Posts Tagged With: Solzhenitsyn

Ever Heard Of Daniil Granin?

He was a Soviet Party lackey, but what a great travel writer!   I DISCOVERED HIM MUCH TO LATE, in the year of his death, this Daniil Granin (1919-2017). He was for ages the president of the Soviet Writers Union, responsible for the ostracism of his colleague Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. And he enjoyed such a privileged … Continue reading »

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LITERATURE The Book To Look (No. 31)

Read Vasily Grossman’s „Life and Fate“ as soon as possible …!I tell you: When I finished the last page of this book (p. 887), I knew that I had indeed read the greatest Russian novel of the 20th century (that’s what „Le Monde“ called it). It’s breathtaking, entertaining, horrible, wonderful. Chapter 50 is the key … Continue reading »

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