A Dangerous Novel

by Mark Chmiel

In his novel Life and Fate
Vasily Grossman exposed the horrors of the Soviet system

Some of the Soviet intellectuals acknowledged
He had told the truth

But they were against publishing it
Because it could hurt the Soviet state

A couple of  critics believed, though,  it could be published
In another 250 years

 

Source: Frank Ellis, Vasily Grossman: The Genesis and Evolution of a Russian Heretic

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