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'Everything Flows is as important a novel as anything written by Solzhenitsyn and Robert Chandler's superb translation makes it a joy to read'Antony BeevorIvan Grigoryevich has been in the Gulag for thirty years Released after Stalin's death he finds that the years of terror have impose. It was with trepidation that I picked this up Vasily Grossman s Life Fate is the only book I have ever snapped shut not out of boredom or irritation or a desire to read something else but out of fear a fear of what I would be exposed to and how it would affect me More than once as I carried it around with me during the day fitting in a few pages here and there I made a fool of myself in public especially at work during breaks sitting there damp about the eyes with a pained expression on my face and a lower lip starting to tremble I had visions as I came to read Everything Flows of being solemnly escorted out of the building a broken man my head resting on the ample bosom of a stout motherly woman what s wrong with him my colleagues will ask her I have no idea He was just reading a book As one would expect of a book that only j The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory read'Antony BeevorIvan Grigoryevich has been in the Gulag for thirty years Released after Stalin's death he finds that the years of terror have impose. It was with trepidation that I picked this up Vasily Grossman s Life Fate is the only book I have ever snapped shut not out of boredom or irritation or a desire to The Big Golden Book of Poetry read something else but out of fear a fear of what I would be exposed to and how it would affect me More than once as I carried it around with me during the day fitting in a few pages here and there I made a fool of myself in public especially at work during breaks sitting there damp about the eyes with a pained expression on my face and a lower lip starting to tremble I had visions as I came to Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, resting on the ample bosom of a stout motherly woman what s wrong with him my colleagues will ask her I have no idea He was just

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D a collective moral slavery He must struggle to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar world Grossman tells the stories of those people entwined with Ivan's fate his cousin Nikolay a scientist who never let his conscience interfere with his career Pinegin the informer who had Ivan se. This is not a novel but as another reviewer has uite rightly pointed out a verdict Nor is it complete Vasily Grossman began it in 1955 and was still revising it during his last days in the hospital in September 1964 Grossman was also one of the first witnesses of the conseuences of the Holocaust He published The Hell of Treblinka in Russia the first journalistic account of a German death camp in any language He even published a non fictional account of World War II called A Writer at War Vasily Grossman with the Red Army from the Russian point of viewBut his masterpiece undeniably is Life and Fate which was completed in 1960 Life and Fate eventually after its publication was termed as War and Peace of this century the most complete portrait of Stalinist Russia we are ever likely to have The manuscript of Life And Fate was confisc

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Nt to the camps and Anna Sergeyevna Ivan's lover who tells of her involvement as an activist in the Terror famine ofEverything Flows is Vasily Grossman's final testament written after the Soviet authorities suppressed Life and Fate'Vasily Grossman is the Tolstoy of the USSR' Martin Amis.. This is a brave and thoughtful account of the Stalin years Admittedly Grossman wrote this documentary style fiction well after Stalin s death when it had become possible to acknowledge that mistakes had been made However he knew from his experience of trying to get his previous book past the censor that the freedom to write the truth was still far from possible in tightly controlled KGB run soviet Russia This book unpublished in his lifetime provides an insight into the psychology of the soviet citizen seemingly willing to obey the most illogical of orders without uestion and to take punishment even when not guilty all in the name of the greater good Grossman analyses the culture of denunciation of neighbours colleagues and even friends who were then shipped off to the camps for decades He highlights the ease with which people find justifications f

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  • Всё течёт
  • Vasily Grossman
  • English
  • 14 February 2019
  • 9780099519164

About the Author: Vasily Grossman

Born Iosif Solomonovich Grossman into an emancipated Jewish family he did not receive a traditional Jewish education A Russian nanny turned his name Yossya into Russian Vasya a diminutive of Vasily which was accepted by the whole family His father had social democratic convictions and joined the Mensheviks Young Vasily Grossman idealistically supported the Russian Revolution of When th.



10 thoughts on “Всё течёт

  1. says:

    The Experience of ExileHomer got it wrong in the Odyssey at least for modern folk The real suffering and trauma of exile occurs not in the time away from one’s homeland but upon return Living with fixed memories no matter how accurate means disappointment in proportion to the time away for both the traveller and the keepers of t

  2. says:

    Vasily Grossman was a writer of uniue genius a great war correspondent and an even greater novelist Earlier this year I read Life and Fate a panoramic novel set in the Second World War I don’t think I’ve ever been as overwhelmed by a work of fiction at least not since I read Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment It’s an astonishing tour de force a description of people and places and events delivered with

  3. says:

    It was with trepidation that I picked this up Vasily Grossman’s Life Fate is the only book I have ever snapped shut not out of boredom or irritation or a desire to read something else but out of fear a fear of w

  4. says:

    Introduction Everything Flows NotesChronologyA Note on Collectivisation and the Terror FaminePeople Places and OrganisationsBiographical NoteFurther ReadingAcknowledgementsAn Afterword by Yekaterina Korotkova Grossman

  5. says:

    This is not a novel but as another reviewer has uite rightly pointed out a verdict Nor is it complete Vasily Grossman began it in 1955 and was still revising it during his last days in the hospital in September 1964 Grossman was also one of the first witnesses of the conseuences of the Holocaust He published 'The Hell of Treblinka' in Russia the first journalistic account of a German death camp in any langua

  6. says:

    A very moving account of the horrors of Bolshevism and Stalinism in RussiaThe chapter that touched me the most was the story of a yo

  7. says:

    This is a brave and thoughtful account of the Stalin years Admittedly Grossman wrote this documentary style fiction well after Stalin's death

  8. says:

    Surprised to learn that this was incomplete because it didn't feel that way upon reading Recently finished both Stalingrad and Life and Fate this novel is just as powerful but emotive philosophical In some ways a cruel read than the previous twoAnother 5 star read

  9. says:

    A man returns home after thirty years in the gulag He is prematurely aged and unfamiliar with the modern world How will he fit in after such a long time away time spent in a dehumanizing hell hole He meets up with his cousin and bumps into an old friend in the street Both have built succesful lives for themselves whilst Ivan has bee

  10. says:

    This is very powerfull and frightfull text It's actually a verdict then a novel A verdict to the Stalin's regime Stalin dies old broken bald man is freed from one of the Stalin's labour camps and Forever flowing is his thoughts while he stumbles across this Moscow and Leningrad world of not imprisoned people which he did not see for 20 years He meets the man who sold him he meets his old love who forgot him he meets his brother

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