The Resource The damned and the dead : the Eastern Front through the eyes of Soviet and Russian novelists, Frank Ellis

The damned and the dead : the Eastern Front through the eyes of Soviet and Russian novelists, Frank Ellis

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The damned and the dead : the Eastern Front through the eyes of Soviet and Russian novelists
Title
The damned and the dead
Title remainder
the Eastern Front through the eyes of Soviet and Russian novelists
Statement of responsibility
Frank Ellis
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Language
eng
Summary
"The confrontation between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army on the Eastern Front of World War II was defined by incalculable suffering, destruction, casualties, and heroism. While many historians have chronicled the epic nature of that arena of war, it has largely been left to Russian novelists to fully express the intense human dimensions of that conflict. Frank Ellis's groundbreaking study provides the first comprehensive survey of that impressive body of literature. Canvassing a wide spectrum of works by Soviet and post-Soviet writers, many of whom were war veterans themselves, Ellis uncovers themes both common to war literature in general and distinctive to the Soviet experience ... One of the many threads running throughout Ellis's study is the dilemma of the Red Army soldier condemned to serve a regime that was utterly paranoid regarding the allegiances of its own armies, so much so that Soviet soldiers often felt as threatened by the Soviet government as they did by the German armies. Many of these novels reinforce the now well known fact that Stalin devoted considerable resources to ferreting out soldiers whose actions (or inactions) suggested disloyalty to his repressive regime. A few of them ... became battlegrounds in their own right, pitting Soviet writers against Soviet censors in a struggle over the public memory of the war. Russia's memories of World War II are forever tied to the suffering of its people. Ellis's rich and revealing work shows us why."--Jacket
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Frank
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3026.W3
LC item number
E455 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern war studies.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Soviet Union
  • Sovjetunionen
  • Soviet Union
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Russian literature
  • Russian fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • War in literature
  • Novelists, Russian
  • Veterans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Rysk litteratur
  • Ryska romaner
  • Ryska författare
  • Andra världskriget 1939-1945
  • Krig i litteraturen
  • Andra världskriget 1939-1945
  • Literatur
  • Schriftsteller
  • Russisch
  • Motiv
  • Weltkrieg
  • Military campaigns
  • Novelists, Russian
  • Russian fiction
  • Russian literature
  • Veterans
  • War and literature
  • War in literature
  • Russland
  • Sowjetunion
  • Eastern Front (World War (1939-1945))
  • Soviet Union
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The damned and the dead : the Eastern Front through the eyes of Soviet and Russian novelists, Frank Ellis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sword and the pen : an overview of war literature -- Return from the front : the veterans dissent -- Traitors, wolves, and infernal cold : the war stories of Vasil' Bykov -- The imperium ripostes : the return of the Vozhd' -- The hinge of fate : the Battle of Stalingrad in Soviet-Russian war literature -- NKVD reports from Stalingrad, 1942-1943 : blocking detachments, deserters, executions, and morale -- The Russian war novel of the 1990s : a final reckoning? -- Afterword -- Appendix A: Order of the headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Red Army, 270, 16th August 1941 -- Appendix B: Order of the People's Commissar for Defence of the USSR, 227, 28th July 1942 -- Appendix C: Statute concerning the main counter-intelligence directorate of the People's Commissariat of Defence ("SMERSH") and its agencies in the provinces, 21st April 1943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780700617845
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011002809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40019588210
System control number
  • (OCoLC)681500359
  • (OCoLC)ocn681500359
Label
The damned and the dead : the Eastern Front through the eyes of Soviet and Russian novelists, Frank Ellis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The sword and the pen : an overview of war literature -- Return from the front : the veterans dissent -- Traitors, wolves, and infernal cold : the war stories of Vasil' Bykov -- The imperium ripostes : the return of the Vozhd' -- The hinge of fate : the Battle of Stalingrad in Soviet-Russian war literature -- NKVD reports from Stalingrad, 1942-1943 : blocking detachments, deserters, executions, and morale -- The Russian war novel of the 1990s : a final reckoning? -- Afterword -- Appendix A: Order of the headquarters of the Supreme Command of the Red Army, 270, 16th August 1941 -- Appendix B: Order of the People's Commissar for Defence of the USSR, 227, 28th July 1942 -- Appendix C: Statute concerning the main counter-intelligence directorate of the People's Commissariat of Defence ("SMERSH") and its agencies in the provinces, 21st April 1943
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 376 pages
Isbn
9780700617845
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011002809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40019588210
System control number
  • (OCoLC)681500359
  • (OCoLC)ocn681500359

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