(sold out) A TALK BY ROBERT CHANDLER: VASILY GROSSMAN'S STALINGRAD - CENSORSHIP AND ELOQUENT SILENCES
Vasily Grossman’s “Life and Fate” has been hailed as a C20 “War and Peace”. In reality, however, “Life and Fate” is only the second half of a dilogy. The first half of this dilogy was published in 1952; Grossman wanted to call it “Stalingrad”, though it was published under the title "For a Just Cause." Translator of the work Robert Chandler will speak about this important book and the several forms in which it has been published.
Oleg Budnitsky, 2018 Pushkin House Book Prize judge, will be at Pushkin House for an evening dedicated to discussing Vasily Grossman's notebooks as a source for the history of the war, as a source for his novels and as a literary work in their own right.
Yury Bit-Yunan lives in Moscow and teaches at the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU). He is the co-author of three books about the life and work of Vasily Grossman. This is a unique opportunity to hear Yury Bit-Yunan talk about his ongoing work on Vasily Grossman.