A Writer At War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945 (Paperback)
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A Writer At War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945 (Paperback)

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Published: 07/09/2006
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In the summer of 1941, as the Germans invade Russia, newspaper reporter Vasily Grossman is swept to the frontlines, witnessing some of the most savage atrocities in Russian history.

As Grossman follows the Red Army from the defence of Moscow, to the carnage at Stalingrad, to the Nazi genocide in Treblinka, his writings paint a vividly raw and devastating account of Operation Barbarossa during World War Two.
Grossman’s notebooks, war diaries, personal correspondence and newspaper articles are meticulously woven into a gripping narrative and provide a piercing look into the life of the author behind recent Sunday Times bestseller Stalingrad.

A Writer at War stands as an unforgettable eyewitness account of the Eastern Front and places Grossman as the leading Soviet voice of ‘the ruthless truth of war’.

‘A remarkable addition to the literature of 1941 – 1945...a wonderful portrait of the wartime experience of Russia... A worthy memorial to a remarkable man’ Sunday Telegraph

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781845950156
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A remarkable addition to the literature of 1941-45...a wonderful portrait of the wartime experience of Russia... A worthy memorial to a remarkable man - Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph

Magnificent... Any war correspondent writing today about the horrors we are still being subjected to by ideologues, mean-spirited leaders and fanatics of various shades and faiths, should take the time to read him. There is a profound humanity in his prose, an abilitity for empathy and a capacity for rage that one rarely meets - Omer Bartov, Times Literary Supplement

Grossman, like Isaac Babel twenty years before him, lifts war correspondence to new heights - Literary Review

As a pithy account of war at its most extreme, this fascinating book will rarely be bettered - James Delingpole, Mail on Sunday

Unforgettable... Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova have recovered nothing less than a lost classic of reportage - Sean McCarthy, The Scotsman

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“A different take on war memoirs”

Vasily Grossman volunteered for the Red Army when Germany invaded Russia, but was turned down due to his poor eyesight. He approached the Red Army newspaper 'Red Star'to be taken on as a war correspondent.... More

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