Moments of Moral Choice

“JE DIRAI NON, MIO PADRE”: Moments of Moral Choice in the Work of Vasily Grossman, Andrey Platonov and Varlam Shalamov. A seminar with Robert Chandler Senate House, Malet St, London WC1 6 December, 5:30pm The seminar, which is open to all, begins at 5:30pm in the Bloomsbury Room (G35) on the ground floor of Senate House (south block), Malet Street, WC1.The talk will be followed by questions and discussion, and then by …

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Robert Chandler Week

In September this year, Britain was overtaken by Vasily Grossmania. Radio 4’s week-long of Life and Fate sent the novel to the top of Amazon’s charts for a heady few days; people could be seen reading it on the tube; a Russian TV station sent a news crew to investigate: they slapped a bookswap sticker on a copy of The Road and left it on top of a bus-stop ticket machine …

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More On Vasily Grossman Month

The Road by Vasily Grossman, a collection of short fiction and articles (translated and edited by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler) is published this month in paperback amidst a positive extravaganza of renewed interest in the author of Life and Fate, a vivid account of the lives of a vast cast of characters living through battle of Stalingrad, and regarded by many as the greatest Russian novel of the twentieth century. …

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