THIS ORANGE INHERITANCE EDITION OF Life and Fate IS PUBLISHED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION
Books shape our lives and transform the way we see ourselves and each other. The best books are timeless and continue to be relevant generation after generation. Vintage Classics asked the winners of The Orange Prize for Fiction which books they would pass onto the next generation and why. Linda Grant chose Life and Fate.
This is an epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs. As the battle of Stalingrad looms Grossman's characters must work out their destinies in a world torn apart by ideological tyranny and war.
'I have urged all my friends to read it... I want others to feel as I have done - that they are entering the heart of the twentieth century, touching its pulse' Linda Grant
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Life and Fate An epic tale of a country told through the fate of a single family, the Shaposhnikovs. Full descriptionReview:
"One of the greatest masterpieces of the twentieth century" ( Times Literary Supplement)
"It is only a matter of time before Grossman is acknowledged as one of the great writers of the 20th century... Life and Fate is a book that demands to be talked about" ( Guardian)
"Vasily Grossman's novel is burnt in my memory, not only by its huge canvas, its meditation on tyranny, and its dazzling description of war, but also because this is the novel that made me cry - not just a few leaked tears, but a full-scale sobbing episode - in Montpellier airport... Grossman lost his mother in a concentration camp. In Life and Fate, he writes with tenderness, and pain, not only of that experience but of what it is like to survive tyranny. A classic indeed" (Gillian Slovo Independent)
"A literary genius. His Life And Fate is rated by many as the finest Russian novel of the 20th century" ( Mail on Sunday)
"One of the world's great war novels" ( Independent on Sunday)
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003962515
Book Description Vintage Books, 2011. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 102295
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Book Description Vintage Books, London, 2011. Soft cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. In near fine condition; faint soiling outside edges of book; clean interior pages; two diagonal creases top outside corner page 187; binding tight. Introduction by Linda Grant. Translated by Robert Chandler. 864 pages. 7 3/4 x 5 in. Inv. MBR0170. Bookseller Inventory # 002789
Book Description Vintage Classics. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2701185130
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