Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman

"Life and Fate" is a sweeping epic that explores the human condition during the Siege of Stalingrad in World War II. The novel delves into the lives of a wide range of characters, from soldiers and scientists to children and victims of the Holocaust, providing a stark and unflinching portrayal of the horrors of war, the brutality of totalitarianism, and the resilience of the human spirit. At the same time, it also examines themes of love, loss, and the struggle for freedom and dignity in the face of overwhelming adversity.

The 439th greatest book of all time


Published
1980
Nationality
Russian
Type
Fiction
Pages
800-900
Words
290,000
Original Language
Russian

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