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He was No Longer a Professor – “Life and Fate” – Vasily Grossman

April 9th, 2012 · No Comments · Humanism, Immigration, Multi-culturalism, Philosophy

(Kovchenko) looked at Viktor. Viktor felt that at any moment Kovchenko might come out with the words that had been hovering between them all along, brushing against his eyes, hands and brain like an invisible mist.

He bowed his head. He was no longer a professor, a doctor of science, a famous scientist who had made a remarkable discovery, a man who could be forthright and independent, arrogant and condescending. He was just a man with curly hair and a hooked nose, with a stooped back and narrow shoulders, screwing up his eyes as though he was expecting a blow on the cheek.


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