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An Armenian Sketchbook

(1965)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Few writers had to confront so many of the last century's mass tragedies as Vasily Grossman. He is likely to be remembered, above all, for the terrifying clarity with which he writes about the Shoah, the Battle of Stalingrad and the Terror Famine in the Ukraine.

An Armenian Sketchbook, however, shows us a very different Grossman; it is notable for its warmth, its sense of fun and for the benign humility that is always to be found in his writing.

After the 'arrest' - as Grossman always put it - of Life and Fate, Grossman took on the task of editing a literal Russian translation of a lengthy Armenian novel. The novel was of little interest to him, but he was glad of an excuse to travel to Armenia. This is his account of the two months he spent there.

It is by far the most personal and intimate of Grossman's works, with an air of absolute spontaneity, as though Grossman is simply chatting to the reader about his impressions of Armenia - its mountains, its ancient churches and its people.



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July 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: An Armenian Sketchbook
Author(s): Vasily Grossman
ISBN: 0-85705-235-7 / 978-0-85705-235-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Armenian Sketchbook
Author(s): Vasily Grossman
ISBN: 1-78206-088-X / 978-1-78206-088-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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July 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: An Armenian Sketchbook
Author(s): Vasily Grossman
ISBN: 0-85705-286-1 / 978-0-85705-286-5 (UK edition)
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February 2013 : Paperback
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Title: [(An Armenian Sketchbook)] [Author: Vasily Grossman] published on (February, 2013)
Author(s): Vasily Grossman
Publisher: New York Review of Books Classics
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February 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: An Armenian Sketchbook (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Vasily Grossman
ISBN: 1-59017-618-9 / 978-1-59017-618-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: An Armenian Sketchbook
Author(s): Vasily Grossman
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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February 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: An Armenian Sketchbook (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Vasili Grossman
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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