The road : short fiction and articles Vasily Grossman ; translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler with Olga Mukovnikova ; with an introduction and notes by Robert Chandler with Yury Bit-Yunan ; and with an afterword by Fyodor Gube. London : MacLehose Press, 2010 Hardcover. 1st ed., later printing. 392 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG
Vasily Grossman was born in 1905 into a Jewish family in Ukraine. Life and Fate, his masterpiece, was considered a threat to the totalitarian regime, and Grossman was told that there was no chance of the novel being published for another 200 years. He died in 1964.
Widely proclaimed as one of the outstanding literary figures of the twentieth century his short fiction collected here – satire, comedy, tragedy and pure narrative – illustrate the breadth of his work, and demonstrate the delicate irony and extraordinary vividness for which he has become known.
In addition to the eleven stories, this volume includes the complete text of ‘The Hell of Treblinka’, one of the first descriptions of a Nazi extermination camp; a powerful and harrowing piece of journalism written only weeks after the camp was dissolved.
Beautifully illuminated by Robert Chandler’s introductions and endnotes, with photographs from the family archive, and an Afterword by Grossman’s stepson, Fyodor Guber.