Vladimir Kantor's Book in the Top List of Ekaterina Barsova-Grineva
On May 21, 2020, writer, cultural critic and screenwriter Ekaterina Barsova-Grineva published her review of the book "The Felled Tree of Life. The Fate of Nikolai Chernyshevsky" by HSE Professor, head of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue V. K. Kantor
About Chernyshevsky we usually know some canonical information, as about the author of "What to do?" On this, sometimes knowledge about the writer is exhausted. Vladimir Kantor's book is intended to fill this unfortunate gap. The author consistently debunks the myths about Chernyshevsky as a radical revolutionary and proves that, if not for his imprisonment, then the history of Russia could have gone a different way or at least changed. It is sad that the fate of one of the most remarkable people of his time turned out to be so tragic ... Vladimir Kantor managed not just to write another biography. The word “living” is most applicable to this narrative. It is very capacious and contains not only Chernyshevsky’s life but also the era in which he created, the surrounding people, Volga landscapes, literary salons, passions boiling in the air, and the path to Eternity ... I highly recommend this book not only to lovers of literature and philosophy but also to those who want to understand the key points of Russian history. Over time the question "What to do?" becomes more and more acute...
Original text: https://www.facebook.com/ek.grineva.