Red Lighttranslated by Juri Elperin, Sebastian Gutnik, Olga Korneev, Claudia Korneev
- date of publication: 29.01.2018
- 704 Pages
- ISBN 978-3-552-05853-8
- Deutschland: 29,00 €
- Österreich: 29,90 €
- E-Book ISBN 978-3-552-05892-7
- E-Book Deutschland: 20,99 €
From the Russian Revolution to the end of the Soviet Union, from the rise of Hitler to Putin’s war in Crimea: an epochal literary event.
Crooked houses, broken fences, and devastated wastelands: Solomon Richter is facing death on an iron stretcher in a hospital on the outskirts of Moscow. Reports of the fighting in Donbass blare from the TV. There is precious little time for the elderly historian to reflect on his own history and that of the previous century.
Over a period of three generations, the acclaimed Russian painter Maxim Kantor pens a panorama that reflects the excesses of a period which turned the world upside down. War and peace, crime and punishment, past and present collide. A key role is played by the Mephistophelian figure of Ernst Hanfstaengl, one of Hitler’s early supporters, who overshadows all the periods and events in the book.
An epic novel – and the history of Russia, indeed of Europe, stretching across the past hundred years.