VOICES FROM STALINGRAD

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Voices from Stalingrad is an illustrated ebook
by Ferdinanda Cremascoli

Voices from Stalingrad. Episode1. Cover. Dawn on a calm and brilliant  river
Episode 2. Cover. War Time: bombs and death
Voices from Stalingrad. Episode 3. Cover. Dictators. Hitler and Stalin.
Voices from Stalingrad. Cover of the Illustrated Book available on amazon.com

Six episodes. Each ones is an investigation into the range of tones in Vasily Grossman’s dilogy, also preserved in translation, thanks to the work of great translators. 

Voices from Stalingrad. Episode4. Cover. Scenes from a marriage
Voices from Stalingrad. Episode5. Cover. A parcel at the station
Voices from Stalingrad. Episode 6. Living at house 6/1. The image of a ruined building

Voices from Stalingrad is an illustrated ebook
by Ferdinanda Cremascoli

Six episodes from Vasily Grossman’s masterpiece. Each episode is an investigation into the range of tones in Vasily Grossman’s dilogy, also preserved in translation, thanks to the work of great translators. 

In the Stalingrad dilogy, Vasily Grossman recounts the lives of an entire people: farmers, workers, miners, scientists, mothers, women working in factories and in the countryside, girls and boys, orphans… everyone. To capture such a varied world, a variety of tones is employed. The two Stalingrad novels encompass gravitas and solemnity, as well as the entertaining lightness of comedy and the melancholy of love stories. No sentimentality, though! Vasily Grossman’s style is never emphatic, but dry and rigorous.

Why “Dilogy”? Because the story develops over two novels: Life and Fate and its “prequel,” a novel written immediately after the war and published in the USSR under the title For a Just Cause in the early fifties, after a strenuous tug of war with censorship. Life and Fate was less fortunate. The KGB’s seizure of the manuscript in 1962 forced the writer to hide his novel, which had a complex history of emigration and publication abroad. In Russia, it was published only after the end of the USSR.