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Everything Flows

By Vasiliĭ Semenovich Grossman

A New York Review Books Original

Everything Flows is Vasily Grossman’s final testament, written after the Soviet authorities suppressed his masterpiece, Life and Fate. The main story is simple: released after thirty years in the Soviet camps, Ivan Grigoryevich must struggle to find a place for himself in an unfamiliar world. But in a novel that seeks to take in the whole tragedy of Soviet history, Ivan’s story is only one among many. Thus we also hear about Ivan’s cousin, Nikolay, a scientist who never let his conscience interfere with his career, and Pinegin, the informer who got Ivan sent to the camps. Then a brilliant short play interrupts the narrative: a series of informers steps forward, each making excuses for the inexcusable things that he did—inexcusable and yet, the informers plead, in Stalinist Russia understandable, almost unavoidable. And at the core of the book, we find the story of Anna Sergeyevna, Ivan’s lover, who tells about her eager involvement as an activist in the Terror famine of 1932–33, which led to the deaths of three to five million Ukrainian peasants. Here Everything Flows attains an unbearable lucidity comparable to the last cantos of Dante’s Inferno.

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Format: Book
Author: Grossman, Vasiliĭ Semenovich
Title: Everything flows / Vasily Grossman ; translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, with Anna Aslanyan.
Publisher Date: New York : New York Review Books, c2009.
Subject: Soviet Union -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781590173282 (alk. paper)
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Call Number: F Grossman
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Format: Book
Author: Grossman, Vasiliĭ Semenovich
Title: Everything flows / Vasily Grossman ; translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler, with Anna Aslanyan.
Publisher, Date: New York : New York Review Books, c2009.
Description: xii, 253 p. ; 21 cm.
Series: New York Review Books classics
Series: New York Review Books classics
Subjects: Soviet Union -- Fiction
Other Author: Chandler, Elizabeth, 1947-
Other Author: Aslanyan, Anna
Other Author: Chandler, Robert, 1953-
Other Title: Vse techet. English
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 251).
LCCN: 2009025257
ISBN: 9781590173282 (alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Grossman