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Fate of a Man

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ISBN-10: 1410104249

ISBN-13: 9781410104243

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mikhail Sholokhov

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List price: $19.50
Publisher: Fredonia Books
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

For decades a pillar of the Soviet literary establishment, Sholokhov owes his stature to And Quiet Flows the Don (1928--40), a four-volume epic of the life and fate of the Don Cossacks in the Revolution and civil war. Although himself a party member, Sholokhov depicts fairly impartially both sides in the conflict between the Reds and the Whites and shows how his hero, Grigory Melekhov, is driven by background and fate from one camp to the other. This realistic novel captures the exotic Cossack milieu superbly, and the whole works on a scale unseen since Tolstoy's War and Peace. Among Sholokhov's later works, Virgin Soil Upturned (1932--60), which deals with the collectivization of…