From Vasily Grossman, “Life and Fate”

tr. Robert Chandler:

Viktor’s hat fell to the ground. People were probably looking at them.

“Yes, yes, we have no right,” he repeated.

He kissed her hands. As he held her small cold fingers, he felt that the unshakeable strength of her resolve went hand in hand with weakness, submissiveness, helplessness….

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