Mikhail Sholokhov : Literaturnyĭ Portret
Northern Book Centre, 1992 - 221 pages
Detailed: The monograph, the first by an Indian author is presented bilingually (Russian/English) will go a long way towards better understanding of Mikhail Sholokhov. The author has essayed to interpret Sholokhov's writings which were permeated by a sense of the beauty of the universe, by a love of toiling masses and a simplicity, and by a consciousness of humanism and the more serious reflections of the people of the Soviet Union, particularly of the Cossacks. G. Mukerjee considers Sholokhov in relation to Soviet letters and ideology and emphasises on Sholokhov's views much larger than his local region or nation. He marks the high literary value of Sholokhov's chef d'oeuvre and Quiet Flows The Don and gives a profound analysis of major works of Sholokhov from Tales from the Don, Theey Fought for Their Father Land, Virgin Soil Upturned, The Science of Hatred and The Fate of a Man, and their relevance to India. The author illustrated Sholokhov's views on Gandhi as well. He has given clear image of Gandhi to Soviet readers dispelling earlier misconceptions regarding Gandhi. This book holds the triumphs and failures of the former Soviet Union to the readers and gives a subtle indication of its recent fall.
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