Live and Remember

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1053-3
Publication Date
July 1992
Page Count
216 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Live and Remember

Valentin Rasputin

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 wife who embraces his fate as her own.

About the Author

Valentin Grigoriyevich Rasputin (born March 15, 1937) is a Russian writer. He was born and lived much of his life in the Irkutsk Oblast in Eastern Siberia. Rasputin's works depict rootless urban characters and the fight for survival of centuries-old traditional rural ways of life. Rasputin covers complex questions of ethics and spiritual revival.
"Rasputin's work opens up to the reader a land and a people who are on the one hand as cruel, harsh, and cold as a Siberian winter, and on the other hand, as tender, warm, and gentle as a Siberian spring. This novel of love and hate, of life and death, dexterously woven by the author into an absorbing and interesting story, is rendered in an accurate, flowing translation." --Choice