In the forests of Belorussia in 1942 a group of disabled Russian partisans makes its way to a medical unit while being pursued by traitorous partisans, German soldiers, and vicious dogs. Best Read [ Pack of wolves ] author [ Vasil Bykaŭ ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk
Vasil Byka was born in the village By ki, not far from Viciebsk in 1924 In 1941 he was in Ukraine when Germany attacked the USSR At first seventeen year old Byka dug trenches then he volunteered for the Red Army For years after the war he continued to serve, returning to the USSR only in the mid 1950s There he started to work as a journalist for the Hrodna Pravda newspaper In that same decade his first novellas began to come out, of which the most famous are Sotnika , The Obelisk , To Go and Not Return , and To Live Till Sunrise During and after the Perestroika, he participated in pro reform movement e.g Popular Front of Belarus In October 1993, he signed the Letter of Forty Two.Byka s literary achievement lies in his sternly realistic, albeit touched by lyricism, depictions of World War II battles, typically with a small number of personages In the ferociousness of encounter they face moral dilemmas both vis a vis their enemies and within their own Soviet world burdened by ideological and political constraints Byka s novellas that are available in English translation, such as The Dead Feel No Pain 1965 , The Ordeal 1970 , Wolf Pack 1975 and Sign of Misfortune , challenged the official version of the war This brought upon the writer vicious accusations of false humanism from some Red Army generals and the Communist Party press Vasil Bykov is a very courageous and uncompromising writer, rather of the Solzhenitsyn stamp, wrote Michael Glenny in Partisan Review in 1972 Byka was one of the most admired writers in the Soviet Union In 1980 he was awarded the honorific title of People s Writer of the Belarusian SSR.Outside of his native country, Vasil Byka is the most widely read Belarusian writer During the Soviet period, his works were translated into most major languages of the world However, most of the translations were done on the basis of Russian rendering Byka wrote all of his works in his native Belarusian language, and translated several of them into Russian by himself Vasil Byka s stature in the life of his country remains enormous An opponent of Alexander Lukashenko s regime and a supporter of the Belarusian People s Front, he lived abroad for several years first in Finland, then in Germany and the Czech Republic , but returned to his homeland just a month before his death The memory of his turbulent life and uncompromising stance on the war have only enhanced his reputation at home and abroad ever since.
- 181 pages
- Pack of wolves
- Vasil Bykaŭ
- 01 April 2019 Vasil Bykaŭ