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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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By Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Yevgeny Yevtushenko (Introduction by)

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Format: Paperback, 151 pages
Published In: United States, 01 September 2008
The first published novel of controversial Nobel Prize winning Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn. 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, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich 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. Includes an Introduction by Yevgeny Yevtushenkoand an Afterword by Eric Bogosian

About the Author

Alexander Solzhenitsyn was born in 1918, a year after the Bolsheviks stormed to power throughout Russia. He studied at the University of Rostov and served with distinction in the Russian Army during World War II. In 1945, he was arrested and imprisoned in a labor camp for eight years because he had allegedly made a derogatory remark about Stalin. Released in 1953 after the death of Stalin, he was forced to live in Central Asia, where he remained until Premier Khrushchev's historic "secret speech" denouncing Stalin in 1956. Rehabilitated in 1957, Solzhenitsyn moved to Ryazin, married a chemistry student, and began to teach mathematics at the local school. In his spare time he started to write. In 1970, Solzhenitsyn received the Nobel Prize for Literature. Four years later the Soviet Union revoked his citizenship, and he was deported. Solzhenitsyn settled in Vermont in 1984, but eventually returned to Russia in 1994, after the collapse of communism. He died in 2008.

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"A masterpiece...Squarely in the mainstream of Russia's great literary traditions." "A masterpiece...Squarely in the mainstream of Russia's great literary traditions."--The Nation "An extraordinary human document."--Moscow's Daily Mail "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 A masterpiece Squarely in the mainstream of Russia s great literary traditions. The Nation Alexander Solzhenitsyn is a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Gorky. Harrison Salisbury, The New York Times A masterpiece Squarely in the mainstream of Russia s great literary traditions. The Nation An extraordinary human document. Moscow s Daily Mail" "Alexander Solzhenitsyn is a literary genius whose talent matches that of Dostoyevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Gorky."--Harrison Salisbury, "The New York Times" "A masterpiece...Squarely in the mainstream of Russia's great literary traditions."--"The Nation " "An extraordinary human document."--"Moscow's Daily Mail" ?A masterpiece?Squarely in the mainstream of Russia's great literary traditions.? ?"The Nation" aA masterpiecea]Squarely in the mainstream of Russiaas great literary traditions.a a"The Nation"

EAN: 9780451531049
ISBN: 0451531043
Publisher: Signet
Dimensions: 16.76 x 10.67 x 1.52 centimetres (0.09 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" is indeed a powerful book. Were it merely the grim testimonial to life in the Soviet Gulags or a witness to infringed liberties, its force would be staggering. Were it a testimony to the indomitableness of human nature, it would be crushing. As it is, it shatters our perception of man and ourselves as no other book, save Anne Franke`s diary and the testemony of Elie Wiesl, could ever have done. However, it is more than all the above. "One Day" is actually a searching look at human nature. The biting wind, jagged wire, frigid climate, watery soup, and the warmth provided by an extra pair of mittens or an hour of hard physical labor all find matches in the colorful crowd of characters that parades through this narrative - from the prison guards to the prisoners themselves to the prison director to the turncoat prisoners who sold their integrity for the favor of their oppressors.This is a book to be read, first of all, for its historical value - a tribute to those who were imprisoned but whose voices were never heard, and a silent plea to commit all our forces to the proposition that such vileness will never reach our liberty-loving shores. No less importantly, this is a book that should prompt us to turn our eyes inward and question ourselves whether, in our own way, we are capable of committing the same atrocities against our fellow man, and whether, if subjected to the same suffering, we would have the strength of character to find as much comfort in a bowl of soup as we do now in the transient, unfounded knowledge that such inhumanity will not touch us.

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