Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
Number of Pages
192
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781782060888
SKU
V9781782060888
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99-10

About Vasily Grossman
Vasily Grossman was born in 1905 into a Jewish family in Ukraine. Life and Fate, his masterpiece, was considered a threat to the totalitarian regime, and Grossman was told that there was no chance of the novel being published for another 200 years. He died in 1964.

Reviews for An Armenian Sketchbook
'This vivid and moving account ... draws a rich cultural picture' Lady.
Lady
'A book wonderful in every way' Spectator.
Spectator
'An extraordinary lyrical account of his acquaintance with the country' Independent.
Independent
'Grossman proves an entertainingly philosophical, kindly companion; he is a romantic, but he is also humorous' Irish Times.
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