This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
The Road brings together short stories, journalism, essays, and letters by Vasily Grossman, the author of Life and Fate, providing new insight into the life and work of this extraordinary writer. The stories range from Grossman's first success, "In the Town of Berdichev," a piercing reckoning with the cost of war, to such haunting later works as "Mama," based on the life of a girl who was adopted at the height of the Great Terror by the head of the NKVD and packed off to an orphanage after her father's downfall. The girl grows up struggling with the discovery that the parents she cherishes in memory are part of a collective nightmare that everyone else wishes to forget. The Road also includes the complete text of Grossman's harrowing report from Treblinka, one of the first anatomies of the workings of a death camp; "The Sistine Madonna," a reflection on art and atrocity; as well as two heartbreaking letters that Grossman wrote to his mother after her death at the hands of the Nazis and carried with him for the rest of his life.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
"Another superb translated work to appear [in 2010] was The Road, comprising Vasily Grossman's short stories and journalism. Although occasionally tainted by propaganda, his stories - particularly the later ones - are extraordinary, punctuated with small details that stop the eyes and drag them back to read certain phrases again. -- The Guardian
"Grossman's unsparing, literary account of the horrific ways Nazi Germany implemented its ethnic-cleansing program at Treblinka was one of the first reports of a death camp anywhere in Europe and eventually provided prosecutors at the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal with crucial background information. The surprise is that up until now and English-language translation of Grossman's lengthy article has never been published in its entirety. That will soon change with the publication of The Road, a collection of Grossman's best short stories and war-time articles, including 'The Hell of Treblinka.'" --Tobias Grey, The Wall Street Journal"Grossman's greatness is manifested in a constant ability to surprise his readers: where we lazily expect darkness and gloom, Grossman provides lightness and humour; what might seem at first glance to be narrow polemic turns out, when paid more attention, to have the grandeur of tragedy." --David Lea, The Literateur "Vasily Grossman is the Tolstoy of the USSR." --Martin Amis ..".the collection is a treasure trove that lends the reader an insider's understanding of what it was like to live through the Soviet era, at the same time as it introduces us to Grossman's enduring preoccupation with the wonder and terror of humanity....A wonderful collection, this - an introduction to the man and his times that also tells us much about his love, his pity and his faith." --Gillian Slovo, The Guardian
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781590173619
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 536ZZZ00BAXV_ns
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 535ZZZ00BA2C_ns
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 531ZZZ00BA81_ns
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52YZZZ00BBG0_ns
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 533ZZZ00BA51_ns
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52ZZZZ00BA50_ns
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 532ZZZ00BA8J_ns
Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # IR-BN-Q-9781590173619
Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1590173619