Life and Fate Book 1 Chs. 1-31 by Grossman

Life and Fate Book 1 Chs. 1-31 by Grossman
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Show Notes

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This week, Matt and Cameron — after numerous daily episodes — start outlining some of the main themes covered in Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate, chapters 1-31, and talk a little (read: a lot) more about his life. Grab your flak vest and get ready for some front-line reporting, it’s time for the Gross-cast. 

Major themes: A wolfish era, memorialization not valorization, emerging identities

23:59 - “Free at Last: Vasily Grossman and the Battle for Stalingrad” by Carol Garrard and John Garrard

For more about Grossman’s life, we have sourced Alexandra Popoff’s book Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century quite heavily in producing this episode. 

The music used in this episode was “Старое Кино / Staroye Kino,” by Перемотка / Peremotka. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and Youtube

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