Stalingrad p.3 by Grossman
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This week, Matt and Cameron continue on with the set-up to the siege of Stalingrad, following more of Viktor Shtrum as well as Commissar Nikolai Krymov in their respective adventures in Moscow and on the Eastern Front. We’ll be getting into the nitty-gritty on the idea of Grossman as a “soviet Tolstoy” so grab your finest wartime moonshine and tune in to hear our incendiary hot takes!
Major themes: Soviet Tolstoy(?), Genuflecting Grossmans, What Makes the Soviet Union?
Take a look at our World War 2 book list here! Have some ideas for other books to go on the list? Email them to tipsytolstoy (at) gmail.com.
31:32 - Vasily Grossman: A Writer at War, ed.s Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova
31:43 - The Road, ed. Robert Chandler