A Writer At War
Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941–1945
Edited by Anthony Beevor and Lyuba Vinogradova
Translated by Anthony Beevor and Lyuba Vinogradova
Compelling analysis and vivid everyday observations are combined in the writings of this much-admired journalist. With more than 50 contemporary images.
When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, the young Ukrainian writer Vasily Grossman was determined to aid the war effort in any way he could. Deemed unfit for military service, Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda.
His harrowing and unforgettable eyewitness accounts of the terrors of the Eastern Front, writes historian Max Hastings, are ‘a wonderful portrait of the wartime experience of Russia … A worthy memorial to a remarkable man, Beevor and Lyuba Vinogradova have stitched together a compelling narrative from Vasily Grossman’s notebooks, published articles, private letters and other contemporary memoirs.’ This volume features 56 integrated illustrations, including images drawn from Grossman’s own archive and several by the celebrated photojournalist Demitri Baltermants. Deeply sympathetic with the war’s victims as well as its heroes, A Writer at War brims with ‘the finest descriptions ever of what Grossman himself called “the ruthless truth of war”.’
Bound in quarter buckram with printed Modigliani paper sides
Set in Abril with Grotesque display
Frontispiece and 56 integrated black & white photographs
9½˝ x 6¼˝