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Vassily Aksyonov

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A leading Soviet writer, Vassily Aksyonov was forced to emigrate from the Soviet Union in 1980 after frequent clashes with government authorities made it increasingly difficult for him to publish there. After his emigration, Aksyonov lived in Fairfax, Virginia, and was a professor at George Mason University. He died in 2009 at the age of 76.

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Generations of Winter

Written by Vassily Aksyonov


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 21, 1995
Price: $22.00

With Tolstoyan narrative power and the emotional grandeur of Doctor Zhivago, Generations of Winter is the story of a Russian family struggling to survive amid the convulsions of the Stalin era. These men and women, woven together with such actual figures as Joseph Stalin and Laventry Beria, populate this triumphantly moving... Read more >
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