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August 1914 Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn s A.S August 1914 The Red Wheel paints a marvelous portrait of Russia at the crossroads of the 20th century By way of background, I read David Remnick s Resurrection about Russia s post USSR struggles Remnick writes a beautiful chapter on A.S., his life, his exile, Western Europe and the U.S intelligentsia s dismissive treatment of him, and his return to Russia Reminick s extraordinary discourse on A.S is the perfect prelude to this work because it allows the r Aleksandr Solzhenitzyn s A.S August 1914 The Red Wheel paints a marvelous portrait of Russia at the crossroads of the 20th century By way of background, I read David Remnick s Resurrection abou 4.5Just short of 5 5 because some bits I found really hard to get through and I say this as a fan of russian literature and history I wouldn t recommend this to someone who s just getting into russian literature If you have no knowledge of the Battle of Tannenberg nor late 19th early 20th century russian history and politics, you might as well do some reading first or else you won t enjoy the first 300 pages nor the rest of the book for that matter There s a long chapter in which he treats 4.5Just short of 5 5 because some bits I found really hard to get through and I say this as a fan of russian literature and history I wouldn t recommend this to someone who s just getting into russian literature If you have no knowledge of th In His Monumental Narrative Of The Outbreak Of The First World War And The Ill Fated Russian Offensive Into East Prussia, Solzhenitsyn Has Written What Nina Krushcheva, In The Nation, Calls A Dramatically New Interpretation Of Russian History The Assassination Of Tsarist Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin, A Crucial Event In The Years Leading Up To The Revolution Of 1917, Is This is probably my favorite book of all time Alexander Solzhenitsyn was brilliant If you don t like WWI history, this book is not for you, but it was excellent It was fiction, but centred around the campaign in Tannenburg, Prussia There wasn It is important to bear in mind that with the end of the Cold War the funding to translate Solzhenitsyn dried up There is after all plenty of nationalistic Russian writing from the nineteenth century available in English The only advantage that Solzhenitsyn had over Tolstoy and Dostoevsky was that he happened to be anti communist, but after 1991 that wasn t of so much interest anyeither Although I did read in the news that there is now a project to translate the whole of the Red Wheel g It is important to bear in mind that with the end of the Cold War the funding to translate Solzhenitsyn dried up There is after all plenty of nationalistic Russian writing from the nineteenth century available in English The only advantage that Solzhenitsyn had over Tolstoy and Dostoevsky was that he happened to be anti communist, but after 1991 that wasn t of so much interest anyeither Although I did read in the news that there is now a project to translate the whole of the Red Wheel i cycle into English, I wonder what the inspiration is or who might be funding it.The centre of the novel, told from many points of view with a mixture of historical and fictional characters, the Russian defeat at Tannenberg at the beg 2.5 5On a purely literary merit it is a big and tiresome slog It is designed to be 10 volumes chronicles devoted to the events which has lead to the Revolution of 1917 So the parts about the fictional characters are alternated by the parts about real historic figures and events The construction is complex and really awkward Initially the fictional parts were relatively lively with interesting set of characters and several story lines But the gaps between dropping a particular line and comi 2.5 5On a purely literary merit it is a big and tiresome slog It is designed to be 10 volumes chronicles devoted to the events which has lead to the Revolution of 1917 So the parts about the fictional characters are alternated by the parts about real historic figures and events The construction is complex and really awkward Initially the fictional parts were relatively lively with interesting set of characters and several story lines But the gaps between dropping a particular line and coming back to it are too big to emphasise with the characters So i stopped caring about the fictional parts.The historical chronicle is meticulously detailed and relatively slow moving His method is to pick a historical event or a figure and drill so dip that it becomes overwhelming after a while This book is devoted to two main themes the beginning of the First World War from the perspective of the Russian front the personality and the achievements of I correctly anticipated how appropriate it would feel to read this in August 2014 exactly 100 years after the events in this novel I did not anticipate how eager I would be to return each time to this amazing novel, discovering well drawn characters, a scathing indictment of Russian military cultu question whether I read this back in the day when I was reading Solzhenitsyn. A new adaptation for radio of Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn s epic story of the first battle of the Eastern Front in 1914 which was a disaster for Russia Solzhenitsyn s book was published in the West one year after he won the prize with sections about Lenin omitted It was only after his expulsion from the USSR that the complete book was available This new production is narrated by Fiona Shaw.In August 1914, Colonel Vorotynts A new adaptation for radio of Nobel Prize winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn s epic story of the first battle of the Eastern Front in 1914 which was a disaster for Russia Solzhenitsyn s book was published in the West one year after he won the prize with sections about Lenin omitted It was only after his expulsion from the USSR that the complete book was available This new production is narrated by Fiona Shaw.In August 1914, Colonel Vorotyntsev advances into East Prussia in search of the elusive front line As he encounters the truth about the German war machine his military ideals rapidly tarnish and he must decide whether to volunteer his men for certain death or retreat At the outbreak of the First World War, the Russian advance met with catastrophic results Bungled orders, poor and insufficient supplies, out dated equipment and tactics, and deliberate misinforma Ever wanted to smack someone in the face because of their insistent incompetency and blatant disregard for others just because of their own self interests Then you re going to have a lot of sympathy for the Russian soldiers who lost their lives in Russia s opening campaign in World War I As always, typical Russian Solzhenitsyn epic, wide array of characters caught up in something bigger than them with each having different opinions on religion, politics, and society Not as great as Cancer W Ever wanted to smack someone in the face because of their insistent incompetency and blatant disregard for others just because of their own self interests Then you re going to have a lot of sympathy for the Russian soldiers who lost their lives in Russia s opening campaign in World War I As always, typical Russian Solzhenitsyn epic, wide array of characters caught up in something bigger than them with each having different opinions on religion, politics, and society Not as great as Cancer Ward or In The First Circle, but definitely a text of great value if not for its historical referencing alone.As others have noted, if you re not a big buff for World War I history, this may not be for you, as this was not written solely for a pr


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