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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovichby Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Synopses & Reviews
In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength.
First published in 1962, it is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark chapter in Russian history, Ivan Denisovich is at once a graphic picture of work camp life and a moving tribute to man’s will to prevail over relentless dehumanization.
The first published novel of controversial Nobel Prize winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn- now in trade paperback.
First published in 1962, this book is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark chapter in Russian history, it is at once a graphic picture of work camp life and a moving tribute to man's will to prevail over relentless dehumanization, told by "a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, [and] Gorky" (Harrison Salisbury, New York Times).
One of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is both a graphic picture of World War II work camp life and a testimony to the human spirit.
About the Author
Nobel Prize winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn was born in 1918. With works that challenged the leadership of the Soviet Union, he became one of the most controversial writers in Russian history. Exiled for most of his life, he returned to Russia after the collapse of communism. On August 3, 2008 he died in his homeland at the age of 89.
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