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Europe central

In Europe Central, Vollmann presents a mesmerizing series of intertwined paired stories that compare and contrast the moral decisions made by various figures? some famous, some infamous, some unknown? associated with the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century. He conjures up two generals, one Russian and one German, who collaborate with the enemy for different reasons and with different results. Another pairing tells of two heroes? a female Russian partisan martyred at the beginning of World War II and a young German man who joins the SS in order to reveal its secrets and halt its crimes. Several stories concern the complex and elusive Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the Stalinist assaults against his work and life; also explored are the fates of artists and poets such as Käthe Kollwitz, Anna Akhmatova, and the documentary filmmaker Roman Karmen.

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  • "In Europe Central, Vollmann presents a mesmerizing series of intertwined paired stories that compare and contrast the moral decisions made by various figures? some famous, some infamous, some unknown? associated with the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR in the twentieth century. He conjures up two generals, one Russian and one German, who collaborate with the enemy for different reasons and with different results. Another pairing tells of two heroes? a female Russian partisan martyred at the beginning of World War II and a young German man who joins the SS in order to reveal its secrets and halt its crimes. Several stories concern the complex and elusive Soviet composer Dmitri Shostakovich and the Stalinist assaults against his work and life; also explored are the fates of artists and poets such as Käthe Kollwitz, Anna Akhmatova, and the documentary filmmaker Roman Karmen."@en
  • "More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA."@en
  • "Vollmann presents a mesmerizing series of intertwined paired stories that compare and contrast the moral decisions made by various figures (some famous, some infamous, some unknown) associated with the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR from 1900-1968."
  • "Vollmann presents a mesmerizing series of intertwined paired stories that compare and contrast the moral decisions made by various figures (some famous, some infamous, some unknown) associated with the warring authoritarian cultures of Germany and the USSR from 1900-1968."@en

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  • "Récits de guerre"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Belletristische Darstellung"
  • "Roman américain"
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Roman historique"
  • "Historische Romane und Erzählungen"
  • "Downloadable e-Audiobook"
  • "Miscellaneous fiction"
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"

http://schema.org/name

  • "Central Europe"
  • "Europa Central"
  • "Europe central"@en
  • "Europe central"@it
  • "Europe central"
  • "Europa central"@es
  • "Europe Central"
  • "Europe Central : Roman"
  • "Europe Central Roman"