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First published in Russian in 1974, Live and Remember was immediately hailed by Soviet critics as a superb if atypical example of war literature and a moving depiction of the degradation and ultimate damnation of a frontline deserter. The novel tells the story of a Siberian peasant who makes a tragic miscalculation by deserting in the last year of the war, and of the loyal ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by Northwestern University Press (first published December 31st 1978)
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J.M. Slowik
Nov 02, 2012 J.M. Slowik rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Pessimists
Shelves: russian, war
"Lately, Nastyona felt that she had no right to criticize anyone at all-- no man, no animal, no bird, because each had lived his own life, which was not in his control and which he could not change."

A beautiful tragedy. Depicting the story of a WWII deserter and his wife, this novel had a profoundly tragic premise. Even in its joyful moments, there's a constant bittersweet understanding that it can't possibly turn out well. This is an overlooked classic-- a novel out of Soviet Russia that got pa
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One of the most romantic books I have ever read.
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Very depressive in a Russian way, therefore it is extremely depressive.
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