Dead Wild Roses: Truth for the Classroom Wall – Vasily Grossman

  From Life and Fate:     “My faith has been tempered in Hell.  My faith has emerged from the flames of the crematoria, from the concrete gas chamber.  I have seen that it is not man who is impotent in the struggle against evil, but the power of evil that is impotent in the struggle ...

A Novelist's Mind: Lilian Nattel Online: Bravery: the Writer

I want to tell you about a writer who looked old in his mid-30s. He walked with a cane. He was overweight, lethargic, pasty-faced and depressed. It was no wonder. He was a writer trying to write vividly, truthfully and with compassion under a totalitarian regime. He believed in the socialist dream, at least he ...