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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, a piece of string or a single match in a world where survival is all. This work lets you participate in the struggle of men to survive both the terrible rigours of nature and th... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780141184746
Barcode 9780141184746
Published 12 December 2000 by Penguin
Format Paperback, New edition
Language English (translated from: Russian)
Author(s) By Solzhenitsyn, Alexander
Translated by Parker, Ralph
Series Penguin Modern Classics (part: 19)
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ISBN-13 9780141184746
ISBN-10 0141184744
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Classics
Publication Date 12 December 2000
International Publication Date 30 November 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Language English
Translated from Russian
Author(s) By Solzhenitsyn, Alexander
Translated by Parker, Ralph
Series Penguin Modern Classics (part: 19)
Category Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 112g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Political prisoners, Soviet Union, Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 891.7344
Catalogue Code 141204

Description of this Book

This brutal, shattering glimpse of the fate of millions of Russians under Stalin shook Russia and shocked the world when it first appeared. Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, the ingenious possibilities of a nail, a piece of string or a single match in a world where survival is all. Here safety, warmth and food are the first objectives. Reading it, you enter a world of incarceration, brutality, hard manual labour and freezing cold - and participate in the struggle of men to survive both the terrible rigours of nature and the inhumanity of the system that defines their conditions of life.

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Author's Bio

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was born in 1918 and grew up in Rostov-on-Don. He graduated in physics and mathematics from Rostov University and studied literature by correspondence course at Moscow University. In World War II he fought as an artillery officer, attaining the rank of captain. In 1945, however, after making derogatory remarks about Stalin in a letter, he was arrested and summarily sentenced to eight years in forced labour camps, followed by internal exile. In 1957 he formally rehabilitated, and settled down to teaching and writing, in Ryazan and Moscow. The publication of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in Novy Mir in 1962 was followed by publication, in the West, of his novels Cancer Ward and The First Circle. In 1970 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and in 1974 his citizenship was revoked and he was expelled from the Soviet Union. He settled in Vermont and worked on his great historical cycle The Red Wheel. In 1990, with the fall of Soviet Communism, his citizenship was restored and four years later he returned to settle in Russia. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died in August 2008.

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