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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn (Paperback)

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A masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, this novel is one of the most significant and outspoken literary documents ever to come out of Soviet Russia. A brutal depiction of life in a Stalinist camp and a moving tribute to man's triumph of will over relentless dehumanization, this is Solzhenitsyn's first novel to win international acclaim. Introduction by renowned poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko.



Book Synopsis



"Stark . . . the story of how one falsely accused convict and his fellow prisoners survived or perished in an arctic slave labor camp after the war."--Time

From the icy blast of reveille through the sweet release of sleep, Ivan Denisovich endures. A common carpenter, he is one of millions viciously imprisoned for countless years on baseless charges, sentenced to the waking nightmare of the Soviet work camps in Siberia. Even in the face of degrading hatred, where life is reduced to a bowl of gruel and a rare cigarette, hope and dignity prevail. This powerful novel of fact is a scathing indictment of Communist tyranny, and an eloquent affirmation of the human spirit.

The prodigious works of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, including his acclaimed The Gulag Archipelago, have secured his place in the great tradition of Russian literary giants. Ironically, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is the only one of his works permitted publication in his native land.

Praise for One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

"Cannot fail to arouse bitterness and pain in the heart of the reader. A literary and political event of the first magnitude."--New Statesman

"Both as a political tract and as a literary work, it is in the Doctor Zhivago category."--Washington Post

"Dramatic . . . outspoken . . . graphically detailed . . . a moving human record."--Library Journal



Review Quotes




"Cannot fail to arouse bitterness and pain in the heart of the reader. A literary and political event of the first magnitude."
-New Statesman

"Stark . . . the story of how one falsely accused convict and his fellow prisoners survived or perished in an arctic slave labor camp after the war."
-Time

"Both as a political tract and as a literary work, it is in the Doctor Zhivago category."
-Washington Post

"Dramatic . . . outspoken . . . graphically detailed . . . a moving human record."
-Library Journal



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The prodigious works of Alexander Solzheenitsyn incuding his acclaimed The Gulag Archipelago, have secured his place in the great tradition of Russian literary giants. Ironically, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is the only one of his works permitted publication in his native land. As a young man, Alexander Solzhenitsyn studied mathematics, physics, and literature. He served with distinction in the Soviet Army during World War II, but after the war, his criticism of Stalin led to his arrest. Solzhenitsyn spent eight years in labor camps, and was released in 1953. In 1962, with the approval of Soviet Premier Khrushchev, he published One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, an account of life in the Soviet Gulag. He denounced Soviet censorship, and his later books were banned. In 1970 he was awarded the Nobel Prize. Eventually his dissident postures became too much for the Soviet government, and in 1974, Solzhenitsyn was expelled. Throughout the years of his exile, Solzhenitsyn never stopped speaking out against Soviet Communism, and he was eventually permitted to return to his country after the fall of Communism.
Dimensions (Overall): 6.89 Inches (H) x 4.27 Inches (W) x .49 Inches (D)
Weight: .21 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 203
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Format: Paperback
Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Language: English
Street Date: July 1, 1984
TCIN: 11602214
UPC: 9780553247770
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-3065
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.49 inches length x 4.27 inches width x 6.89 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.21 pounds
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