Grossman Season

 
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'FOR STALIN, YOU FUCKERS!': VASILY GROSSMAN’S NOTEBOOKS & WORLD WAR II

Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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.

In Russian and English.

YURY BIT-YUNAN ON VASILY GROSSMAN

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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.

In English.


PAST EVENTS:

(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. 

In English.