Stalingrad p.9 by Grossman

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Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron close in on the end of Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad and talk about the actual battle in the city. We jump around from the Soviet reinforcements crossing the Volga to Wehrmacht soldiers celebrating their victory a little too early. As always, the story of war is really the story of the humans there and Grossman will never let us forget that. Find some looted booze and tune in!

Major themes: Byzantium Marxism and Postmodernism Oh My!, Political alienation, The Gros-Cast

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06:39 - Tipsy Tolstoy takes on Varlam Shalamov’s Kolyma Tales

The music used in this episode was “soviet march,” by Toasted Tomatoes. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and YouTube.