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Author Grossman, Vasiliĭ.

Title An Armenian sketchbook / Vasily Grossman ; translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler ; with an introduction and notes by Robert Chandler and Yury Bit-Yunan.

Publication Info. New York : New York Review Books, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    891.73 Grossman,V GRO    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xiv, 135 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series New York Review Books classics
New York Review Books classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-135).
Contents Introduction -- An Armenian sketchbook -- An Armenian picture album.
Summary "Few writers had to confront as many of the last century's mass tragedies as Vasily Grossman, who wrote with terrifying clarity about the Shoah, the Battle of Stalingrad, and the Terror Famine in the Ukraine. An Armenian Sketchbook, however, shows us a very different Grossman, notable for his tenderness, warmth, and sense of fun. After the Soviet government confiscated - or, as Grossman always put it, "arrested"--Life and Fate, he took on the task of revising a literal Russian translation of a long Armenian novel. The novel was of little interest to him, but he needed money and was evidently glad of an excuse to travel to Armenia. An Armenian Sketchbook is his account of the two months he spent there. This is by far the most personal and intimate of Grossman's works, endowed with an air of absolute spontaneity, as though he is simply chatting to the reader about his impressions of Armenia - its mountains, its ancient churches, its people - while also examining his own thoughts and moods. A wonderfully human account of travel to a faraway place, An Armenian Sketchbook also has the vivid appeal of a self-portrait."--Back cover.
Subject Grossman, Vasiliĭ -- Travel -- Armenia (Republic)
Armenia (Republic) -- Description and travel.
Added Author Chandler, Robert, 1953- translator, writer of added commentary.
Chandler, Elizabeth, 1947- translator.
Bit-Yunan, Yury, writer of added commentary.
Added Title Dobro vam. English
ISBN 9781590176184 (alkaline paper)
1590176189 (alkaline paper)
9781590176351 (e-book)
1590176359 (e-book)
Standard No. 40022004333

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