Generations of Winter

4 April 2015
A discussion of the historical context of this novel by Vassily Aksyonov, set in the 1920’s and 1930’s in Russia.

This paper introduces and discusses the book “Generations of Winter,” by Vassily Aksyonov. Specifically, it discusses literary themes and approaches used by the author and how the work reflects the political and social environment of the time.
“Aksyonov’s book opens in 1925, the eighth year of the revolution. While it sometimes reads like a history of the Russian people, it is really a novel, written in the sweeping style of War and Peace by Tolstoy. The novel follows the Gradov family through twenty years of modern Russian history, with which they always manage to become involved. Mixed in with the family are real historical characters, so it sometimes becomes muddy between what is fact and what is fiction in this novel.”

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